Narcopolis Quotes

Jeet Thayil
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Well… I’ve learned some things, to my cost, the kind of thing you’re better off not knowing if you mean to live in the world. For example, I know something about love and how lovers want to consume and be consumed and disappear into each other. I know how they yearn to make two equal one, and how it can never be.
-- Dimple (Book 1, Chapter 1)

Importance: Here, Dimple speaks on differences not only between men and women, but about knowing things about the world. Primarily, Dimple talks about what it means to live in the world. For the narrator, not knowing about things like love allows a man to separate his soul and his animal appetites, and indulge himself in life. Love forces one to live for another, rather than living for oneself. Women do not separate the soul and animal appetites, and consider them the same. To love means doing something...

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