The inscrutability of the East is, indeed, I believe a myth? The ordinary inhabitant is incomprehensible merely to people who never trouble to have anything much to do with them.
“Are you yourself a Christian?” The young man made a negative sign. “The concepts of religion baffle me.” “This inscrutability is perhaps not unintentional,” said the ex-priest. “It gives endless employment to dialecticians who otherwise might become public charges or, at very worst, swindlers and tricksters.”jack vance