CandideA utopia : the “Eldorado”“He (Candide) wanted to know how the people of Eldorado prayed to God.—We don't pray to him at all, said the good and respectable sage; we have nothing to ask him for, since everything we need has already been granted; we thank God continually.” (p. 383)
CandideA utopia : the “Eldorado”“As they approached the throne room,Cacambo asked an officer what was the proper method of greeting his majesty: ifone fell to one's knees or on one's belly; if one put one's hands on one's head or on one's rear; if one licked up the dust of the earth—in a word, what was the proper form? —The ceremony, said the officer, is to embrace the king and kiss him on both cheeks.” (p. 384)
CandideA utopia : the “Eldorado”“He asked if there were prisons, and was told there were not. What surprised him more, and gave him most pleasure, was the palace of sciences, in which he saw a gallery two thousand paces long, entirely filled with mathematical and physical instruments.” (p. 384)
CandideLeaving Paradise: from one garden to another one“My Lord has a fine castle, for the greatest Baron in the province should have the finest house; and since pigs were made to be eaten, we eat pork all year round. Consequently,those who say everything is well are uttering mere stupidities; they should say everything is for the best.” (p. 356)“Candide, ejected from the earthly paradise, wandered for a long time without knowing where he was going,...” (p. 357)
CandideLeaving Paradise: from one garden to another one“... and Pangloss sometimes used to say to Candide:—All events are linked together in the best of possible worlds for, after all, if you had not been driven from a fine castle by being kicked in the backside for love of Miss Cunegonde, if you hadn't been sent before the Inquisition, if you hadn't traveled acrossAmerica on foot, if you hadn't given a good sword thrust to the baron, if you hadn't lost all your sheep from the good land of Eldorado, you wouldn't be sitting here eating candied citron and pistachios. —That is very well put, said Candide, but we must cultivate our garden.” (p. 413)
CandideLeaving Paradise: from one garden to another one“... That is very well put, said Candide, butwe must cultivate our garden.” (p. 413)How do you understand the end of the text?