Quote by V. S. Naipaul
I went to India and met some people who had been involved in this guerrilla business, middle-class people who were rather vain and foolish. There was no revolutionary grandeur to it. Nothing.
In this quote, the speaker reflects on their experience in India where they encountered individuals engaged in guerrilla warfare. The speaker conveys disappointment as they expected to encounter individuals of revolutionary character and determination. However, the people they met appeared to be vain and foolish, lacking the grandeur and nobility typically associated with revolutionaries. The quote suggests a contrast between the romanticized perception of revolution and the reality the speaker witnessed.