E. M. Forster Quotes

E. M. Forster Quotes: For you cannot have gentility without paying for it.
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E. M. Forster Quote: He had known so much about her once -what she thought, how she felt, the reasons for her actions. And now he only knew that he loved her, and all the other knowledge seemed passing from him just as he needed it most.
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Quotes about E. M. Forster: Have you ever noticed that there are people who do things which are most indelicate, and yet at the same time - beautiful?
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Quote about E. M. Forster: The traveller who has gone to Italy to study the tactile values of Giotto, or the corruption of the Papacy, may return remembering nothing but the blue sky and the men and women who live under it.
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E. M. Forster Sayings: ...the true spirit of gastronomic joylessness. Porridge fills the Englishman up, and prunes clear him out.
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E. M. Forster Saying: Without form, the sensitiveness vanishes.
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Sayings about E. M. Forster: In Europe life retreats out of the cold, and exquisite fireside myths have resulted
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Saying about E. M. Forster: When I think of what life is, and how seldom love is answered by love; it is one of the moments for which the world was made.
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E. M. Forster Quotes: Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties. You will have noticed in daily life that when people are inquisitive they nearly always have bad memories and are usually stupid at bottom.
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E. M. Forster Quote: The kingdom of music is not the kingdom of this world; it will accept those whom breeding and intellect and culture have alike rejected. The commonplace person begins to play, and shoots into the empyrean without effort, whilst we look up, marvelling how he has escaped us, and thinking how we could worship him and love him, would he but translate his visions into human words, and his experiences into human actions. Perhaps he cannot; certainly he does not, or does so very seldom.
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Quotes about E. M. Forster: The novelist, unlike many of his colleagues, makes up a number of word-masses roughly describing himself (roughly: niceties shallcome later), gives them names and sex, assigns them plausible gestures, and causes them to speak by the use of inverted commas, and perhaps to behave consistently.
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Quote about E. M. Forster: Let yourself go. Pull out from the depths those thoughts that you do not understand, and spread them out in the sunlight and know the meaning of them.
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E. M. Forster Sayings: One marvels why the middle classes still insist on so much discomfort for their children at such expense to themselves.
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E. M. Forster Saying: Characters must not brood too long. They must not waste time running up and down ladders in their own insides.
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Sayings about E. M. Forster: The test of a round character is whether it is capable of surprising in a convincing way. If it never surprises it is flat. Flat characters ... in their purest form ... are constructed round a single idea or quality; when there is more than one factor to them, we get the beginning of the curve toward the round. The really flat character can be experessed in one sentence such as,
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Saying about E. M. Forster: The people I admire most are those who are sensitive and want to create something or discover something, and do not see life in terms of power.
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E. M. Forster Quotes: I think you're beautiful, the only beautiful person I've ever seen. I love your voice and everything to do with you, down to your clothes or the room you are sitting in. I adore you.
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E. M. Forster Quote: A sentence begins quite simply, then it undulates and expands, parentheses intervene like quick-set hedges, the flowers of comparison bloom, and three fields off, like a wounded partridge, crouches the principal verb, making one wonder as one picks it up, poor little thing, whether after all it was worth such a tramp, so many guns, and such expensive dogs, and what, after all, is its relation to the main subject, potted so gaily half a page back, and proving finally to have been in the accusative case.
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