E.M. Forster

1879 - 1970

A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on ideas

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Ideas are fatal to caste.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: A Passage to India, pt. 1, ch. 7, 1924.

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on books

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One always tends to overpraise a long book, because one has got through it.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: "T. E. Lawrence," in "Abinger Harvest," 1936.

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on anger and life

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Personal relations are the important thing for ever and ever, and not this outer life of telegrams and anger.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: Howards End, 1910.

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on adventure

Railway termini . . . are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine, to them, alas! we return.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: Howards End, ch. 2, 1910.

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on people

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I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: Address to Pen Club Congress; in Monitor, by Huw Weldon, 1962.

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster

How do I know what I think until I see what I say?

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on anecdotes, good, and logic

Riposte of "that old lady in the anecdote who was accused by her nieces of being illogical," Logic! Good gracious! What rubbish! How can I tell what I think till I see what I say?

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: Aspects of the Novel, ch. 5, "The Plot," 1927.

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on criticism, democracy, and variety

So, Two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on cities, dogs, guidance, and rules

There are only two rules. One is E. M. Forster's guide to Alexandria; the best way to know Alexandria is to wander aimlessly. The second is from the Psalms; grin like a dog and run about through the city.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: The Wit and Wisdom of the 20th Century, by Frank S. Pepper, 1987.

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on heart and world

They go forth [into the world] with well-developed bodies, fairly developed minds and undeveloped hearts. An undeveloped heart - not a cold one. The difference is important.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: On British public school boys

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