E.M. Forster

1879 - 1970

A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on corruption, men, men and women, study, and women

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.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: A Room with a View, ch. 2, 1908.

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on day, lies, and suffering

There lies at the back of every creed something terrible and hard for which the worshipper may one day be required to suffer.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: Two Cheers for Democracy, "What I Believe" (1951).

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on love, passion, and prose

Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: Margaret Schlegel in Howards End, ch. 22, 1910.

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on creativity and writers

Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: Two Cheers for Democracy, "Gide and George,” (1951).

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on curiosity, life, memory, people, and stupidity

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.

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 evil, money, and temptation

One of the evils of money is that it tempts us to look at it rather than at the things that it buys.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: Two Cheers for Democracy, 1051.

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on failure, fighting, men, power, success, and universe

Failure or success seem to have been allotted to men by their stars. But they retain the power of wriggling, of fighting with their star or against it, and in the whole universe the only really interesting movement is this wriggle.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: Our Diversions: The Game of Life, 1919.

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on creation and criticism

Think before you speak is criticism's motto; speak before you think creation's.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on love, people, tolerance, and virtue

Tolerance is a very dull virtue. It is boring. Unlike love, it has always had a bad press. It is negative. It merely means putting up with people, being able to stand things.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: Two Cheers for Democracy, "Tolerance" (1951).

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on joy, life, and preparation

Those who prepared for all the emergencies of life beforehand may equip themselves at the expense of joy.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: Margaret Schlegel in Howards End, ch. 7, 1910.

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