E. M. Forster
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E. M. Forster
I never could get on with representative individuals but people who existed on their own account and with whom it might therefore be possible to…
I am so used to seeing the sort of play which deals with one man and two women. They do not leave me with the…
We are not concerned with the very poor. They are unthinkable, and only to be approached by the statistician or the poet.
We are all like Scheherazade’s husband, in that we want to know what happens next.
Surely the only sound foundation for a civilization is a sound state of mind.
I have no mystic faith in the people. I have in the individual.
Be soft, even if you stand to get squashed.
No one is India.
One of the evils of money is that it tempts us to look at it rather than at the things that it buys.
It is the vice of a vulgar mind to be thrilled by bigness.
The more highly public life is organized the lower does its morality sink.
Death destroys a man, but the idea of death saves him.
The work of art assumes the existence of the perfect spectator, and is indifferent to the fact that no such person exists.
Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.
Only a struggle twists sentimentality and lust together into love.
But nothing in India is identifiable, the mere asking of a question causes it to disappear or to merge in something else.
I am certainly an ought and not a must.
At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity.
One always tends to overpraise a long book, because one has got through it.
The historian must have some conception of how men who are not historians behave. Otherwise he will move in a world of the dead. He…
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