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40 Best Quotes by Novelist E. M. Forster

Collection of most interesting and famous quotes by English novelist E. M. Forster.

Edward Morgan Forster OM CH was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist. Many of his novels examine class difference and hypocrisy, including A Room with a View, Howards End and A Passage to India. The last brought him his greatest success

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Best Quotes by E. M. Forster

To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.

— E. M. Forster

History develops art stands still.

— E. M. Forster

The sadness of the incomplete the sadness that is often Life but should never be Art.

— E. M. Forster

The work of art assumes the existence of the perfect spectator and is indifferent to the fact that no such person exists.

— E. M. Forster

Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

— E. M. Forster

Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised who accepts her position as her due – she reminds us too much of a prima donna.

— E. M. Forster

Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised who accepts her position as her due – she reminds us too much of a prima donna.

— E. M. Forster

Either life entails courage or it ceases to be life.

— E. M. Forster

The main facts in human life are five: birth food sleep love and death.

— E. M. Forster

People have their own deaths as well as their own lives and even if there is nothing beyond death we shall differ in our nothingness.

— E. M. Forster

Death destroys a man but the idea of death saves him.

— E. M. Forster

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 feeling I have made a full theatrical meal they do not give me the experience of the multiplicity of life.

— E. M. Forster

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 can only gain that conception through personal experience and he can only use his personal experiences when he is a genius.

— E. M. Forster

Faith to my mind is a stiffening process a sort of mental starch.

— E. M. Forster

I have no mystic faith in the people. I have in the individual.

— E. M. Forster

The main facts in human life are five: birth food sleep love and death.

— E. M. Forster

We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee we get nervous about her and admit censorship.

— E. M. Forster

Only people who have been allowed to practise freedom can have the grown-up look in their eyes.

— E. M. Forster

What is the good of your stars and trees your sunrise and the wind if they do not enter into our daily lives?

— E. M. Forster

What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote.

— E. M. Forster

History develops art stands still.

— E. M. Forster

I hate the idea of causes and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.

— E. M. Forster

If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.

— E. M. Forster

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

— E. M. Forster

The main facts in human life are five: birth food sleep love and death.

— E. M. Forster

Love is always being given where it is not required.

— E. M. Forster

The main facts in human life are five: birth food sleep love and death.

— E. M. Forster

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet there would be no more wars.

— E. M. Forster

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

What is the good of your stars and trees your sunrise and the wind if they do not enter into our daily lives?

— E. M. Forster

England has always been disinclined to accept human nature.

— E. M. Forster

A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself.

— E. M. Forster

The sort of poetry I seek resides in objects man can’t touch.

— E. M. Forster

The people I respect most behave as if they were immortal and as if society was eternal.

— E. M. Forster

The people I respect most behave as if they were immortal and as if society was eternal.

— E. M. Forster

One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.

— E. M. Forster

One is certain of nothing but the truth of one’s own emotions.

— E. M. Forster

Charm in most men and nearly all women is a decoration.

— E. M. Forster

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 feeling I have made a full theatrical meal they do not give me the experience of the multiplicity of life.

— E. M. Forster

The work of art assumes the existence of the perfect spectator and is indifferent to the fact that no such person exists.

— E. M. Forster

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