Edward Morgan Forster


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  • ''If there is on earth a house with many mansions, it is the house of words.''
    E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. "Anonymity: An Inquiry," pt. II (1925), in Two Cheers for Democracy (1951).
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  • ''I have no mystic faith in the people. I have in the individual.''
    E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. "The Challenge of Our Time," pt. I (1946), in Two Cheers for Democracy (1951). Originally from a radio broadcast.
  • ''Reverence is fatal to literature.''
    E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. "Anonymity: An Inquiry," pt. II (1925), in Two Cheers for Democracy (1951).
  • ''He was too delicate to admit, even to himself, the desirability of marrying two thousand a year.''
    E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. "The Eternal Moment," (1904), in The Eternal Moment and Other Stories (1928).
  • ''The sort of poetry I seek resides in objects Man can't touch.''
    E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. "The Last of Abinger," pt. II (1946), in Two Cheers for Democracy (1951).
  • ''No one is India.''
    E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. A Passage to India, pt. I, ch. 7 (1924).
  • ''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. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. "The Last Parade," pt. I (1937), in Two Cheers for Democracy (1951).
  • ''Hope, politeness, the blowing of a nose, the squeak of a boot, all produce "boum."''
    E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. A Passage to India, pt. II, ch. 14 (1924). Description of the echo in the Marabar Caves.
  • ''He valued emotion—not for itself, but because it is the only final path to intimacy.''
    E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. The Longest Journey, pt. II, ch. 18 (1907). Rickie's credo.
  • ''India's a muddle.''
    E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. A Passage to India, pt. I, ch. 7 (1924). Cyril Fielding's opinion.

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