Edward Morgan Forster


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  • ''Nonsense and beauty have close connections—closer connections than Art will allow.''
    E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. The Longest Journey, pt. I, ch. 12 (1907). Mr. Failing's view.
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  • ''They dealt with so much and they had experienced so little.''
    E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. The Longest Journey, pt. I, ch. 6 (1907). Description of Cambridge men.
  • ''I'm a holy man minus the holiness.''
    E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. A Passage to India, pt. I, ch. 11 (1924). Cyril Fielding's self-characterization.
  • ''Towns are ... excrescences, grey fluxions, where men, hurrying to find one another, have lost themselves.''
    E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. The Longest Journey, ch. 33 (1907).
  • ''But nothing in India is identifiable, the mere asking of a question causes it to disappear or to merge in something else.''
    E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. A Passage to India, pt. I, ch. 8 (1924).
  • ''You want to love everyone equally, and that's worse than impossible—it's wrong.''
    E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. The Longest Journey, pt. I, ch. 2 (1907). Ansell speaking to Rickie.
  • ''Ideas are fatal to caste.''
    E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. A Passage to India, pt. 1, ch. 7 (1924).
  • ''Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity (coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something).''
    E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. The Longest Journey, ch. 26 (1907). On Anthony Eustace Failing's Essays.
  • ''Nothing was explained, and yet there was no romance.''
    E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. A Passage to India, pt. II, ch. 14 (1924).
  • ''The country is not paradise, and can show the vices that grieve a good man everywhere. But there is room in it, and leisure.''
    E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. The Longest Journey, ch. 33 (1907).

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