M. Forster Quotes


21 M. Forster quotes:



"The final test for a novel will be our affection for it, as it is the test of our friends, and of anything else which we cannot define."
"America is rather like life. You can usually find in it what you look for. It will probably be interesting, and it is sure to be large."
Author: Forster Quotes Category: America Quotes
"So, Two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism"
"So Two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism. Two cheers are quite enough; there is no occasion to give three. Only Love the Beloved Republic deserves that."
"She loved him with too clear a vision to fear his cloudiness."
Author: Forster Quotes Category: Fear Quotes
"Books have to be read (worse luck it takes so long a time). It is the only way of discovering what they contain. A few savage tribes eat them, but reading is the only method of assimilation revealed to the West."
"What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote."
"The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves."
"I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet gone ourselves."
"Nonsense and beauty have close connections."
Author: Forster Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes
"I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have gone ourselves."
Author: Forster Quotes Category: Influence Quotes
"It is the one orderly product our middling race has produced. It is the cry of a thousand sentinels, the echo from a thousand labyrinths; it is the lighthouse which cannot be hidden the best evidence we can give of our dignity."
Author: Forster Quotes Category: Race Quotes
"Ulysses . . . is a dogged attempt to cover the universe with mud."
Author: Forster Quotes Category: Universe Quotes
"Unless we remember we cannot understand"
"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."
Author: Forster Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"How can I know what I think till I see what I say?"
"There is much good luck in the world, but it is luck. We are none of us safe. We are children, playing or quarrelling on the line."
Author: Forster Quotes Category: Luck Quotes
"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."
"We are not concerned with the very poor. They are unthinkable, and only to be approached by the statistician or the poet."
"She could not explain in so many words, but she felt that those who prepare for all the emergencies of life beforehand may equip themselves at the expense of joy."
Author: Forster Quotes Category: Words Quotes



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