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E. M. Forster
(1879-1970) born on
Jan 01
English novelist. He wrote of British/Indian and middle class conflicts in "A Passage to India," 1924 and "A Room With A View," 1908.
         
   
F
[The Englishman] has been taught at his public school that feeling is bad form. He must not express great joy or sorrow, or even open his mouth too wide when he talks -- his pipe might fall out if he did.

R
Logic! Good gracious! What rubbish! How can I tell what I think till I see what I say?
A
Think before you speak is criticism's motto; speak before you think creation's.
N
Failure or success seem to have been allotted to men by their stars. But they retain the power of wriggling, of fighting with their star or against it, and in the whole universe the only really interesting movement is this wriggle.
K
The most successful career must show a waste of strength that might have removed mountains, and the most unsuccessful is not that of the man who is taken unprepared, but of him who has prepared and is never taken.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Notes on the English Character" (first published 1920; repr. in Abinger Harvest, 1936)
R: Riposte of "that old lady in the anecdote who was accused by her nieces of being illogical," in Aspects of the Novel, ch. 5, "The Plot," 1927.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: "Our Diversions: The Game of Life," 1919.
K: "Howards End," ch. 12, 1910.
   


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