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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
Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties. You will have noticed in daily life that when people are inquisitive they nearly always have bad memories and are usually stupid at bottom.

R
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.
A
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.
N
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
K
One always tends to overpraise a long book, because one has got through it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Aspects of the Novel," ch. 5, "The Plot," 1927.
R: Margaret Schlegel in "Howards End," ch. 22, 1910.
A: "Two Cheers for Democracy," "A Book That Influenced Me" (1951).
N: Address to Pen Club Congress; in "Monitor," by Huw Weldon, 1962.
K: "T. E. Lawrence," in "Abinger Harvest," 1936.
   


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