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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 traveller who has gone to Italy to study the tactile values of Giotto, or the corruption of the Papacy, may return remembering nothing but the blue sky and the men and women who live under it.

R
Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due -- she reminds us too much of a prima donna.
A
Only connect!
N
Those who prepared for all the emergencies of life beforehand may equip themselves at the expense of joy.
K
I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man's pleasure when they come a cropper.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "A Room with a View," ch. 2, 1908.
R: "Aspects of the Novel," ch. 5, 1927.
A: "Howards End," epigraph.
N: Margaret Schlegel in "Howards End," ch. 7, 1910.
K: Two Cheers for Democracy, "What I Believe" (1951).
   


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