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quotation: E. M. Forster


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.

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quotation: Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent. E. M. Forster


Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.

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quotation: Two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism. E. M. Forster


Two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism.

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quotation: E. M. Forster


Have you ever noticed that there are people who do things which are most indelicate, and yet at the same time—beautiful?E. M. Forster (1879-1970) Discuss

quotation: We are not concerned with the very poor. They are unthinkable, and only to be approached by the statistician or the poet. E. M. Forster


We are not concerned with the very poor. They are unthinkable, and only to be approached by the statistician or the poet.

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quotation: “…coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something…”: E. M. Forster


Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity, coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something.

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QUOTATION: E. M. Forster


 

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. On a tragedy of that kind our national morality is duly silent.

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QUOTATION: E. M. Forster


Lord I disbelieve — help thou my unbelief.

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QUOTATION: E. M. Forster


It isn’t possible to love and to part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.

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TODAY’S QUOTATION: E. M. Forster


There’s nothing like a debate to teach one quickness.

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Today’s Quotation: E. M. Forster on – civilization and morality


The more highly public life is organized the lower does its morality sink.

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Today’s Quotation: E. M. Forster (1879-1970) – On creed, worshiping and human suffering


There lies at the back of every creed something terrible and hard for which the worshiper may one day be required to suffer.

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Today Quotation: E.M. Forster: On Great Men distrust, and reasons to such!


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. E. M. Forster (1879-1970) Discuss

Today’s Quotation: E. M. Forster


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.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970) Discuss

My Take On this:

In last analysis it is the closest thought to the reality of life; It was dressed in many clothes and became fundamental brick of our human foundation: “More important than the gifts we have received at birth is what we do with them and no matter what life surprises us with, we cannot let the flicker of light in our soul die out.”

One perfect example is WordPress, that allows so many people, many more than any other media, access to voice their creative selves, to the delight, benefit, and enlightment of many more people than any other media: The resultant is a world that speaks with more eloquent diversity than ever before in the history of humanity.

So, fellow bloggers, I would say: let’s take E.  M. Forster’s idea, and keep the “interesting movement” alive.

Until next time!

Today’s Quotation: E. M. Forster (1879-1970)


A funeral is not death, any more than baptism is birth or marriage union. All three are the clumsy devices, coming now too late, now too early, by which Society would register the quick motions of man.

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Quote of The Day: E. M. Forster


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Art for art’s sake? I should think so, and more so than ever at the present time. It is the one orderly product which 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… it is the best evidence we can have of our dignity.

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