E.M. Forster Quotes
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Edward Morgan Forster and A Passage to India. The last brought him his greatest success. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 16 different years.
“If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country”
Rating 4.50 em 5(16 Votes)
“She stopped and leant her elbows against the parapet of the embankment. He did likewise. There is at times a magic in identity of position. it is one of the things that have suggested to us eternal comradeship.”
Rating 4.50 em 5(18 Votes)
“Why can't we be friends now?" said the other, holding him affectionately. "It's what I want. It's what you want." But the horses didn't want it — they swerved apart: the earth didn't want it, sending up rocks through which riders must pass single file. the temple, the tank, the jail, the palace, the birds, the carrion, the Guest House, that came into view as they emerged from the gap and saw Mau beneath: they didn't want it, they said in their hundred voices "No, not yet," and the sky said "No, not there.”
Rating 4.65 em 5(20 Votes)
“Was Mrs. Wilcox one of the unsatisfactory people- there are many of them- who dangle intimacy and then withdraw it? They evoke our interests and affections, and keep the life of the spirit dawdling around them. Then they withdraw. When physical passion is involved, there is a definite name for such behaviour- flirting- and if carried far enough, it is punishable by law. But no law- not public opinion, even- punishes those who coquette with friendship, though the dull ache that they inflict, the sense of misdirected effort and exhaustion, may be as intolerable. Was she one of these?”
Rating 4.63 em 5(16 Votes)
“He was interested in the sudden friendship between two women so apparently dissimilar as Miss Bartlett and Miss Lavish. They were always in each other's company, with Lucy a slighted third. Miss Lavish he believed he understood, but Miss Bartlett might reveal unknown depths of strangeness, though not, perhaps, of meaning.”
Rating 4.55 em 5(11 Votes)
“He had a theory that musicians are incredibly complex, and know far less than other artists what they want and what they are. that they puzzle themselves as well as their friends. that their psychology is a modern development, and has not yet been understood.”
Rating 4.44 em 5(16 Votes)