In Rome one had simply to sit still and feel.

E. M. Forster

E. M. Forster

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: British

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You told me once that we shall be judged by our intentions, not by our accomplishments. I thought it a grand remark. But we must intend to accomplish—not sit intending on a chair.

Life is easy to chronicle, but bewildering to practice.

Don't go fighting against the Spring.

For life is practically a battle. To all intents and purposes a battle. Except for a few lucky fellows who can read books, and so avoid the realities.

She only felt that the candle would burn better, the packing go easier, the world be happier, if she could give and receive some human love.

When love flies it is remembered not as love but as something else. Blessed are the uneducated, who forget it entirely, and are never conscious of folly or pruriency in the past, of long aimless conversations.

Man, the flower of all flesh, the noblest of all creatures visible, man who had once made god in his image, and had mirrored his strength on the constellations, beautiful naked man was dying, strangled in the garments that he had woven.

It's not what people do to you, but what they mean, that hurts.

Margaret could not reply. Was he incredibly stupid, or did he understand her better than she understood herself?

If Miss Honeychurch ever takes to live as she plays, it will be very exciting--both for us and for her.

Live in fragments no longer, only connect.

Beautiful conventions received them--while beyond the barrier Maurice wandered, the wrong words on his lips, the wrong desires in his heart, and his arms full of air.

But let yourself go. You are inclined to get muddled, if I may judge from last night. Let yourself go. Pull out from the depths those thoughts that you do not understand, and spread them out in the sunlight and know the meaning of them. By understanding George you may learn to understand yourself. It will be good for both of you.

Mistrust all enterprises that require new clothes.