quotes of E. M. Forster; 74 quotes

"At the side of the everlasting why, is a yes, and a yes, and a yes"

"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."

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"Nonsense and beauty have close connections."

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"What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?"

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"I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars."

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"The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves."

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"Unless we remember we cannot understand"

"What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote."

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"If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country."

". . . the crime of suicide lies rather in its disregard for the feelings of those whom we leave behind."

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