E. M. Forster, fully Edward Morgan Forster

E. M.
Forster, fully Edward Morgan Forster
1879
1970

English Novelist, Short-Story Writer, Essayist, Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

Author Quotes

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to live the life that is waiting for us.

One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.

How can I tell what I think till I see what I say.

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

It is pleasant to be transferred from an office where one is afraid of a sergeant-major into an office where one can intimidate generals, and perhaps this is why History is so attractive to the more timid among us. We can recover self-confidence by snubbing the dead.

Our life on earth is, and ought to be, material and carnal. But we have not yet learned to manage our materialism and carnality properly; they are still entangled with the desire for ownership.

The hungry and the homeless don't care about liberty any more than they care about cultural heritage. To pretend that they do care is cant.

What is so wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote, and brings to birth in us also the creative impulse.

Death destroys a man: the idea of Death saves him.

Everything exists, nothing has value.

One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.

Author Picture
First Name
E. M.
Last Name
Forster, fully Edward Morgan Forster
Birth Date
1879
Death Date
1970
Bio

English Novelist, Short-Story Writer, Essayist, Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature