E. M. Forster Quotes

I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country

E. M. Forster

Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

E. M. Forster

England has always been disinclined to accept human nature.

E. M. Forster

No man can be an agnostic who has a sense of humour.

E. M. Forster

Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties. You will have noticed in daily life that when people are inquisitive they nearly always have bad memories and are usually stupid at bottom.

E. M. Forster

Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake.

E. M. Forster

An efficiency-regime cannot be run without a few heroes stuck about it to carry off the dullness - much as plums have to be put into a bad pudding to make it palatable.

E. M. Forster

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