E. M. Forster Rank
E. M. Forster Rank
Famous quotes by E. M. Forster
A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself.E. M. Forster
Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due - she reminds us too much of a prima donna.E. M. Forster
Charm, in most men and nearly all women, is a decoration.E. M. Forster
Death destroys a man, but the idea of death saves him.E. M. Forster
Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.E. M. Forster
England has always been disinclined to accept human nature.E. M. Forster
Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch.E. M. Forster
History develops, art stands still.E. M. Forster
I am so used to seeing the sort of play which deals with one man and two women. They do not leave me with the feeling I have made a full theatrical meal they do not give me the experience of the multiplicity of life.E. M. Forster
I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.E. M. Forster
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
I have no mystic faith in the people. I have in the individual.E. M. Forster
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
Love is always being given where it is not required.E. M. Forster
Nonsense and beauty have close connections.E. M. Forster
One is certain of nothing but the truth of one's own emotions.E. M. Forster
One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.E. M. Forster
One of the evils of money is that it tempts us to look at it rather than at the things that it buys.E. M. Forster
Only people who have been allowed to practise freedom can have the grown-up look in their eyes.E. M. Forster
People have their own deaths as well as their own lives, and even if there is nothing beyond death, we shall differ in our nothingness.E. M. Forster
The historian must have some conception of how men who are not historians behave. Otherwise he will move in a world of the dead. He can only gain that conception through personal experience, and he can only use his personal experiences when he is a genius.E. M. Forster
The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.E. M. Forster
The people I respect most behave as if they were immortal and as if society was eternal.E. M. Forster
The sadness of the incomplete, the sadness that is often Life, but should never be Art.E. M. Forster
The sort of poetry I seek resides in objects man can't touch.E. M. Forster
The work of art assumes the existence of the perfect spectator, and is indifferent to the fact that no such person exists.E. M. Forster
To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.E. M. Forster
We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.E. M. Forster
We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.E. M. Forster
What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?E. M. Forster
What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote.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
E. M. Forster's Popularity
E. M. Forster was a famous English author, who was born on January 1, 1879. As a person born on this date, E. M. Forster is listed in our database as the 26th most popular celebrity for the day (January 1) and the 9th most popular for the year (1879).
People born on January 1 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. E. M. Forster is the 668th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to E. M. Forster's birthday, E. M. Forster is the 922nd most famous English and ranks 3rd in famous people born in Marylebone, London, England, UK.
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