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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.

E. M. Forster

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

E. M. Forster

Life is indeed dangerous, but not in the way morality would have us believe. It is indeed unmanageable, but the essence of it is not a battle. It is unmanageable because it is a romance, and its essence is romantic beauty.

E. M. Forster

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

E. M. Forster

Pathos, piety, courage, — they exist, but are identical, and so is filth. Everything exists, nothing has value.

E. M. Forster

Have you ever noticed that there are people who do things which are most indelicate, and yet at the same time - beautiful?

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

Because he once wrote, "We must love one another or die," he can command me to follow him.

E.M. Forster

It is the vice of a vulgar mind to be thrilled by bigness.

E. M. Forster

Ideas are fatal to caste.

E. M. Forster

Be soft, even if you stand to get squashed.

E. M. Forster

Charm, in most men and nearly all women, is a decoration.

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

A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself.

E. M. Forster

There lies at the back of every creed something terrible and hard for which the worshipper may one day be required to suffer.

E. M. Forster

There is something majestic in the bad taste of Italy.

E. M. Forster