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Эдвард Морган Форстер

Дата рождения: 1. Январь 1879
Дата смерти: 7. Июнь 1970
Другие имена: E. M. Forster

Эдвард Морган Форстер, чаще Э. М. Форстер — английский романист и эссеист, которого занимала неспособность людей различных социальных групп понять и принять друг друга.

Цитаты Эдвард Морган Форстер


„Языковой барьер пропускает лишь хорошее. Мы бываем лучше, когда говорим на свежем, новом для нас языке, чьи слова не загрязнены нашей мелочностью или пороками.“

„Если бы пришлось выбирaть — предaть мою стрaну или предaть другa, нaдеюсь, я нaшел бы мужество предaть стрaну.“


„Непостижимые физические узы связывают родителей с детьми, но по печальной и странной иронии судьбы не связывают детей с родителями. Если бы мы, дети, могли отвечать на родительскую любовь не благодарностью, а равной любовью, жизнь потеряла бы значительную долю трагизма и убожества, и мы стали бы неизъяснимо счастливы.“

„It isn't possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.“ A Room with a View

„Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.“

„How do I know what I think until I see what I say?“

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

„We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won't do harm - yes, choose a place where you won't do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine.“ A Room with a View


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

„If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.“ What I Believe and Other Essays

„When I think of what life is, and how seldom love is answered by love; it is one of the moments for which the world was made.“ A Room with a View

„Life is easy to chronicle, but bewildering to practice.“ A Room With A View


„This desire to govern a woman -- it lies very deep, and men and women must fight it together.... But I do love you surely in a better way then he does." He thought. "Yes -- really in a better way. I want you to have your own thoughts even when I hold you in my arms.“ A Room with a View

„Adventures do occur, but not punctually.“ A Passage to India

„Long books, when read, are usually overpraised, because the reader wishes to convince others and himself that he has not wasted his time.“ Aspects of the Novel

„You confuse what's important with what's impressive.“ Maurice

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