E. M. Forster

English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist

Lived from: 1879-1970

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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

    Source: Aspects of the Novel (1927) Ch. 5

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    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.

    Source: Two Cheers for Democracy (1951) A Book That Influenced Me

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    It is so difficult – at least, I find it difficult – to understand people who speak the truth.

    Source: A Room with a View (1908) Ch. 1

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    There's nothing like a debate to teach one quickness.

    Source: Howards End (1910) Ch. 15

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About E. M. Forster

Edward Morgan Forster OM CH was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist. Many of his novels examined class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society, notably A Room with a View , Howards End , and A Passage to India , which brought him his greatest success. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 16 different years.

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