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    "Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself; the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which and be pointed out by your finger."

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    E.M. Forster Quotes

    British novelist

    Quotes by E.M. Forster

    • But the body is deeper than the soul and its secrets inscrutable.
    • 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.
    • Have you ever noticed that there are people who do things which are most indelicate, and yet at the same time - beautiful?
      "A Room with a View"
    • Pathos, piety, courage, -- they exist, but are identical, and so is filth. Everything exists, nothing has value.
      A Passage to India, 1924
    • I would rather be a coward than brave because people hurt you when you are brave.
      as a small child
    • 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.
      Howards End
    • If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
      Two Cheers for Democracy, 1951
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