Quotes by E.M. Forster

"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."

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

"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."

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

Books by E.M. Forster

  • Lord of the Flies
  • 2,381,571 ratings
  • 2003 by Penguin

    (first published September 17th 1954)

  • A Room with a View
  • 156,911 ratings
  • January 1st 2005 by Digireads.com

    (first published 1908)

  • Leaves Of Grass
  • 94,565 ratings
  • March 28th 2012 by Editions Artisan Devereaux, LLC

    (first published July 1st 1855)

  • Howards End
  • 82,223 ratings
  • January 29th 2018 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

    (first published 1910)

  • Maurice
  • 30,512 ratings
  • December 17th 2005 by W. W. Norton Company

    (first published 1971)

  • The Machine Stops
  • 11,201 ratings
  • April 25th 2008 by Dodo Press

    (first published November 1909)

E.M. Forster
  • E.M. Forster

  • Date of birth: January 01, 1879
  • Died: June 07, 1970
  • Born: in Marylebone, London, England.

  • Description: Edward Morgan Forster, generally published as E.M. Forster, was an novelist, essayist, and short story writer. He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society. His humanistic impulse toward understanding and sympathy may be aptly summed up in the epigraph to his 1910 novel Howards End: "Only connect".

    He had five novels published in his lifetime, achieving his greatest success with A Passage to India (1924) which takes as its subject the relationship between East and West, seen through the lens of India in the later days of the British Raj.

    Forster's views as a secular humanist are at the heart of his work, which often depicts the pursuit of personal connections in spite of the restrictions of contemporary society. He is noted for his use of symbolism as a technique in his novels, and he has been criticised for his attachment to mysticism. His other works include Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905), The Longest Journey (1907), A Room with a View (1908) and Maurice (1971), his posthumously published novel which tells of the coming of age of an explicitly gay male character.