E.M. Forster’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite E.M. Forster Quotes 

E.M. Forster, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best E.M. Forster quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find E.M. Forster’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer E.M. Forster made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“How do I know what I think until I see what I say?”
― E.M. Forster

 “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 than 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.”
― E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

“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.”
― E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

 “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.”
― E.M. Forster

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

 “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.”
― E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

“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, What I Believe and Other Essays

 “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

“Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.”
― E.M. Forster

“Life is easy to chronicle, but bewildering to practice.”
― E.M. Forster, A Room With A View

10 Famous Quotes by Author E.M. Forster

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 E.M. Forster quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best E.M. Forster quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by E.M. Forster. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable E.M. Forster quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – E.M. Forster Quote 

“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.”
― E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

Dave Peterson
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