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 gone ourselves.
Quote by E M Forster
Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.
Think before you speak is criticism's motto; speak before you think, creation's.
History develops, art stands still.
What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if...
At the side of the everlasting why, is a yes, and a yes, and a...
America is rather like life. You can usually find in it what you look for....
I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my...
The woman who can't influence her husband to vote the way she wants ought to...
I never could get on with representative individuals but people who existed on their own...
We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand.
If there is on earth a house with many mansions, it is the house of...
It is a mistake to think that books have come to stay. The human race...
Be soft, even if you stand to get squashed.
Unless we remember we cannot understand.
I have no mystic faith in the people. I have in the individual.
How can I know what I think till I see what I say?
Reverence is fatal to literature.
The sort of poetry I seek resides in objects man can't touch.
Only people who have been allowed to practise freedom can have the grown-up look in...
Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch.