Tuesday, March 31, 2009

more e.m. forster


"do you suppose there's any difference between spring in nature and spring in man? but there we go, praising the one and condemning the other as improper, ashamed that the same laws work eternally in both."

"Miss Abbott, too had a wonderful evening, nor did she remember such stars or such asky. Her head, too, was full of music, and that night when she opened the window her room was filled with warm sweet air. She was bathed in beauty within and without; she could not go to bed for happiness."

"men fall into two classes--those who forget views & those who remember them, even in small rooms."

"he had turned at the sound of her arrival. For a moment he contemplated her, as one who had fallen out of heaven. He saw the radiant joy in her face, he saw the flowers beat against her dress in waves. The bushes above them closed. He stepped quickly forward, and kissed her."

"the south had brought them together in the end. That laughter in the theatre, those silver stars in the purple sky, even the violets of a departed spring, all had helped, and sorrow had helped also, and so had tenderness to others."

1 comment:

jonathan said...

Did you know E.M. Forster worked as the private secretary to the Maharajah of Dewas? I don't know what exactly this is, but it sounds quite impressive.