Talk:E. M. Forster

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Illustrating in the name of who?


Why is the E M Forster quotation page full of 'themed' images? Doesn't this rather cheapen the content? And isn't the choice of images extremely personal and perspectival? I recommend deleting these images which give the impression of a children's encyclopædia.


I completely agree. Viriditas (talk) 00:23, 14 June 2012 (UTC)Reply
I dislike the images too, as well as the selection of quotations put in their captions, but looks like they're a (de facto) standard on this wiki (although not in Wikiquote in other languages). Nemo 19:25, 17 June 2012 (UTC)Reply
There is current discussion at Wikiquote talk:Image use policy about creating de jure standards for this. ~ Ningauble (talk) 15:18, 18 June 2012 (UTC)Reply
Thank you, and also thanks to the users who improved the page according to the new policy. --Nemo 08:45, 14 July 2012 (UTC)Reply



Wikiquote no longer allows unsourced quotations, and they are in process of being removed from our pages (see Wikiquote:Limits on quotations); but if you can provide a reliable, precise and verifiable source for any quote on this list please move it to E. M. Forster. --Antiquary 11:02, 6 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

  • Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

E. M. Forster (2013). “Delphi Collected Works of E. M. Forster (Illustrated)”, p.223, Delphi Classics googlebooks

  • Unless we remember we cannot understand.

“Aspects of the Novel”, p.133, RosettaBooks googlebooks

  • People have their own deaths as well as their own lives, and even if there is nothing beyond death, we shall differ in our nothingness.

E.M. Forster (2015). “Howard's End”, p.284, Xist Publishing googlebooks

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

"Fifth Anniversary of the Third Programme" 29 Sep 1951 in Lago, Hughes, Walls (ed.) The BBC Talks of E.M. Forster 1929–1960, Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press p. 412 googlebooks

Batonicprojects (talk) 17:21, 11 May 2018 (UTC)Reply

Betraying my country and betraying my friend


As far as I know it is "guts" and not "decency":

If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.

--Nitpit0 16:02, 2 March 2010 (UTC)Reply