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It's what you do every time. You isolate what you know, and you create a mental image of what you're doing. Every time you speak you don't have to think about it. Words come out of your mouth based on what you know. That's the same job every time.


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Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch, which ought to be applied as sp...
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Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties. You will have noticed in daily life that when...
E. M. FORSTER
Tolerance is a very dull virtue. It is boring. Unlike love, it has always had a bad press. It is neg...
E. M. FORSTER
I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my frie...
E. M. FORSTER
Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.
E. M. FORSTER
There is no shame in taking orders from those who themselves have learned to obey.
WILLIAM EDWARD FORSTER
But the body is deeper than the soul and its secrets inscrutable.
E. M. FORSTER
Life is indeed dangerous, but not in the way morality would have us believe. It is indeed unmanageab...
E. M. FORSTER
We are all like Scheherazade's husband, in that we want to know what happens next.
E. M. FORSTER
Two cheers for Democracy; one because it admits variety, and two because it permits criticism.
E. M. FORSTER
I'm a holy man minus the holiness.
E. M. FORSTER
Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.
E. M. FORSTER
Death destroys a man, the idea of Death saves him.
E. M. FORSTER
At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity.
EDWARD M. FORSTER
The most successful career must show a waste of strength that might have removed mountains, and the ...
EDWARD M. FORSTER
Charm, in most men and nearly all women, is a decoration.
E. M. FORSTER
Only connect.
E. M. FORSTER
Most quarrels are inevitable at the time; incredible afterwards.
E. M. FORSTER
Mature as he was, she might yet be able to help him to the building of the rainbow bridge that shoul...
E. M. FORSTER
One of the evils of money is that it tempts us to look at it rather than at the things that it buys.
E. M. FORSTER
Paganism is infectious, more infectious than diphtheria or piety.
E. M. FORSTER
People have their own deaths as well as their own lives, and even if there is nothing beyond death, ...
E. M. FORSTER
I am certainly an ought and not a must.
E. M. FORSTER
At the side of the everlasting why, is a yes, and a yes, and a yes.
E. M. FORSTER
One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.
E. M. FORSTER
It is my fate and perhaps my temperament to sign agreements with fools.
E. M. FORSTER
Be soft, even if you stand to get squashed.
E. M. FORSTER
Unless we remember we cannot understand.
E. M. FORSTER
Another distinguished critic has agreed with Gide--that old lady in the anecdote who was accused by ...
E. M. FORSTER
The most successful career must show a waste of strength that might have removed mountains, and the ...
E. M. FORSTER
Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order...
E. M. FORSTER
Pathos, piety, courage, — they exist, but are identical, and so is filth. Everything exists, nothin...
E. M. FORSTER
Life -- No, I've nothing to teach you about it for the moment. May be writing about it another week.
E. M. FORSTER
I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people one knows the easier it ...
E. M. FORSTER
We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for...
E. M. FORSTER
A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing ...
E. M. FORSTER
To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can only make us feel small in the ...
E. M. FORSTER
History develops, art stands still.
E. M. FORSTER
I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.
E. M. FORSTER
Think before you speak is criticism's motto; speak before you think, creation's.
E. M. FORSTER
Death destroys a man, but the idea of death saves him.
E. M. FORSTER
It is thus, if there is any rule, that we ought to die--neither as victim nor as fanatic, but as the...
E. M. FORSTER
Our life on earth is, and ought to be, material and carnal. But we have not yet learned to manage ou...
EDWARD M. FORSTER
Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties. You will have noticed in daily life that when...
EDWARD M. FORSTER