We loved the BBC adaptation of Howards End which concluded on Sunday evening.
First published in 1910, E.M. Forster’s literary masterpiece is bursting with quotables.
I hope you enjoy these:
While her lips talked culture, her heart was planning to invite him to tea.
To trust people is a luxury in which only the wealthy can indulge; the poor cannot afford it.
All men are equal – all men, that is, who possess umbrellas.
She must be assured that it is not a criminal offence to love at first sight.
What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?
Do they care about Literature and Art? That is the most important when you come to think of it. Literature and Art. Most important.
A funeral is not death, any more than baptism is birth or marriage union. All three are the clumsy devices, coming now too late, now too early, by which Society would register the quick motions of man.
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