7 Favourite Howards End Quotes

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.

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To trust people is a luxury in which only the wealthy can indulge; the poor cannot afford it.

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All men are equal – all men, that is, who possess umbrellas.

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She must be assured that it is not a criminal offence to love at first sight.

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What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?

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Do they care about Literature and Art? That is the most important when you come to think of it. Literature and Art. Most important.

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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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Literary Chocolate!

At the birth of this blog I promised you chocolate.

And here it is.


News Flash

I was thrilled yesterday to find that the Evelyn Waugh Society has linked to one of my blogposts. If you’re interested in knowing more about this giant of English Literature, the Evelyn Waugh Society website explores many fascinating aspects of Waugh’s life and writing.

There’s a new adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s comedy novel Decline and Fall on BBC One. Did you watch it? The adaptation is in three parts and it started last week.

In a nutshell, from the BBC blurb:

When Paul Pennyfeather is unfairly expelled from Oxford University, it kick starts a disastrous chain of events that no one could have anticipated.

Jack Whitehall (Fresh Meat) is playing Paul Pennyfeather and veteran actor David Suchet (Agatha Christie’s Poirot), is Dr Fagan. The cast also includes Eva Longoria, Douglas Hodge, Vincent Franklin, Stephen Graham, Gemma Whelan and Katie Wix. It’s a strong cast with lots of good cameo roles as well.

Through no fault of his own, Paul is sent down from Oxford. He needs a job and goes to a recruitment agency for school teachers. He is sent to a minor public school, Llanabba, in Wales where the pupils are unruly and discipline is difficult to maintain. Paul asserts his authority with the pupils using one of the funniest classroom one-liners ever:

There will be a prize of half a crown for the longest essay, irrespective of any possible merit.

And Paul’s class settles down to work in diligent silence!

Paul’s success in classroom management catapults him into other management roles for the Headmaster culminating in a dramatic fireworks display at the end of episode one. Well worth watching.

There’s a good review from The Guardian and we’re looking forward to the next episode on Friday.

Hope you enjoyed your chocolate break! 🙂