"Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due - she reminds us too much of a prima donna."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."E. M. Forster on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."E. M. Forster on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."E. M. Forster on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."E. M. Forster on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."E. M. Forster on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art men can only make us feel small in the wrong way."
"Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake."
"History develops, art stands still."
"The sadness of the incomplete, the sadness that is often Life, but should never be Art."
"The work of art assumes the existence of the perfect spectator, and is indifferent to the fact that no such person exists."