"History develops, art stands still."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."E. M. Forster on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."E. M. Forster on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."E. M. Forster on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."E. M. Forster on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."E. M. Forster on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"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."
"Nonsense and beauty have close connections."