"What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."E. M. Forster on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."E. M. Forster on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."E. M. Forster on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."E. M. Forster on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."E. M. Forster on Winston Churchill
"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."