Edward Morgan Forster (1 January 1879 – 7 June 1970) was an English author, best known for his novels, particularly A Room with a View (1908), Howards End (1910) and A Passage to India (1924).
How can I know what I think till I see what I say?
I'm a holy man minus the holiness.
One always tends to overpraise a long book, because one has got through it.
Love is always being given where it is not required.
I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.
If you were in a burning house and there was a cat and a Rembrandt, what would you save? The cat...you would save the cat, because the cat is alive. The art is dead. It's just paint on a canvas, ink on a page. To live for art is to deny life. It's just to destroy life.
—Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Art forms of the past were really considered elitist. Bach did not compose for the masses, neither did Beethoven. It was always for patrons, aristocrats, and royalty. Now we have a sort of democratic version of that, which is to say that the audience is so splintered in its interests.
Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.