Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Quotable Quotes: E.M Forster

“‘You care for me a little bit, I do think,’ he admitted, ‘but I can’t hang all my life on a little bit. You don’t. You hang yours on Anne. You don’t worry whether your relation with her is platonic or not, you only know that it’s big enough to hang a life on.‘I was yours once till death if you cared to keep me, but I’m someone else’s now - I can’t hang about whining for ever - and he’s mine in a way that shocks you, but why don’t you stop being shocked and attend to your own happiess?’” (Maurice, E.M Forster)


Bolton Gray said...

That's such a cool part of the book. Shows character development. Personal growth. Heart stuff. Lessons for all. I revelled in it.

my name is kate said...

Yeah it’s great to see him really sticking it to Clive (no, not like that). I also really like the idea of ‘hanging your life’ on another person, as though they were a coatstand.