quote by E. M. Forster

Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown

— E. M. Forster

Pleasurable Howards End quotations

I believe we shall come to care about people less and less, Helen.

The more people one knows, the easier it becomes to replace them. It's one of the curses of London. I quite expect to end my life caring most for a place.


Howards end quote You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
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All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds.

Howards end quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest ste
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.

Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its highest. Live in fragments no longer

It is the vice of a vulgar mind to be thrilled by bigness, to think that a thousand square miles are a thousand times more wonderful than one square mile, and that a million square miles are almost the same as heaven.

They had nothing in common but the English language.


Howards end quote You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.
You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.

Only connect!...Only connect the prose and the passion.

To trust people is a luxury in which only the wealthy can indulge; the poor cannot afford it.

All men are equal — all men, that is to say, who possess umbrellas.

Howards end quote New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

Culture had worked in her own case, but during the last few weeks she had doubted whether it humanized the majority, so wide and so widening is the gulf that stretches between the natural and the philosophic man, so many the good chaps who are wrecked in trying to cross it.

The tragedy of preparedness has scarcely been handled, save by the Greeks.

Life is indeed dangerous, but not in the way morality would have us believe. It is indeed unmanageable, but the essence of it is not a battle. It is unmanageable because it is a romance, and its essence is romantic beauty.


Nature pulls one way and human nature another.

Howards end quote Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going.
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.

The present flowed by them like a stream.

The tree rustled. It had made music before they were born, and would continue after their deaths, but its song was of the moment. The moment had passed. The tree rustled again. Their senses were sharpened, and they seemed to apprehend life. Life passed. The tree rustled again.

I find it very invigorating having Ken Lonergan, who's an established, Pulitzer-nominated playwright doing Howards End, or Chris Hampton who's won an Oscar writing a TV series, or having an actor like Mark Rylance, who is probably England's leading theater actor, in the lead in Wolf Hall.

I was a very senior minister in the Howard government and I sat around this particular table [in the prime ministerial office] in many discussions. The difference between being a senior minister and the prime minister is that ultimately the buck does stop with the prime minister and in the end the prime minister has to make those critical judgement calls and that's the big difference.

Howards end quote You Can, end of story !
You Can, end of story !
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Some will remember an image of a fire or story or rescue.

Some will carry memories of a face and a voice gone forever. And I will carry this. It is the police shield of a man named George Howard who died at the World Trade Center trying to save others. It was given to me by his mom, Arlene, as a proud memorial to her son. It is my reminder of lives that ended and a task that does not end.