Thursday, March 12, 2009

According to E. M. Forster

I have been researching character for my paper on E. M. Forster's A Room with a View, and I came across this awesome quote. Please enjoy all of my dear friends whom I talk about relationships with all the time.

"All history, all out experience, teaches us that no human relationship is constant, it is as unstable as the living beings who compose it, and they must balance like jugglers if it is to remain; if it is constant it is no longer a human relationship but a social habit, the emphasis in it has passed from love to marriage. All this we know, yet we cannot bear to apply our bitter knowledge to the future; the future is to be so different; the perfect person is to come along, or the person we know already is to become perfect. There are to be no changes, no necessity for alertness. We are to be happy or even miserable for ever and ever" (pg. 55, Aspects of the Novel).


Courtney said...

I love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (You can tell my love by the number of exclamation points.)

star said...

hm. i like that. it really gives you a lot of think about.