Sunday, March 28, 2010

Howards End: a few lines

  • She broke off, and listened to the sounds of a London morning.
  • It is so easy for an Englishman to sneer at these chance collisions of human beings.
  • 'You use the intellect, but you no longer care about it.  That I call stupidity.'
  • The air was white, and when they alighted it tasted like cold pennies.
  • The city seemed Satanic....
  • 'Can what they call civilization be right, if people mayn't die in the room where they were born?'
  • It is thus, if there is any rule, that we ought to die - neither as victim nor as fanatic, but as a seafarer who can greet with an equal eye the deep that he is entering, and the shore that he must leave.
  • ...the most unsuccessful [career] is not that of a man who is taken unprepared, but of him who is prepared and is never taken.

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