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Currently on: p. 100 of Beloved
Vasily has a mini challenge of selecting a favourite book and posting a favourite quote from it.
“If we lived for ever, what you say would be true. But we have to die, we have to leave life presently. Injustice and greed would be the real thing if we lived for ever. As it is, we must hold to other things, because Death is coming. I love Death–not morbidly, but because He explains. He shows me the emptiness of money. Death and Money are the eternal foes. Not Death and Life. Never mind what lies behind Death, Mr. Bast, but be sure that the poet and the musician and the tramp will be happier than the man who has never learnt to say ‘I am.'”
–E. M. Forester, Howards End
That is a great, wonderful quote. I’m reading this book later this summer for the Classics Challenge, and you’ve just made me more excited!
I love that quote!
Oh wow, that is great. I’m adding this book to my wishlist immediately!
Forster is an old favorite of mine, too. A Passage to India is one of those books I come back to about once a decade.
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