Monday, January 25, 2016

Quote du jour - E.M. Forster

On Virginia Woolf's birthday, here are some words about her written by E.M. Forster.

Real food is necessary, and this, in fiction as in her home, she knew how to provide. Food with her was not a literary device put in to make the book [To the Lighthouse] seem real. She put it in because she tasted it, because she saw pictures, because she smelt flowers, because she heard Bach, because her senses were both exquisite and catholic, and were always bringing her first-hand news of the outside world.

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Thanks for the post in honor of the brilliant Virginia Woolf.

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    1. And I thank you for your comment! Ol' Forster was no slouch himself when it came to writing. ;<)

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  2. Love this quote from E.M. Forster, a good writer recognizing and appreciating another one!

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  3. Have you read Vanessa and Her Sister, Nan? It's Virginia from her long-suffering sister's point of view and well done.

    I'm glad to see your coffee header back. It's one of my favorites. :-)

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  4. One good writer complimenting another, that really does mean something! Love that header. No snow here, but it is gray and rainy (wettest January in recorded history here); so may I have a cup of coffee too please? Thank you.

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    1. I like that, too! Barely any snow here, and getting warmer next week with rain. Not good for the ski/snowboard areas and all related businesses.

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  5. Such beautiful compliments by Forster, his praise brings joy to the senses. Virginia would have loved it. By the way I had an old friend who taught Forster to make soup!!

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  6. That's a good way to look at Virginia Woolf, as I've never quite liked her books. I know, so weird of me!

    Thanks for the birthday wishes, they mean a lot. xoxo

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    1. That's why it is great that there are so many choices! Not weird at all. And you're welcome.

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