Lines I Love: A Room With a View, by E.M. Forster

~ “It isn’t possible to love and to part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.”

~ “When we were only acquaintances, you let me be myself, but now you’re always protecting me… I won’t be protected. I will choose for myself what is ladylike and right. To shield me is an insult. Can’t I be trusted to face the truth but I must get it second-hand through you? A woman’s place!”

~ “Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?”

~ “This desire to govern a woman — it lies very deep, and men and women must fight it together…. But I do love you surely in a better way than he does.” He thought. “Yes — really in a better way. I want you to have your own thoughts even when I hold you in my arms.”

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