Source: Zimmermann, Heiko, ed.  Aspects of E.M. Forster.  1 Mar. 2000 - 22 Feb. 2019. 22 Feb. 2019 <>.

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Posted by Joe ( on :15:46:18 16/12/04

Can anyone confirm the following quotation from Forster and, if so, where can I find it in his books?

Quotation: "It is the one orderly product our middling race has produced. It is the cry of a thousand sentinels, the echo from a thousand labyrinths; it is the lighthouse which cannot be hidden...the best evidence we can give our dignity."


Posted by Alexandra ( on :17:42:06 21/12/04

From what I could find out, it seems this is a quotation from a speech Forster gave to the PEN congress in 1962. It was later quoted in the Monitor.

See the link below for more information.


Posted by Alexandra ( on :17:47:11 21/12/04

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