Quote #18

mansfield“Putting my weakest books to the wall last night I came across a copy of Howards End and had a look into it. But it’s not good enough. E. M. Forster never gets any further than warming the teapot. He’s a rare fine hand at that. Feel this teapot. Is it not beautifully warm? Yes, but there ain’t going to be no tea.

– Katherine Mansfield, from her Journal, May 1917. I like Howards End, and feel like this is actually a better description of the stillborn A Passage to India. But it’s still hilarious.