FACT CHECK: DID E.M. FORSTER SAY, ‘WE MUST BE WILLING TO LET GO OF THE LIFE WE HAVE PLANNED’?

checkyourfact.com | 9/13/2019 | Staff
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A post shared on Facebook said British novelist E.M. Forster once stated, “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

The Daily Caller News Foundation found no evidence the quote originated with Forster.

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Forster, a British writer and literary critic, wrote prolifically during his lifetime, amassing a large body of work. He is perhaps best known for his books “Howards End,” “A Passage to India” and “A Room with a View.”

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However, the expression appears nowhere in these works or any of his others. A search of the Papers of Edward Morgan Forster at the King’s College Archives yielded no similar or matching phrases either. The collection, which Forster bequeathed to King’s College in 1970, contains many of his novels, short stories, essays, plays and...
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