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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from A Room with a View.

Society and Class Quotes

Miss Bartlett was startled. Generally at a pension people looked them over for a day or two before speaking, and often did not find out that they would "do" till they had gone. She knew that the in...

Love Quotes

“We know that we come from the winds, and that we shall return to them; that all life is perhaps a knot, a tangle, a blemish in the eternal smoothness. But why should this make us unhappy? Le...

Identity Quotes

“[…] have you ever noticed that there are people who do things which are most indelicate, and yet at the same time—beautiful?" "Beautiful?" said Miss Bartlett, puzzled at the word...

Youth Quotes

"I didn't know what to do with them," he cried, and his voice was that of an anxious boy. Her heart warmed towards him for the first time. "They were covered with blood. There! I'm glad I've told y...

Women and Femininity Quotes

All his life he had loved to study maiden ladies; they were his specialty, and his profession had provided him with ample opportunities for the work. Girls like Lucy were charming to look at, but M...

Transformation Quotes

"If Miss Honeychurch ever takes to live as she plays, it will be very exciting both for us and for her" (3.5).

Art and Culture Quotes

For one ravishing moment Italy appeared. She stood in the Square of the Annunziata and saw in the living terra-cotta those divine babies whom no cheap reproduction can ever stale. There they stood,...

Lies and Deceit Quotes

“It is so difficult—at least, I find it difficult—to understand people who speak the truth” (1.23).
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