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Have you ever noticed that there are people who do things which are most indelicate, and yet at the same time—beautiful? Options
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Have you ever noticed that there are people who do things which are most indelicate, and yet at the same time—beautiful?

E. M. Forster (1879-1970)
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Yes! Maybe a birthday cake with messy decoration from Dad.
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Indelicate may be as beautiful as delicate or ugly as well... It is awesome, darling!
AnjanaDutt
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The indelicate ones get noticed not the delicate ones.
pedro
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What's he talking about? Boxing?
Joy Frohlich
Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 8:13:20 AM
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This quotation taken out of context does not mean much to me. AnajanaDutt may well be right in saying "The indelicate ones get noticed". What is indelicate in one country in disapproved of another.
monamagda
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The quote in context from : A Room With a View - Chapter 1

(These questions form the crux of Forster's exploration of the nature of beauty and the ways in which refined society can fail to apprehend a wilder, less authorized kind of beauty and truth. Lucy begins to understand that she can harbor a personal, individual idea of beauty that exists outside of society's official standards.)


"But here you are as safe as in England. Signora Bertolini is so English."

"Yet our rooms smell," said poor Lucy. "We dread going to bed."

"Ah, then you look into the court." She sighed. "If only Mr. Emerson was more tactful! We were so sorry for you at dinner."

"I think he was meaning to be kind."

"Undoubtedly he was," said Miss Bartlett.

"Mr. Beebe has just been scolding me for my suspicious nature. Of course, I was holding back on my cousin's account."

"Of course," said the little old lady; and they murmured that one could not be too careful with a young girl.

Lucy tried to look demure, but could not help feeling a great fool. No one was careful with her at home; or, at all events, she had not noticed it.

"About old Mr. Emerson--I hardly know. No, he is not tactful; yet, 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. "Are not beauty and delicacy the same?"

"So one would have thought," said the other helplessly. "But things are so difficult, I sometimes think."

She proceeded no further into things, for Mr. Beebe reappeared, looking extremely pleasant.

"Miss Bartlett," he cried, "it's all right about the rooms. I'm so glad. Mr. Emerson was talking about it in the smoking-room, and knowing what I did, I encouraged him to make the offer again. He has let me come and ask you. He would be so pleased."


Read the book :
http://www.online-literature.com/forster/room_with_view/1/
Gary98
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pedro wrote:
What's he talking about? Boxing?


Husband's rough kisses Whistle
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that's the fine line between genius and insanity
Omar Mariani
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, therefore it can be found in both likely and most unlikely things or places
Milica Boghunovich
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Have you ever noticed that there are people who do things which are most indelicate, and yet at the same time—beautiful?

E. M. Forster (1879-1970)

Applause Quite true!

Now flip it over! Depending which angle or point of view we are looking from, it may not be seem so beautiful... it may be even deeply hurting...
Corner of Josh
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All depends on who is doing it.
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I believe I must ponder this thought for awhile before commenting....
Newagenda
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Gary98 said; Husband's rough kisses. I can paint the picture! Good one Gary.
KylaG
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Archeologists, potters, bronco riders, dyers, papermakers, surgeons..
TB Turtle
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Striker, I understand. Gary98, I don't get the boxer thing.
AnjanaDutt
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Lazy to read so I am watching the movie based on the book, instead.
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One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.
E. M. Forster
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Nonsense and beauty have close connections.
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