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The Celestial Omnibus

The Celestial Omnibus

The Celestial Omnibus and Other Stories is the title of a collection of short stories by English writer E. M. Forster, first published in 1911. It contains stories written over the previous ten years, and together with the collection The Eternal Moment forms part of Forster's Collected Short Stories .


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„I am the means and not the end. I am the food and not the life.“

—  E.M. Forster, book The Celestial Omnibus

"The Celestial Omnibus" (1911)
Context: I am the means and not the end. I am the food and not the life. Stand by yourself, as that boy has stood. I cannot save you. For poetry is a spirit; and they that would worship it must worship in spirit and in truth.

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