"When I am with him, smoking or talking quietly ahead, or whatever it may be, I see, beyond my own happiness and intimacy, occasional glimpses of the happiness of 1000s of others whose names I shall never hear, and know that there is a great unrecorded history."
E. M. Forster (ed. M. Lago and P. N. Furbank),
Selected Letters of E. M. Forster I: 1879–1920
(London 1983), 269