Monday, October 26, 2009

The sensitive, the considerate and the plucky

There's a famous quote, an excerpt from a longer piece by E M Forster, that goes:

I believe in an aristocracy of the sensitive, the considerate and the plucky. Its members are to be found in all nations and classes, and all through the ages, and there is a secret understanding when they meet.

I thought about this when I was watching Nick Griffin on Question Time, because I know I'd sooner have a member of that over-arching aristocracy - someone sensitive, considerate and plucky - living next door to me, whether their skin's black or white, whether they're old, young, gay, straight, disabled or non-disabled, than I would a home-grown thug.

21 comments:

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Blog Goddess said...

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Blog Goddess said...

I really liked this post to be more specific :)

Dialing Home. said...

Wow...that really resonates...

Honeysuckle said...

Thanks Karen, Madison, Blog Goddess and Dialing Home, for your comments - you're all obviously sensitive, considerate and probably plucky as well yourselves!

Sarah said...

i loved that quote. thanks.

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