"What you want is to live with a man in a happy home. But you don't know how trivial it is. Marriage is emblematic of modern life. The way men and women are together—it's a silly business, it has no nobility."
The fictional character Hom, after reading the manuscript of Maurice, in Arctic summer, by Damon Galgut, a novelization of the life of E. M. Forster (therein Morgan) in which "Forster's homosexuality . . . is definitive." As quoted by Edmund White in "Forster in love: the story," New York review of books 61, no. 17 (November 6, 2014): 53 (52-53). White's comment: "This could well be a remark addressed to the contemporary gay fight for marriage equality" (53).