(Edward M. Forster, Maurice, 1971)
«A slow nature such as Maurice's appears insensitive, for it needs time even to feel. Its instinct is to assume that nothing either for good or evil has happened, and to resist the invader. Once gripped, it feels acutely, and its sensation in love are particularly profound. Given time, it can know and impart ecstasy; given time, it can sink to the heart of Hell».
(Edward M. Forster, ibidem)