T. S. Eliot (Writer)

#1482123 T. S. Eliot

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about time
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Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about will
#1482125 T. S. Eliot

It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about passion
#1482126 T. S. Eliot

There is no absolute point of view from which real and ideal can be finally separated and labelled. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about real
#1482127 T. S. Eliot

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope, For hope would be hope for the wrong thing. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about hope
#1482128 T. S. Eliot

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about poetry
#1482129 T. S. Eliot

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about light
#1482130 T. S. Eliot

I dont believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about life
#1482131 T. S. Eliot

For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about love
#1482133 T. S. Eliot

Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about time
#1482134 T. S. Eliot

Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about sin
#1482135 T. S. Eliot

This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but a whimper. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about world
#1482137 T. S. Eliot

And they write innumerable books; being too vain and distracted for silence: seeking every one after his own elevation, and dodging his emptiness. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about books
#1482138 T. S. Eliot

If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby it. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about desire
#1482139 T. S. Eliot

Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about knowledge
#1482140 T. S. Eliot

Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about thought
#1482141 T. S. Eliot

You are the music while the music lasts. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about music
#1482142 T. S. Eliot

The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about reason
#1482143 T. S. Eliot

Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about poetry
#1482144 T. S. Eliot

A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily diminished by our knowledge of its causes, its character, its importance or insignificance. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about knowledge
#1482146 T. S. Eliot

I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about death
#1482147 T. S. Eliot

The tiger springs in the new year. Us he devours. .

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#1482148 T. S. Eliot

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about poetry
#1482149 T. S. Eliot

It is only in the world of objects that we have time and space and selves. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about time
#1482150 T. S. Eliot

The soul is so far from being a monad that we have not only to interpret other souls to ourself but to interpret ourself to ourself. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about soul
#1482151 T. S. Eliot

My greatest trouble is getting the curtain up and down. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about great
#1482152 T. S. Eliot

Its not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about you
#1482153 T. S. Eliot

As things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, poetry is not a career, but a mugs game. No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about life
#1482154 T. S. Eliot

Our difficulties of the moment must always be dealt with somehow, but our permanent difficulties are difficulties of every moment. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about men
#1482155 T. S. Eliot

A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it cant be much good. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about time
#1482156 T. S. Eliot

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about art
#1482157 T. S. Eliot

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about life
#1482158 T. S. Eliot

Its strange that words are so inadequate. Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath, so the lover must struggle for words. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about love
#1482159 T. S. Eliot

Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They dont mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about people
#1482160 T. S. Eliot

There is not a more repulsive spectacle than on old man who will not forsake the world, which has already forsaken him. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about world
#1482161 T. S. Eliot

We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about religion
#1482162 T. S. Eliot

All significant truths are private truths. As they become public they cease to become truths; they become facts, or at best, part of the public character; or at worst, catchwords. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about truth
#1482163 T. S. Eliot

Where is all the knowledge we lost with information? .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about knowledge
#1482164 T. S. Eliot

Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about life
#1482165 T. S. Eliot

The Nobel is a ticket to ones own funeral. No one has ever done anything after he got it. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about fun
#1482166 T. S. Eliot

Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about poetry
#1482167 T. S. Eliot

People to whom nothing has ever happened cannot understand the unimportance of events. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about people
#1482168 T. S. Eliot

Where there is no temple there shall be no homes. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about home
#1482169 T. S. Eliot

Every experience is a paradox in that it means to be absolute, and yet is relative; in that it somehow always goes beyond itself and yet never escapes itself. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about self
#1482170 T. S. Eliot

Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about literature
#1482171 T. S. Eliot

The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about art
#1482172 T. S. Eliot

The bad poet is usually unconscious where he ought to be conscious, and conscious where he ought to be unconscious. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about poet
#1482173 T. S. Eliot

There is no method but to be very intelligent. .

T. S. Eliot
#1482174 T. S. Eliot

The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about poet
#1482175 T. S. Eliot

I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics. .

T. S. Eliot Quotes about religion

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