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T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot
(1888 - 1965)
Thomas Stearns Eliot, was a literary pioneer who was a poet, editor, critic, and playwright who the Nobel Prize in literature in 1948.
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A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can't be much good.
The difference between being an elder statesman And posing successfully as an elder statesman Is practically negligible.
- T. S. Eliot | Aging and Old Age Quotes
The young feel tired at the end of an action; The old at the beginning.
- T. S. Eliot | Aging and Old Age Quotes
In the last few years everything I'd done up to sixty or so has seemed very childish.
- T. S. Eliot | Aging and Old Age Quotes
You have now learned to see That cats are much like you and me And other people whom we find Possessed of various types of mind.
- T. S. Eliot | Animals Quotes
In my beginning is my end.
- T. S. Eliot | Birth Quotes
What is actual is actual only for one time. And only for one place.
This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper.
- T. S. Eliot | Civilization Quotes
Genuine blasphemy, genuine in spirit and not purely verbal, is the product of partial belief, and is as impossible to the complete atheist as to the perfect Christian.
No one can become really educated without having pursued some study in which he took no interest. For it is part of education to interest ourselves in subjects for which we have no aptitude.
- T. S. Eliot | Education Quotes
It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us to escape, not from our own time - for we are bound by that - but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.
- T. S. Eliot | Education Quotes
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
- T. S. Eliot | Fear Quotes
Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.
- T. S. Eliot | Greatness Quotes
The historical sense involves a perception, not only of the pastness of the past, but of its presence.
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
- T. S. Eliot | Life Quotes
Birth, copulation and death. That's all the facts when you come to brass tacks.
- T. S. Eliot | Life Quotes
It is not necessarily those lands which are the most fertile or most favored climate that seem to me the happiest, but those in which a long stroke of adaptation between man and his environment has brought out the best qualities of both.
- T. S. Eliot | Nature Quotes
All cases are unique and very similar to others.
- T. S. Eliot | Originality Quotes
Philosophy - the purple bullfinch in the lilac tree.
- T. S. Eliot | Philosophy Quotes
When a poet's mind is perfectly equipped for its work, it is constantly amalgamating disparate experiences.
- T. S. Eliot | Poets and Poetry Quotes
When a great poet has lived, certain things have been done once for all, and cannot be achieved again.
- T. S. Eliot | Poets and Poetry Quotes
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 | Poets and Poetry Quotes
The poet's mind is ... a receptacle for seizing and storing up numberless feelings, phrases, images, which remain there until all the particles which can unite to form a new compound are present together.
- T. S. Eliot | Poets and Poetry Quotes
Poetry is a mug's game.
- T. S. Eliot | Poets and Poetry Quotes
People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced.
- T. S. Eliot | Power Quotes
Human kind cannot bear very much reality.
- T. S. Eliot | Reality Quotes
The overwhelming pressure of mediocrity, sluggish and indomitable as a glacier, will mitigate the most violent, and depress the most exalted revolution.
April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with Spring rain.
- T. S. Eliot | The Seasons Quotes
April is the crudest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain.
Half of the harm that is done in this world Is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm - but the harm does not interest them.
I suppose some editors are failed writers - but so are most writers.
An editor should tell the author his writing is better than it is. Not a lot better, a little better.
To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.
- T. S. Eliot | Happiness Quotes
It is not necessarily those lands which are the most fertile or most favored in climate that seem to me the happiest, but those in which a long struggle of adaptation between man and his environment has brought out the best qualities of both.
- T. S. Eliot | Acceptance Quotes
To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.
- T. S. Eliot | One Day Quotes
What we call the beginning is often an end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.
- T. S. Eliot | Difficult Days Quotes
What is actual is actual only for one time, and only for one place.
- T. S. Eliot | Change Quotes
One starts an action simply because one must do something.
- T. S. Eliot | Motivation Quotes
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
- T. S. Eliot | Risks Quotes
Should I, after tea and cakes and ices, have the strength to force the moment to its crisis?
- T. S. Eliot | Courage Quotes
One starts an action simply because one must do something.
- T. S. Eliot | Getting Going Quotes
Success is relative: It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.
- T. S. Eliot | Success Quotes
To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.
- T. S. Eliot | Beauty Quotes
The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always asked to do things, and you are not yet decrepit enough to turn them down.
- T. S. Eliot | Birthdays and Age Quotes
One starts an action simply because one must do something.
- T. S. Eliot | Inspirational Quotes
Poetry is a mug's game.
- T. S. Eliot | Game Quotes
One starts an action simply because one must do something.
- T. S. Eliot | Inspirational Quotes
Poetry is a mug's game.
- T. S. Eliot | Game Quotes
One starts an action simply because one must do something.
- T. S. Eliot | Inspirational Quotes
Poetry is a mug's game.
- T. S. Eliot | Game Quotes
One starts an action simply because one must do something.
- T. S. Eliot | Inspirational Quotes
Poetry is a mug's game.
- T. S. Eliot | Game Quotes
One starts an action simply because one must do something.
- T. S. Eliot | Inspirational Quotes
Poetry is a mug's game.
- T. S. Eliot | Game Quotes
One starts an action simply because one must do something.
- T. S. Eliot | Inspirational Quotes
Poetry is a mug's game.
- T. S. Eliot | Game Quotes
One starts an action simply because one must do something.
- T. S. Eliot | Inspirational Quotes
Poetry is a mug's game.
- T. S. Eliot | Game Quotes
One starts an action simply because one must do something.
- T. S. Eliot | Inspirational Quotes
Poetry is a mug's game.
- T. S. Eliot | Game Quotes


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