Facts about T. S. Eliot

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T. S. Eliot was a famous Poet from USA, who lived between September 26, 1888 and January 4, 1965.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 56 quotes who is written / told by S. Eliot, under the main topic Poetry.

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Famous quotes by T. S. Eliot (56)


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"There is not a more repulsive spectacle than on old man who will not forsake the world, which has already forsaken him"
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"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go"
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"The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality"
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"The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible"
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"Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature"
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"O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart: for the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked"
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"Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know"
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"You are the music while the music lasts"
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"Where there is no temple there shall be no homes"
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"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?"
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"Where is all the knowledge we lost with information?"
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"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"
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"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"
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"We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion"
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"Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought"
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"This love is silent"
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"The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason"
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"The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living"
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"The business of the poet is not to find new emotions, but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry, to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all"
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"The bad poet is usually unconscious where he ought to be conscious, and conscious where he ought to be unconscious"
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"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"
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"Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers"
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"So the lover must struggle for words"
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"So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing"
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"Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly"
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"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"
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"It's strange that words are so inadequate. Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath, so the lover must struggle for words"
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"It's not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them"
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"It is only in the world of objects that we have time and space and selves"
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"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"
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"In my beginning is my end"
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"Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal"
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"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.""
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"If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?"
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"I will show you fear in a handful of dust"
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"I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope, For hope would be hope for the wrong thing"
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"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons"
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"I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different"
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"I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates"
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"I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics"
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"Humankind cannot bear very much reality"
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"Home is where one starts from"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Business today consists in persuading crowds"
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"As things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, poetry is not a career, but a mug's 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"
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"Art never improves, but... the material of art is never quite the same"
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"April is the cruellest month"
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"Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year, must alter; he must seek new literary influences; he will have different emotions to express"
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"Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity"
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"And they write innumerable books; being too vain and distracted for silence: seeking every one after his own elevation, and dodging his emptiness"
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"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"
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"A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily diminished by our knowledge of its causes, its character, its importance or insignificance"
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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"
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"Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood"


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