T. S. Eliot Quotes

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T. S. Eliot quotes: Home is where one starts from. Home is where one starts from.
T. S. Eliot quotes: Eyes I dare not meet in dreamsIn death's dream kingdom Eyes I dare not meet in dreams
In death's dream kingdom
T. S. Eliot quotes: The journey not the arrival matters. The journey not the arrival matters.
T. S. Eliot quotes: Each day a raid on the inarticulate--T.S. Eliot Each day a raid on the inarticulate--T.S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot quotes: that which is only livingCan only die that which is only living
Can only die
T. S. Eliot quotes: In the last few years everything I'd done up to sixty or so has seemed very childish. In the last few years everything I'd done up to sixty or so has seemed very childish.
T. S. Eliot quotes: It is only in the world of objects that we have time and space and selves. It is only in the world of objects that we have time and space and selves.
T. S. Eliot quotes: It is generally a feminine eye that first detects the moral deficiencies hidden under the 'dear deceit' of beauty. It is generally a feminine eye that first detects the moral deficiencies hidden under the 'dear deceit' of beauty.
T. S. Eliot quotes: Heretic ... is a person who seizes upon a truth and pushes it to the point at which it becomes a falsehood. Heretic ... is a person who seizes upon a truth and pushes it to the point at which it becomes a falsehood.
T. S. Eliot quotes: If you want it you must obtain it by great labor. If you want it you must obtain it by great labor.
T. S. Eliot quotes: Accident is design / And design is accident / In a cloud of unknowing. Accident is design / And design is accident / In a cloud of unknowing.
T. S. Eliot quotes: A people without historyIs not redeemed from time, for history is a patternOf timeless moments. A people without history
Is not redeemed from time, for history is a pattern
Of timeless moments.
T. S. Eliot quotes: The fool,fixed in his folly,may think He can turn the wheel on which he turns. The fool,fixed in his folly,may think He can turn the wheel on which he turns.
T. S. Eliot quotes: Politic, cautious, and meticulous;full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse Politic, cautious, and meticulous;
full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse
T. S. Eliot quotes: I can show you fear in a handful of dust I can show you fear in a handful of dust
T. S. Eliot quotes: Gin and drugs, dear lady, gin and drugs. Gin and drugs, dear lady, gin and drugs.
T. S. Eliot quotes: The young feel tired at the end of an action, the old at the beginning. The young feel tired at the end of an action, the old at the beginning.
T. S. Eliot quotes: I think we are in rats' alley Where the dead men lost their bones. I think we are in rats' alley
Where the dead men lost their bones.
T. S. Eliot quotes: And the end and the beginning were always thereBefore the beginning and after the end.And all is always now. And the end and the beginning were always there
Before the beginning and after the end.
And all is always now.
T. S. Eliot quotes: At the still point, there the dance is. At the still point, there the dance is.
T. S. Eliot quotes: Each way means loneliness and communion. Each way means loneliness
and communion.
T. S. Eliot quotes: History has many cunning passages, contrived corridors and issues. History has many cunning passages, contrived corridors and issues.
T. S. Eliot quotes: I must say Bernard Shaw is greatly improved by music. I must say Bernard Shaw is greatly improved by music.
T. S. Eliot quotes: There will be time to murder and create. There will be time to murder and create.
T. S. Eliot quotes: The great ages did not contain the best talent, they wasted less. The great ages did not contain the best talent, they wasted less.
T. S. Eliot quotes: Between the ideaAnd the realityBetween the motionAnd the actFalls the Shadow Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow
T. S. Eliot quotes: I should have been a pair of ragged claws/ Scuttling across the floors of silent seas. I should have been a pair of ragged claws/ Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.
T. S. Eliot quotes: The still point in a turning world. The still point in a turning world.
T. S. Eliot quotes: What is true, is true only for one time and only for one place. What is true, is true only for one time and only for one place.
T. S. Eliot quotes: April is the cruellest month. April is the cruellest month.
T. S. Eliot quotes: My life is light, waiting for the death wind, Like a feather on the back of my hand. My life is light, waiting for the death wind, Like a feather on the back of my hand.
T. S. Eliot quotes: Men tighten the knot of confusion Into perfect misunderstanding. Men tighten the knot of confusion Into perfect misunderstanding.
T. S. Eliot quotes: All our knowledge brings us nearer to our ignorance. All our knowledge brings us nearer to our ignorance.
T. S. Eliot quotes: Of lovers whose bodies smell of each other Who think the same thoughts without need of speech Of lovers whose bodies smell of each other
Who think the same thoughts without need of speech
T. S. Eliot quotes: Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; whatever you want, be sure that is what you want; whatever you feel, be sure that is what you feel. Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; whatever you want, be sure that is what you want; whatever you feel, be sure that is what you feel.
T. S. Eliot quotes: No artist produces great art by a deliberate attempt to express his own personality. No artist produces great art by a deliberate attempt to express his own personality.
T. S. Eliot quotes: A thousand policemen directing traffic cannot tell you why you come or where you go. A thousand policemen directing traffic cannot tell you why you come or where you go.
T. S. Eliot quotes: Those who arrive at the end of the journey are not those who began. Those who arrive at the end of the journey are not those who began.
T. S. Eliot quotes: People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced. People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced.
T. S. Eliot quotes: It is impossible to design a system so perfect that no one needs to be good. It is impossible to design a system so perfect that no one needs to be good.
T. S. Eliot quotes: No place of grace for those who avoid the faceNo time to rejoice for those who walk among noise and deny the voice No place of grace for those who avoid the face
No time to rejoice for those who walk among noise and deny the voice
T. S. Eliot quotes: I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;Her coat is one of the tabby kind,with tiger stripes and lepard spots. I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;Her coat is one of the tabby kind,with tiger stripes and lepard spots.
T. S. Eliot quotes: Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature. Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature.
T. S. Eliot quotes: Yeats was the greatest poet of our times ... certainly the greatest in this language, and so far as I am able to judge, in any language. Yeats was the greatest poet of our times ... certainly the greatest in this language, and so far as I am able to judge, in any language.
T. S. Eliot quotes: For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice. For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
T. S. Eliot quotes: For history is a pattern Of timeless moments. So, while the light fails On a winter's afternoon, in a secluded chapel History is now and England. For history is a pattern Of timeless moments. So, while the light fails On a winter's afternoon, in a secluded chapel History is now and England.
T. S. Eliot quotes: The chief danger about Paris is that it is such a strong stimulant. The chief danger about Paris is that it is such a strong stimulant.
T. S. Eliot quotes: Do I dare Disturb the universe? Do I dare Disturb the universe?
T. S. Eliot quotes: Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?Where is the knowledge we have lost in infomation? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in infomation?
T. S. Eliot quotes: You must not on any account give me credit for being penetrating. I have impressed people that way before, and the result is always disaster. You must not on any account give me credit for being penetrating. I have impressed people that way before, and the result is always disaster.
T. S. Eliot quotes: I suspect that in our loathing of totalitarianism, there is infused a good deal of admiration for its efficiency. I suspect that in our loathing of totalitarianism, there is infused a good deal of admiration for its efficiency.
T. S. Eliot quotes: Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
T. S. Eliot quotes: life is long between the desire and the spasm. life is long between the desire and the spasm.
T. S. Eliot quotes: All time is unreedemable. All time is unreedemable.
T. S. Eliot quotes: Redeem the time. Redeem the unread vision of a higher dream ... Redeem the time. Redeem the unread vision of a higher dream ...
T. S. Eliot quotes: The end is in the beginning. The end is in the beginning.
T. S. Eliot quotes: There is nothing at all to be done about it, There is nothing to do about anything. There is nothing at all to be done about it, There is nothing to do about anything.
T. S. Eliot quotes: The Church must be forever building, for it is forever decaying within and attacked from without. The Church must be forever building, for it is forever decaying within and attacked from without.