T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on judgment, language, and poets

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 (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot

The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on information, knowledge, losing, and wisdom

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Rock

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on beginning and feeling

Each venture Is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate With shabby equipment always deteriorating In the general mess of imprecision of feeling.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: East Coker

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on fashion, meaning, study, and words

That was my way of putting it-not very satisfactory: A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion, Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle With words and meanings.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: East Coker

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on emptiness, language, seasons, and words

Last season's fruit is eaten And the fullfed beast shall kick the empty pail. For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Little Gidding

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on world

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

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on courage, fear, force, heroism, tears, and vices

Neither fear nor courage saves us. Unnatural vices Are fathered by our heroism. Virtues Are forced upon us by our impudent crimes. These tears are shaken from the wrath-bearing tree.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Gerontion, 1920

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on blindness and life

At the violet hour, when the eyes and back Turn upward from the desk, when the human engine waits Like a taxi throbbing waiting I Tiresias, though blind, throbbing between two lives.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Waste Land, 1922, The Fire Sermon

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot

Till human voices wake us, and we drown.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, 1917

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