T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on borrowing

And I must borrow every changing shape To find expression.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Portrait of a Lady, 1917, III

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on fear

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And I will show you something different from either Your shadow at morning striding behind you, Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you I will show you fear in a handful of dust.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Waste Land

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on death and life

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My life is light, waiting for the death wind, Like a feather on the back of my hand.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on death

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Webster was much possessed by death And saw the skull beneath the skin.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Whispers of Immortality, 1920

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on decisions and time

In a minute there is time for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on awareness and soul

I am aware of the damp souls of housemaids Sprouting despondently at area gates.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Morning at the Window, 1917

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on universe

Do I dare Disturb the universe?

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on time and wonder

And indeed there will be time To wonder, "Do I dare?" and, "Do I dare?" Time to turn back and descend the stair, With a bald spot in the middle of my hair.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on thinking

Dayodhuam: I have heard the key Turn in the door once and turn once only We think of the key, each in his prison Thinking of the key, each confirms a prison.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Waste Land, 1922, What the Thunder Said

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on hope

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Because I do not hope to turn again Because I do not hope Because I do not hope to turn.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Ash-Wednesday, 1930

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