T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

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 elections, interest, life, peace, and sincerity

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on emptiness

And voices singing out of empty cisterns and exhausted wells.

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 beginning

What we call the beginning Is often the end And to make an end Is to make a new beginning. The end is where we start from.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on eternity

And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker, And in short, I was afraid.

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 exploring and time

We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive at what we started and know the place for the first time.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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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 conformity, judgment, and value

We do not quite say that the new is more valuable because it fits in; but its fitting in is a test of its value - a test, it is true, which can only be slowly and cautiously applied, for we are none of us infallible judges of conformity.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Tradition and the Individual Talent, sct. 1, in Egoist, (London) Sep and Dec 1919.

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