T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

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 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 books, criticism, emotion, and work

We might remind ourselves that criticism is as inevitable as breathing, and that we should be none the worse for articulating what passes in our minds when we read a book and feel an emotion about it, for criticizing our own minds in their work of criticism.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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