T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot

Here I am, an old man in a dry month, Being read to by a boy, waiting for rain.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Gerontion, 1920

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on anguish

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He knew the anguish of the marrow The ague of the skeleton; No contact possible to flesh Allayed the fever of the bone.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Whispers of Immortality, 1920

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on silence

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I should have been a pair of ragged claws Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.

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 age

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The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest.  You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?: Smart Quotes for Dumb Times

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