T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

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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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on death and thought

I had not thought death had undone so many. Sighs, short and infrequent, were exhaled.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Waste Land, 1922, The Burial of the Dead

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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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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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