T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

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 death, desires, earth, life, and memory

April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Winter kept us warm, covering Earth in a forgetful snow, feeding A little life with dried tubers.

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 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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