T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on information, knowledge, losing, and wisdom

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Rock

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on beginning and feeling

Each venture Is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate With shabby equipment always deteriorating In the general mess of imprecision of feeling.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: East Coker

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on fashion, meaning, study, and words

That was my way of putting it-not very satisfactory: A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion, Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle With words and meanings.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: East Coker

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on emptiness, language, seasons, and words

Last season's fruit is eaten And the fullfed beast shall kick the empty pail. For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Little Gidding

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on world

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This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on design, good, impossibility, and needs

It is impossible to design a system so perfect that no one needs to be good.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on interest, people, and world

Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm but the harm does not interest them.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot

Twelve o'clock. Along the reaches of the street Held in a lunar synthesis.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Rhapsody on a Windy Night. 1917

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot

The end is where we start from.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on literature and religion

We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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