T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot

Lady, three white leopards sat under a juniper tree.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Ash-Wednesday, 1930

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot

Because these wings are no longer wings to fly But merely vans to beat the air The air which is now thoroughly small and dry Smaller and dryer than the will Teach us to care and not to care Teach us to sit still.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Ash-Wednesday, 1930

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on death, journeys, justice, time, and weather

A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Journey of the Magi

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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

One thinks of all the hands That are raising dingy shades In a thousand furnished rooms.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Preludes, 1917, II

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on future, past, present, and time

Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future, And time future contained in time past.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Burnt Norton

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on murder and time

There will be time to murder and create.

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 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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