T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on courage, fear, force, heroism, tears, and vices

Neither fear nor courage saves us. Unnatural vices Are fathered by our heroism. Virtues Are forced upon us by our impudent crimes. These tears are shaken from the wrath-bearing tree.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Gerontion, 1920

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on blindness and life

At the violet hour, when the eyes and back Turn upward from the desk, when the human engine waits Like a taxi throbbing waiting I Tiresias, though blind, throbbing between two lives.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Waste Land, 1922, The Fire Sermon

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot

Till human voices wake us, and we drown.

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 daughters and water

O the moon shone bright on Mrs. Porter And on her daughter They wash their feet in soda water.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Waste Land

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on garden

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Stand on the highest pavement of the stair- Lean on a garden urn- Weave, weave the sunlight in your hair.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: La Figlia Che Piange, 1917

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on experience, survival, and value

The one thing you can do is to do nothing. Wait . . . You will find that you survive humiliation and that's an experience of incalculable value.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot

The readers of the Boston Evening Transcript Sway in the wind like a field of ripe corn.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Boston Evening Transcript, 1917

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on women

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In the room the women come and go Talking of Michelangelo.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, 1917

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot

Who is the third who walks always beside you?

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Waste Land, 1922, What the Thunder Said

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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)

Source: The Hollow Men, 1925

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