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
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Source: Journey of the Magi
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
Source: The Rock
Each venture Is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate With shabby equipment always deteriorating In the general mess of imprecision of feeling.
Source: East Coker
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.
Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future, And time future contained in time past.
Source: Burnt Norton
There will be time to murder and create.
Source: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, 1917
It is impossible to design a system so perfect that no one needs to be good.
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.
Twelve o'clock. Along the reaches of the street Held in a lunar synthesis.
Source: Rhapsody on a Windy Night. 1917
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