T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

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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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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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 belief, emotion, meaning, practicality, and tranquility

We must believe that "emotion recollected in tranquillity" is an inexact formula. For it is neither emotion, nor recollection, nor without distortion of meaning, tranquillity. It is a concentration, and a new thing resulting from the concentration of a very great number of experiences which to the practical and active person would not seem to be experiences at all; it is a concentration which does not happen consciously or of deliberation. These experiences are not "recollected" and they finally unite in an atmosphere which is "tranquil" only in that it is a passive attending upon the event.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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