T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

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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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on relatives and success

Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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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 on kindness and reality

Human kind Cannot bear very much reality.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Burnt Norton

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