T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

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

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 possibility and risk

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Pearls of Wisdom

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