T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

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 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 borrowing, maturity, and poets

Immature poets borrow, mature poets steal.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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