T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

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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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on acceptance, life, and strength

If you haven't the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on death, losing, and men

I think we are in rats' alley Where the dead men lost their bones.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Waste Land, 1922, The Game of Chess

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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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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot

Reorganized upon the floor She yawns and draws a stocking up.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Sweeney Among the Nightingales, 1920

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on deed, reason, and temptation

The last temptation is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Murder in the Cathedral

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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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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on boldness

Paint me the bold anfractuous rocks Faced by the snarled and yelping seas.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Sweeney Erect, 1920

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on cricket, death, fear, and water

You know only A heap of broken images, where the sun beats, And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief And the dry stone no sound of water. Only There is shadow under this red rock, (Come in under the shadow of this red rock) And I will show you something different from either Your shadow at morning striding behind you Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; I will show you fear in a handful of dust.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Waste Land, 1922, The Burial of the Dead

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on intelligence

O O O O that Shakespeherian Rag- It's so elegant So intelligent.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Waste Land, 1922, The Game of Chess

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