T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on simplicity

Quick now, here now, always- A condition of complete simplicity (costing not less than everything) And all shall be well All manner of things shall be well When the tongues of flame are in-folded Into the crowned knot of fire And the fire and rose are one.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: last lines of poem, "Little Gidding"

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on simplicity

Simple and faithless as a smile and shake of the hand.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: La Figlia Che Piange, 1917

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on daughters, time, and water

But at my back from time to time I hear The sound of horns and motors, which shall bring Sweeney to Mrs. Porter in the spring. O the moon shone bright on Mrs. Porter And on her daughter They wash their feet in soda water.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Waste Land, 1922, The Fire Sermon

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on life

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I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.

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 despair, insanity, and world

Where does one go from a world of insanity? Somewhere on the other side of despair.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot

Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach? I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each. I do not think that they will sing to me.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, 1917

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot

I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each; I do not think they will sing to me.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on crisis, force, and strength

Should I, after tea and cakes and ices Have the strength to force the moment to its crisis?

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 greatness

I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker,

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 music

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Music heard so deeply that it is not heard at all, but you are the music while the music lasts.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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