T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

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 music

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You are the music while the music lasts.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on heart and sacred

The nightingales are singing near The Convent of the Sacred Heart, And sang within the bloody wood When Agamemnon cried aloud, And let their liquid siftings fall To stain the stiff dishonored shroud.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Sweeney Among the Nightingales, 1920

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on water

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Here is no water but only rock.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Waste Land, 1922, What the Thunder Said

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot

This oval O cropped out with teeth.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Sweeney Erect, 1920

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot

Over buttered scones and crumpets Weeping, weeping multitudes Droop in a hundred A.B.C.'s.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: A Cooking Egg, 1920

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on communication, poetry, and understanding

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on communication, poetry, and understanding

Poetry can communicate before it is understood.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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