T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

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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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 women

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When lovely woman stoops to folly and Paces about her room again, alone, She smooths her hair with automatic hand, And puts a record on the gramophone.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Waste Land, 1922, The Fire Sermon

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on people, trouble, and world

Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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