T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on laughter

He laughed like an irresponsible foetus.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Mr. Apollinox, 1917

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on laughter

His laughter tinkled among the teacups.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Mr. Apollinox, 1917

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on learning and men

We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Learning together.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: the hollow men, 1925

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on patience

Let us go then, you and I When the evening is spread out against the sky Like a patient etherized upon a table.

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 courage and life

To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on goodbye and time

Turning Wearily, as one would turn to nod goodbye to Rochefoucauld, If the street were time and he as the end of the street.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Boston Evening Transcript

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on information, knowledge, life, losing, and wisdom

Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Rock

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on approval, attitude, authors, behavior, and certainty

When we read of human beings behaving in certain ways, with the approval of the author, who gives his benediction to this behavior by his attitude towards the result of the behavior arranged by himself, we can be influenced towards behaving in the same way.

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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