T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

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)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on hell

in

The definition of hell is a place where nothing connects with nothing.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on church, day, god, and sleep

The hippopotamus's day Is passed in sleep; at night he hunts; God works in a mysterious way- The Church can sleep and feed at once.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Hippopotamus, 1920

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on colors, death, direction, force, losing, men, soul, and violence

Shape without form, shade without color, Paralyzed force, gesture without motion; Those who have crossed With direct eyes, to death's other Kingdom Remember us-if at all-not as lost Violent souls, but only As the hollow men The stuffed men.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Hollow Men, 1925

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on heaven and honor

I shall not want Honor in Heaven For I shall meet Sir Philip Sidney And have talk with Coriolanus And other heroes of that kidney.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: A Cooking Egg, 1920

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on time

in

Hurry up, please, its time.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot

I grow old . . . I grow old . . . I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on ideas and reality

Between the idea And the reality Between the motion And the act Falls the Shadow.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: the hollow men, 1925

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on garden and memory

Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened Into the rose garden.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Four Quartets

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on deception, forgiveness, guidance, history, and knowledge

After such knowledge, what forgiveness? Think now History has many cunning passages, contrived corridors And issues, deceives with whispering ambitions Guides us by vanities.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Gerontion, 1920

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content