T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

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 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

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on time

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Hurry up, please, its time.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on death and profit

Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep sea swell And the profit and loss.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: The Waste Land, 1922, Death by Water

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot

These fragments I have shored against my ruins.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on bliss and promises

Uncorseted, her friendly bust Gives promise of pneumatic bliss.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Whispers of Immortality, 1920

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