T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

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 decisions and time

In a minute there is time for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on awareness and soul

I am aware of the damp souls of housemaids Sprouting despondently at area gates.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Morning at the Window, 1917

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on universe

Do I dare Disturb the universe?

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on time and wonder

And indeed there will be time To wonder, "Do I dare?" and, "Do I dare?" Time to turn back and descend the stair, With a bald spot in the middle of my hair.

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 thinking

Dayodhuam: I have heard the key Turn in the door once and turn once only We think of the key, each in his prison Thinking of the key, each confirms a prison.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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

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