Saturday, 25 August 2012

Time For T. S. Eliot Quotes

"I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope, For hope would be hope for the wrong thing." T. S. Eliot

"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from." T. S. Eliot

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." T. S. Eliot

"I will show you fear in a handful of dust." T. S. Eliot

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons." T. S. Eliot

"The tiger springs in the new year. Us he devours." T. S. Eliot

"Home is where one starts from." T. S. Eliot

"The Nobel is a ticket to one's own funeral. No one has ever done anything after he got it." T. S. Eliot

"It's not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them." T. S. Eliot

"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

T. S. Eliot Quotes
T. S. Eliot, 1934

Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) was a publisher, playwright, literary and social critic and "arguably the most important English-language poet of the 20th century." Although he was born an American, he moved to the United Kingdom in 1914 (at age 25) and was naturalised as a British subject in 1927 at age 39.

The poem that made his name, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock—started in 1910 and published in Chicago in 1915—is seen as a masterpiece of the Modernist movement, and was followed by some of the best-known poems in the English language, including Gerontion (1920), The Waste Land (1922), The Hollow Men (1925), Ash Wednesday (1930), and Four Quartets (1945). He is also known for his seven plays, particularly Murder in the Cathedral (1935). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948.
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"Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought." T. S. Eliot

"It is only in the world of objects that we have time and space and selves." T. S. Eliot

"Humankind cannot bear very much reality." T. S. Eliot

"April is the cruellest month." T. S. Eliot

"This love is silent." T. S. Eliot

"Art never improves, but... the material of art is never quite the same." T. S. Eliot

"Where there is no temple there shall be no homes." T. S. Eliot

"The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible." T. S. Eliot

"Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly." T. S. Eliot

"So the lover must struggle for words." T. S. Eliot

"The bad poet is usually unconscious where he ought to be conscious, and conscious where he ought to be unconscious." T. S. Eliot

"Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood." T. S. Eliot

"If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?" T. S. Eliot

"Business today consists in persuading crowds." T. S. Eliot

"You are the music while the music lasts." T. S. Eliot

"This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but a whimper." T. S. Eliot

"Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know." T. S. Eliot

"Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature." T. S. Eliot

"I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different." T. S. Eliot

"In my beginning is my end." T. S. Eliot

"The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living." T. S. Eliot

"People to whom nothing has ever happened cannot understand the unimportance of events." T. S. Eliot

"There is no absolute point of view from which real and ideal can be finally separated and labelled." T. S. Eliot

"Where is all the knowledge we lost with information?" T. S. Eliot

"There is not a more repulsive spectacle than on old man who will not forsake the world, which has already forsaken him." T. S. Eliot

"Let's not be narrow, nasty, and negative." T. S. Eliot

"So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing." T. S. Eliot

"The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first." T. S. Eliot

"The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality." T. S. Eliot

"Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity." T. S. Eliot

"The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason." T. S. Eliot

"Playwriting gets into your blood and you can't stop it. At least not until the producers or the public tell you to." T. S. Eliot

"There is no method but to be very intelligent." T. S. Eliot

"Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers." T. S. Eliot

"Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal." T. S. Eliot

"I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics." T. S. Eliot

"My greatest trouble is getting the curtain up and down." T. S. Eliot

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