T.S. Eliot Quotes

62 T.S. Eliot quotes:

"If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?"
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it."
"I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates."
"So far as we are human, what we do must be either evil or good: so far as we do evil or good, we are human: and it is better, in a paradoxical way, to do evil than to do nothing: at least we exist."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Evil Quotes
"Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter."
"In the room the women come and go talking of Michelangelo."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Culture Quotes
"We might remind ourselves that criticism is as inevitable as breathing, and that we should be none the worse for articulating what passes in our minds when we read a book and feel an emotion about it, for criticizing our own minds in their work of criticism."
"When one wanted one's interests looking after whatever the cost, it was not so well for a lawyer to be over honest, else he might not be up to other people's tricks."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Law And Lawyers Quotes Cost Quotes
"Our emotions are only ''incidents in the effort to keep day and night together."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes
"Radio is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome"
"What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?"
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: British Author Quotes Distrust Quotes
"Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world."
"I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best."
"The only failure a man ought to fear is failure in cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best."
"What do we live for; if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?"
"I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved."
"Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through."
"There's no vocabulary For love within a family, love that's lived in But not looked at, love within the light of which All else is seen, the love within which All other love finds speech. This love is silent."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Family Quotes
"I will show you fear in a handful of dust."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Fear Quotes

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