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T.S. Eliot Quotes

62 T.S. Eliot quotes:

"There are men whose presence infuses trust and reverence."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"When a poet's mind is perfectly equipped for its work, it is constantly amalgamating disparate experiences."
"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."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important."
"We must believe that ''emotion recollected in tranquillity'' is an inexact formula. For it is neither emotion, nor recollection, nor without distortion of meaning, tranquillity. It is a concentration, and a new thing resulting from the concentration of a very great number of experiences which to the practical and active person would not seem to be experiences at all; it is a concentration which does not happen consciously or of deliberation. These experiences are not ''recollected'' and they finally unite in an atmosphere which is ''tranquil'' only in that it is a passive attending upon the event."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Risk Quotes
"Humankind cannot bear very much reality."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Reality Quotes
"So the lover must struggle for words."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Struggle Quotes
"It is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Television Quotes
"The young feel tired at the end of an action, the old at the beginning."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Youth Quotes
"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."
"Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through."
"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Coffee Quotes Futility Quotes
"The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living."
"My own experience and development deepen everyday my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy."
"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."
"Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter."
"And what the dead had no speech for, when living, they can tell you, being dead: the communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Death Quotes
"For every life and every act consequence of good and evil can be shown and as in time results of many deeds are blended so good and evil in the end become confounded."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Consequences Quotes

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