T.S. Eliot Quotes

62 T.S. Eliot quotes:

"Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Integrity Quotes
"A tradition without intelligence is not worth having."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Intelligence And Intellectuals Quotes Tradition Quotes
"Most of us who turn to any subject we love remember some morning or evening hour when we got on a high stool to reach down an untried volume, or sat with parted lips listening to a new talker, or for very lack of books began to listen to the voices within, as the first traceable beginning of our love."
"Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Feelings Quotes
"Humankind cannot bear very much reality."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Reality Quotes
"Footfalls echo in the memory down the passage which we did not take towards the door we never opened into the rose-garden."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Regret Quotes
"You are the music while the music lasts."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Risk Quotes
"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
"When a poet's mind is perfectly equipped for its work, it is constantly amalgamating disparate experiences."
"There are men whose presence infuses trust and reverence."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Men 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
"I take as metaphysical poetry that in which what is ordinarily apprehensible only by thought is brought within the grasp of feeling, or that in which what is ordinarily only felt is transformed into thought without ceasing to be feeling."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"Each venture is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate with shabby equipment always deteriorating in the general mess of imprecision of feeling."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"It seems just possible that a poem might happen to a very young man: but a poem is not poetry --That is a life."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"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
"For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Words Quotes
"Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers."
"The young feel tired at the end of an action, the old at the beginning."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Youth Quotes

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