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T.S. Eliot Quotes


62 T.S. Eliot quotes:



"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
"April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Desire Quotes Spring Quotes
"If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby "it."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Desire 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
"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
"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
"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
"Human kind cannot bear much reality."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Humanity 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
"Where is wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?"
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Information 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."
"Think not forever of yourselves, O Chiefs, nor of your own generation. Think of continuing generations of our families, think of our grandchildren and of those yet unborn, whose faces are coming from beneath the ground."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Peace Quotes
"You are the music while the music lasts."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Music 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
"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
"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."
"There is one order of beauty which seems made to turn heads. It is a beauty like that of kittens, or very small downy ducks making gentle rippling noises with their soft bills, or babies just beginning to toddle."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes



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