TS Eliot Quotes Exploration, T.S. Eliot Quotes

Thomas Stearns Eliot (TS Eliot)  (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965) was an American-born British poet, essayist, publisher, playwright, literary critic and editor. Here you find best collection of ts eliot's quotes.


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Only those 
who will risk going too far
can possibly find out
how far one can go


This is one moment
but how that another shall
pierce you with a sudden painful joy..!!


I can only much say, there we have been;
But I cannot say where.


A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing Not Less Than everything)
and all shall be well and all manner
of thing shall be well.


Go, go, go, said the bird; month
Human kind cannot bear very
Much reality.

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You are the music while the music lasts.


For I have known them all already,
Known them all - have known the evening,
Morning, Afternoon,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.


April is the cruellest month,
breeding lilacs out of the dead land,
mixing memory and desire,
stirring dull roots with spring rain.


It is only in the world of object
that we have time & space and selves.


Footfalls echo in the memory,
Down the passage which 
we did not take,
Towards the door we never opened
Into the rose - garden.





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Our lives are mostly a constant
Evasion of ourselves.

I was neither living nor dead,
and I knew nothing.


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.


Every Moments is a Fresh Beginning. - T.S. Eliot


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And I will show you something different from 
Either your shadow at morning striding behind
you or your shadow at evening rising to meet your
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.


To do the useful thing.
To say the courageous thing.
To contemplate the beautiful thing:
That is enough for one man's life.


For he is not the cat that he was in his prime;
Though his name was quite famous,
he says, in his time.


And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive at where
We started and know the place for the first time.





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Where is the wisdom
We have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge
We have lost in information?


The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence 
That we may yet have hope for the future of man.


What might have been and what has been
point to one end, which is always present
Footballs echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened.


Most of the evil in this world is done by
People with good intentions.


The last temptation is the greatest treason :
To do the right deed for the wrong reason.

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To do the useful thing,
To say the courageous thing,
To contemplate the beautiful thing,
That is enough for one man's life.


Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal;
Bad poets deface what they take, 
And good poets make it into something better,
or at least something different.
The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling
Which is unique, utterly different from that from which it was torn.



Point to one end, which is always present.
Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened.


We shall not cease from exploration,
and the end of all our exploring will be to
arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.


The purpose of literature is to turn blood into link - t.s. eliot





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Do I dare disturb the universe?
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions
Which a minute will reverse


Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people
Who want to feel important.
They don't mean to do harm.
But the harm does not interest them.


Sometimes things become possible
If we want them bad enough.


A simple lesson from leaves -
change I'm Sorry You didn't.


Let us go then, you and I,
when the evening is spread
out against the sky
Like a patient etherised upon a table;

 

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For last year's words being to last year's language.
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.


Genuine poetry can communicate
before it is understood.


But what have I, but what have I, my Friend,
To give you, what can you receive from me?
Only the friendship and the sympathy of one
about to reach her journey's end.


So the darkness shall be the light,
And the stillness the dancing.


For last year's words belong to
last year's language.
And next year's words await another await.


You were wrong.
This is how the worlds ends.
With a million whimpers,
And a thousand angry bangs.