Quotes by T. S. Eliot

Harvard University Thomas Stearns Eliot, OM, was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets". Born in St.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope, For hope would be hope for the wrong thing.

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...and i knew nothing,
looking into the heart of light, the silence.

T. S. Eliot in The Waste Land
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The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible.

Writing, PoemsT. S. Eliot
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Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.

Solitude & Being Alone, Media, TelevisionT. S. Eliot
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It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.

PassionT. S. Eliot
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What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.

Ending, BeginningT. S. Eliot
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Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.

Inspiration, CreativityT. S. Eliot
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Only those who will risk going too far, can possibly find out how far one can go.

RiskT. S. Eliot
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