Quotes by: T. S. Eliot

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T. S. Eliot
Eliot in 1934
Born Thomas Stearns Eliot
(1888-09-26)26 September 1888
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died 4 January 1965(1965-01-04) (aged 76)
Kensington, London, England
Occupation Poet, dramatist, literary critic, editor
Citizenship American by birth; British from 1927
Education AB in philosophy (Harvard, 1909)
PhD (cand) in philosophy (Harvard, 1915–16)[1]
Period 1905–1965
Literary movement Modernism
Notable works The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915), The Waste Land (1922), Four Quartets (1943)
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Literature (1948), Order of Merit (1948)
Spouse Vivienne Haigh-Wood
(m. 1915; sep. 1932)

Esmé Valerie Fletcher
(m. 1957–65)

We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion.
T. S. Eliot
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.'
T. S. Eliot
Our difficulties of the moment must always be dealt with somehow, but our permanent difficulties are difficulties of every moment.
T. S. Eliot
Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year, must alter; he must seek new literary influences; he will have different emotions to express.
T. S. Eliot
The soul is so far from being a monad that we have not only to interpret other souls to ourself but to interpret ourself to ourself.
T. S. Eliot
The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.
T. S. Eliot
The Nobel is a ticket to one's own funeral. No one has ever done anything after he got it.
T. S. Eliot
O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart: for the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.
T. S. Eliot
Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know.
T. S. Eliot
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.
T. S. Eliot
Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
T. S. Eliot
There is no absolute point of view from which real and ideal can be finally separated and labelled.
T. S. Eliot
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.
T. S. Eliot
A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can't be much good.
T. S. Eliot
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