Quotation Explorer - 'T.S. Eliot'

The journey not the arrival matters. - T.S. Eliot
We had the experience but missed the meaning. - T.S. Eliot
Not the intense momentIsolated, with no before and after,But a lifetime burning in every moment. - T.S. Eliot
So I find words I never thought to speakIn streets I never thought I should revisitWhen I left my body on a distant shore. - T.S. Eliot
We had the experience but missed the meaning. And approach to the meaning restores the experience in a different form. - T.S. Eliot
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. - T.S. Eliot
Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; whatever you want, be sure that is what you want; whatever you feel, be sure that is what you feel. - T.S. Eliot
The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink. - T.S. Eliot
There is one who remembers the way to your door: Life you may evade, but Death you shall not. - 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 emotion know what it means to want to escape from these. - T.S. Eliot
Most of the evil in this world is done by people with good intentions. - T.S. Eliot
LightLightThe visible reminder of Invisible Light. - T.S. Eliot
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. - T.S. Eliot
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough. - T.S. Eliot
A prose that is altogether alive demands something of the reader that the ordinary novel reader is not prepared to give. - T.S. Eliot
As she laughed I was aware of becoming involved in her laughter and being part of it, until her teeth were only accidental stars with a talent for squad-drill. - T.S. Eliot
Except for the point, the still point, There would be no dance, and there is only the dance - T.S. Eliot
Till Human voices wake us, and we drown. - T.S. Eliot
And right action is freedom from past and future also.For most of us, this is the aim never to be realized. Who are only undefeated because we have gone on trying. "The Dry Salvages - T.S. Eliot
A terrible beauty is born. - T.S. Eliot
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?Where is the knowledge we have lost in infomation? - T.S. Eliot
I don't know much about gods, but I think the river is a strong, brown god - T.S. Eliot
To country people Cows are mild,And flee from any stick they throw;But I’m a timid town bred child,And all the cattle seem to know. - T.S. Eliot
What is hell? Hell is oneself. Hell is alone, the other figures in it Merely projections. There is nothing to escape from And nothing to escape to. One is always alone. - T.S. Eliot
All our knowledge brings us nearer to our ignorance. - T.S. Eliot
The dream crossed twilight between birth and dying. - T.S. Eliot
This is the way the world endsNot with a bang but a whimper. - T.S. Eliot
The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man - T.S. Eliot
Humor is also a way of saying something serious. - T.S. Eliot
Those who glitter with the glory of the hummingbird meaning death - T.S. Eliot
The dripping blood our only drink,The bloody flesh our only food:In spite of which we like to thinkThat we are sound, substantial flesh and blood--Again, in spite of that, we call this Friday good. - T.S. Eliot
An editor should tell the author his writing is better than it is. Not a lot better, a little better. - T.S. Eliot
I read, much of the night, and go south in the winter. - T.S. Eliot
Time for you and time for me, And time yet for a hundred indecisions, And for a hundred visions and revisions, Before the taking of a toast and tea. - T.S. Eliot
If you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, then you must accept the terms it offers you. - T.S. Eliot
Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity - T.S. Eliot
To make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. - T.S. Eliot
If time and space, as sages say,Are things which cannot be,The sun which does not feel decayNo greater is than we.So why, Love, should we ever prayTo live a century?The butterfly that lives a dayHas lived eternity. - T.S. Eliot
Destiny waits in the hand of god, shaping the still unshapen.. - T.S. Eliot
Do I dare Disturb the universe? In a minute there is time For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse. - T.S. Eliot
We returned to our palaces, these Kingdoms, but no longer at ease here in the old dispensation, with an alien people clutching their gods. I should be glad of another death. - T.S. Eliot
There will be time, there will be timeTo prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet. - T.S. Eliot
Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers. - T.S. Eliot
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. - T.S. Eliot
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