T S Eliot Quotes (66 quotations)

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26. In my end is my beginning. - T S Eliot

27. It ends not with a bang, but a whimper. - T S Eliot

28. It 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

29. It is impossible to design a system so perfect that no one needs to be good. - T S Eliot

30. It is impossible to say just what I mean! - T S Eliot

31. It's strange that words are so inadequate. Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath, so the lover must struggle for words. - T S Eliot

32. Let's not be narrow, nasty, and negative. - T S Eliot

33. Man, if you gotta ask you'll never know. - T S Eliot

34. Most bosses know instinctively that their power depends more on employee's compliance than on threats or sanctions. - T S Eliot

35. My greatest trouble is getting the curtain up and down. - T S Eliot

36. Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go. - T S Eliot

37. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. - T S Eliot

38. Our difficulties of the moment must always be dealt with somehow, but our permanent difficulties are difficulties of every moment. - T S Eliot

39. Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature. - T S Eliot

40. People to whom nothing has ever happened cannot understand the unimportance of events. - T S Eliot

41. Playwriting gets into your blood and you can't stop it. At least not until the producers or the public tell you to. - T S Eliot

42. 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

43. 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

44. Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly. - T S Eliot

45. Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers. - T S Eliot

46. Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things. - T S Eliot

47. 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

48. The communication / Of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. - T S Eliot

49. The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason. - T S Eliot

50. The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first. - T S Eliot

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