Quotes and Quotations

Memorable Quotes and quotations from T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot British (US-born) critic, dramatist & poet (1888 - 1965)


T. S. Eliot -
- In a minute there is time for decision and revisions that a minute will reverse.

T. S. Eliot - Little Gidding, from Four Quartets
- 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.

T. S. Eliot -
- Humankind cannot stand very much reality.

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

T. S. Eliot - The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, line 105
- It is impossible to say just what I mean!

T. S. Eliot - The Rock
- Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

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

T. S. Eliot - Quoted in the May, 24 edition of "The Montreal Gazette"
- An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

T. S. Eliot -
- We shall not cease from our exploration
And at the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time

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

T. S. Eliot -
- Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.

T. S. Eliot -
- We shall never 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.

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

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

T. S. Eliot -
- I take as metaphysical poetry that in which what is ordinarily apprehensible only by thought is brought within the grasp of feeling, or that in which what is ordinarily only felt is transformed into thought without ceasing to be feeling.

T. S. Eliot -
- Humor is also a way of saying something serious.

T. S. Eliot - Little Gidding
- 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.

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

T. S. Eliot -
- Human kind cannot bear much reality.