T. S. Eliot Quotes

Who was T. S. Eliot?

British essayist, playwright and critic who moved to the United States.

Born September 26, 1888
Died January 4, 1965
Aged 76 years old

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Best 16 Quotes by T. S. Eliot

“Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.”

“Books. Cats. Life is good.”

“I learn a great deal by merely observing you, and letting you talk as long as you please, and taking note of what you do not say.”

“If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?”

“If you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, then you must accept the terms it offers you.”

“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.”

“Most of the evil in this world is done by people with good intentions.”

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

“Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.”

“Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.”

“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.”

“The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink.”

“The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.”

“We do not pass through the same door twice. Or return to the door through which we did not pass.”

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“We don't actually fear death, we fear that no one will notice our absence, that we will disappear without a trace.”

“We know too much and are convinced of too little.”

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