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Quotes by T. S. Eliot


It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.

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You are the music while the music lasts.

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I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.

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I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different.

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It's not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them.

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It is only in the world of objects that we have time and space and selves.

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A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily diminished by our knowledge of its causes, its character, its importance or insignificance.

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So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

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

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This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but a whimper.

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April is the cruellest month.

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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.

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I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope, For hope would be hope for the wrong thing.

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Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them.

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What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.

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It's strange that words are so inadequate. Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath, so the lover must struggle for words.

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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.

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O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart: for the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.

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Let's not be narrow, nasty, and negative.

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Where is the Life we have lost in living

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And they write innumerable books; being too vain and distracted for silence: seeking every one after his own elevation, and dodging his emptiness.

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This love is silent.

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

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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.

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