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Quotations by author » T.S. Eliot
American born English Editor, Playwright, Poet and Critic, 1888-1965
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A cold coming we had of it, / Just the worst time of the year / For a journey.
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A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
AffectionJokes
A good half of the effort of understanding what the Indian philosophers were after - and their subtleties make most of the great European philosophers look like schoolboys.
Philosophy
A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can't be much good.
Play
A tradition without intelligence is not worth having.
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A woman drew her long black hair out tight / And fiddled whisper music on those strings / And bats with baby faces in the violet light / Whistled.
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After such knowledge, what forgiveness? Think now / History has many cunning passages, contrived corridors / And issues.
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After the erection of the Chinese Wall of Milton, blank verse has suffered not only arrest but retrogression.
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All cases are unique and very similar to others.
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An editor should tell the author his writing is better than it is. Not a lot better, a little better.
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An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
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And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker, / And in short, I was afraid.
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And I will show you something different from either your shadow at morning striding behind you or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
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And indeed there will be time/ To wonder, "Do I dare?" and, "Do I dare?"/ Time to turn back and descend the stair,/ With a bald spot in the middle of my hair. . ./ Do I dare/ Disturb the universe?
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And know the place for the first time.
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And to make an end is to make a beginning.
Life
And we must think no further of you.
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Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity
Anxiety
Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year, must alter; he must seek new literary influences; he will have different emotions to express.
Poets
April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.
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