T. S. Eliot Top 10 Quotes


What life have you, if you have not life together?

T. S. Eliot (The Rock, 1934)


Weave the wind.

T. S. Eliot (Gerontion, 1920)


It will do you no harm to find yourself ridiculous. 
Resign yourself to be the fool you are... 

T. S. Eliot (The Cocktail Party, 1949)


Every moment is a fresh beginning.

T. S. Eliot (The Cocktail Party, 1949)


Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; whatever you want, be sure that is what you want; whatever you feel, be sure that is what you feel.

T. S. Eliot


We must always take risks. That is our destiny...

T. S. Eliot (The Cocktail Party, 1949)


The soul of Man must quicken to creation.

T. S. Eliot (The Rock, 1934)


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 (Four Quartets - Little Gidding, 1939)


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

T. S. Eliot (Transit of Venus)


No peevish winter wind shall chill
No sullen tropic sun shall wither
The roses in the rose-garden which is ours and ours only.

T. S. Eliot (A Dedication to My Wife)

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T. S. Eliot Biography

Born: September 26, 1888
Died: January 4, 1965

Thomas Stearns Eliot was a US-born British literary critic, playwright, dramatist and poet. He was a succesful English-langauge poet during his time and is still to this day widely popular.

Notable Works

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915)
Prufrock and Other Observations
Tradition and the Individual Talent (1920)
The Waste Land (1922)
The Hollow Men
Ash Wednesday
Selected Essays, 1917 - 1932
The Rock
Murder in the Cathedral (1935)
The Family Reunion (1939)
Four Quartets (1939)
The Cocktail Party (1949)
The Frontiers of Criticism (1956)

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