T. S. Eliot

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.

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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.

T. S. Eliot

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

T. S. Eliot

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

T. S. Eliot

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Where is all the knowledge we lost with information?

T. S. Eliot

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

T. S. Eliot

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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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T. S. Eliot — quotes and aphorisms

Where there is no temple there shall be no homes.

T. S. Eliot

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Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.

T. S. Eliot

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Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.

T. S. Eliot

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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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Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.

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