T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot

British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic

Lived from: 1888-1965

Category: Media | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: T. S. Eliot

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    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.
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    A tradition without intelligence is not worth having.
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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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    And what the dead had no speech for, when living, they can tell you, being dead: the communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.
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    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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    Art never improves, but the material of art is never quite the same.
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    Birth, copulation and death. That's all the facts when you come to the brass tacks.
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    Culture is the only thing that we cannot deliberately aim at.
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    Each venture is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate with shabby equipment always deteriorating in the general mess of imprecision of feeling.
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    Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened Into the rose-garden. My words echo Thus, in your mind.
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    For every life and every act consequence of good and evil can be shown and as in time results of many deeds are blended so good and evil in the end become confounded.
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    For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.
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    Friendship should be more than biting time can sever.
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    Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.

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