T. S. Eliot
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T. S. Eliot
I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and…
I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics.
Art never improves, but… the material of art is never quite the same.
The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.
Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly.
It is only in the world of objects that we have time and space and selves.
The tiger springs in the new year. Us he devours.
Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature.
We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion.
The Nobel is a ticket to one’s own funeral. No one has ever done anything after he got it.
Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
The bad poet is usually unconscious where he ought to be conscious, and conscious where he ought to be unconscious.
So the lover must struggle for words.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought.
The business of the poet is not to find new emotions, but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry, to…
Playwriting gets into your blood and you can’t stop it. At least not until the producers or the public tell you to.
Where there is no temple there shall be no homes.
The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible.
The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.
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…
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