T. S. Eliot
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
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We shall never 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.
The more perfect the artist, the more completely separate in him will be the man who suffers and the mind which creates.
What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.
Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.
The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.
Immature poets imitate mature poets steal.
I take as metaphysical poetry that in which what is ordinarily apprehensible only by thought is brought within the grasp of feeling, or that in which what is ordinarily only felt is transformed into thought without ceasing to be feeling.
Humor is also a way of saying something serious.
We shall not cease from our exploration And at the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.
So far as we are human, what we do must be either evil or good so far as we do evil or good, we are human and it is better, in a paradoxical way, to do evil than to do nothing at least we exist.
Half the battle is selling music, not singing it. It's the image, not what you sing.
Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Close elections tend to break toward the challenger because undecided voters - having held out so long against the incumbent - are by nature looking for change.
Leave the world green of trees and crystal clear waters for the children. An acre of tree is worth a million fold than a a ship loaded with the most precious gems.
I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.
Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt.
My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.
It is the most sensual men who need to flee women and torment their bodies.