Thomas Stearns Eliot is perhaps one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century. He was a British poet but was born in America to one of the country’s most wealthy and influential families. He was a poet, literary critic, editor, publisher, playwright, and essayist.
He moved to England when he was 25 and subsequently married and settled there till his death, thus renouncing his American citizenship. His poetry style was considered a breakthrough and revolutionary at that time. He was one of the most famous in his life, but the number of his published works were often less and far in between.
This fueled his popularity even more because they were often hyped about. Some of his best-known poems in English literature are- “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock in 1915, The Waste Land in 1922, The Hollow Men in 1925, Ash Wednesday in 1930, and Four Quartets in 1943.
9+ T.S. Eliot Quotes which Inspire us.
“The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason”-TS Eliot
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.-TS Eliot
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The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.-TS Eliot
It’s strange that words are so inadequate. Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath, so the lover must struggle for words.-TS Eliot
The Nobel is a ticket to one’s own funeral. No one has ever done anything after he got it.-TS Eliot
There is one who remembers the way to your door: Life you may evade, but Death you shall not.-TS Eliot
There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.-TS Eliot
We read many books, because we cannot know enough people.-TS Eliot
There is no absolute point of view from which real and ideal can be finally separated and labelled.-TS Eliot
The bad poet is usually unconscious where he ought to be conscious, and conscious where he ought to be unconscious.-TS Eliot
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