T. S. Eliot: Quotations

T S Eliot

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

“Our emotions
Are only “incidents”
In the effort to keep day and night together.”

A Note on War Poetry, st. 3-4

“The heavy burden of the growing soul
Perplexes and offends more, day by day;
Week by week, offends and perplexes more
With the imperatives of “is and seems”
And may and may not, desire and control.”


“The dreamcrossed twilight between birth and dying.”


“Consequently I rejoice, having to construct something
Upon which to rejoice.”


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