T.s. Eliot Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old t.s. eliot quotes, t.s. eliot sayings, and t.s. eliot proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.      

T.S. Eliot

Humility is the most difficult of all virtues to achieve; nothing dies harder than the desire to think well of self.      

T.S. Eliot

For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.     

T.S. Eliot

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.     

T.S. Eliot

For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.     

T.S. Eliot

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.     

T.S. Eliot

I said to my soul, be still, and wait...So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.     

T.S. Eliot

For last year's words belong to last year's language, and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning     

T.S. Eliot

For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice.     

T.S. Eliot

Our emotions are only incidents in the effort to keep day and night together.     

T.S. Eliot

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.     

T.S. Eliot

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.     

T.S. Eliot

Every moment is a fresh beginning.     

T.S. Eliot

Every moment is a fresh beginning.     

T.S. Eliot

For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.     

T.S. Eliot

For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.     

T.S. Eliot

The dripping blood our only drink,The bloody flesh our only food:In spite of which we like to thinkThat we are sound, substantial flesh and blood -Again, in spite of that, we call this Friday good.     

T.S. Eliot

The True Church can never fail. For it is based upon a rock.     

T.S. Eliot

The Church must be forever building, for it is forever decaying within and attacked from without.     

T.S. Eliot

For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.     

T.S. Eliot

April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.     

T.S. Eliot

In a world of fugitives, the person taking the opposite direction will appear to run away.     

T.S. Eliot

The journey not the arrival matters.     

T.S. Eliot

The journey, not the arrival matters.     

T.S. Eliot

Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.     

T.S. Eliot

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.     

T.S. Eliot

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.     

T.S. Eliot

Radio is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.     

T.S. Eliot

Every moment is a fresh beginning.     

T.S. Eliot

Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.     

T.S. Eliot