This month, we are celebrating Poetry at Literati Pulp. Here are the top 10 quotes from the T. S. Eliot, by popular vote*.
*Selected from GoodReads highest rated quotes.
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.”
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
“This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.”
“To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life.”
“We shall not 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.”
“Do I dare
Disturb the universe?
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.”
“Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.”
“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.”
“We die to each other daily. What we know of other people is only our memory of the moments during which we knew them. And they have changed since then. To pretend that they and we are the same is a useful and convenient social convention which must sometimes be broken. We must also remember that at every meeting we are meeting a stranger.”
“April is the cruelest month, breeding
lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
memory and desire, stirring
dull roots with spring rain.”