T. S. Eliot Quotes

Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888 – 1965), best known as T. S. Eliot, was one of the twentieth century’s major poets. He was also an essayist, publisher, playwright, and literary and social critic. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, in the United States, he moved to England in 1914 at the age of 25, settling, working, and marrying there. Eliot wrote some of the most widely recognized poems in the English language, including The Waste Land, The Hollow Men, Ash Wednesday, and Four Quartets. He was also known for his seven plays, particularly Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948.

One Journey Quotations

Quotes by T. S. Eliot…

At the still point of the turning world, neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance, and there is only the dance.

T. S. Eliot (1888 – 1965)