Posts Tagged ‘T.S. Eliot’

Quote of the day, Dec. 20

December 21, 2017

T.S. Eliot

“These fragments I have shored against my ruins.”

Quote of the day, May 14

May 14, 2016

T.S. Eliot, from The Dry Salvages

And under the oppression of the silent fog
The tolling bell
Measures time not our time, rung by the unhurried
Ground swell, a time
Older than the time of chronometers, older
Than time counted by anxious worried women
Lying awake, calculating the future,
Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,
Between midnight and dawn, when the past is all deception,
The future futureless, before the morning watch
When time stops and time is never ending;
And the ground swell, that is and was from the beginning,
Clangs
The bell.

Quote of the day, March 17

March 17, 2015

T.S. Eliot, from Dante

“Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.”

Quote of the day, May 28

May 28, 2013

T.S. Eliot, from the Four Quartets (1935)

“What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present. (more…)

Quote of the day, June 30

June 30, 2011

T.S. Eliot, on writing

“Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.”