Love Quotes and Sayings

T S Eliot Love Quotes and Sayings

T S Eliot Love Quotes and Sayings

1. It’s strange that words are so inadequate. Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath, so the lover must struggle for words.

2. 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.

3. Of lovers whose bodies smell of each other who think the same thoughts without need of speech.

4. There’s no vocabulary for love within a family, love that’s lived in but not looked at, love within the light of which all else is seen, the love within which all other love finds speech. This love is silent.


Except from Wikipedia: Thomas Stearns Eliot, Order of Merit (26 September 1888–4 January 1965), was a poet, playwright, and literary critic. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Among his most famous writings are The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land, “The Hollow Men”, Ash Wednesday, Four Quartets, Murder in the Cathedral, The Cocktail Party and “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats”.

Sayings by T.S. Eliot

1. Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them.

2. I don’t believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.

3. It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.

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

5. A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can’t be much good.

6. Let’s not be narrow, nasty, and negative.

7. People to whom nothing has ever happened cannot understand the unimportance of events.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life.

12. Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.

13. Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; whatever you want, be sure that is what you want; whatever you feel, be sure that is what you feel.

14. Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it.

15. In order to arrive at what you are not, you must go through the way in which you are not.