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T. S. Eliot
(1888-1965) born on
Sep 26
US-English poet, critic, playwright. He dwelled on the theme of emptiness of modern life, e.g., "The Cocktail Party," 1950.
         
   
F
We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion.

R
And indeed there will be time
To wonder, "Do I dare?" and, "Do I dare?"
Time to turn back and descend the stair,
With a bald spot in the middle of my hair. . .
Do I dare
Disturb the universe?
A
In a minute there is time for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.
N
We do not quite say that the new is more valuable because it fits in; but its fitting in is a test of its value -- a test, it is true, which can only be slowly and cautiously applied, for we are none of us infallible judges of conformity.
K
The one thing you can do is to do nothing. Wait . . . You will find that you survive humiliation and hat's an experience of incalculable value.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
A: "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."
N: "Tradition and the Individual Talent," sct. 1, in "Egoist," (London) Sep and Dec 1919.
K: From an Internet collection of quotations.
   


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