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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.
We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion.

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?
In a minute there is time for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.
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.
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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