T.S. Eliot

About T.S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888–1965) was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets." Born in St. Louis, Missouri, in the United States, he moved to the United Kingdom in 1914 and was naturalized as a British subject in 1927. Eliot wrote some of the best-known poems in the English language, including The Waste Land (1922), "The Hollow Men" (1925), "Ash Wednesday" (1930), and Four Quartets (1943). He was also known for his seven plays, particularly Murder in the Cathedral (1935) and The Cocktail Party (1949). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry."

The Christian Thinker: T.S. Eliot

By |2017-07-14T16:29:10-05:00April 27th, 2011|Categories: Christianity, Quotation, T.S. Eliot|

The Christian thinker—and I mean the man who is trying consciously and conscientiously to explain to himself the sequence which culminates in faith, rather than the public apologist—proceeds by rejection and elimination. He finds the world to be so and so; he finds its character inexplicable by any non-–religious theory; among religions he finds Christianity, [...]

T.S. Eliot, If You Will Not Have God…

By |2017-07-10T15:21:04-05:00April 15th, 2011|Categories: Quotation, T.S. Eliot|

T.S. Eliot So long…as we consider finance, industry, trade, agriculture merely as competing interests to be reconciled from time to time as best they may, so long as we consider “education” as a good in itself of which everyone has a right to the utmost, without any ideal of the good life [...]

T.S. Eliot on Original Sin

By |2017-06-28T15:48:55-05:00April 1st, 2011|Categories: Quotation, T.S. Eliot|

With the disappearance of the idea of Original Sin, with the disappearance of the idea of intense moral struggle, the human beings presented to us both in poetry and prose fiction today, and more patently among serious writers than in the underworld of letters, tend to become less and less real… If you do [...]

T.S. Eliot on the Family

By |2017-06-27T11:32:23-05:00March 5th, 2011|Categories: Quotation, T.S. Eliot|

by T.S. Eliot “But by far the most important channel of transmission of culture remains the family: and when family life fails to play its part, we must expect our culture to deteriorate. But when I speak of family, I have in mind a bond which embraces a longer period of time than this [...]

T.S. Eliot on Beauty

By |2017-06-15T14:43:42-05:00August 2nd, 2010|Categories: Beauty, Culture, Quotation, T.S. Eliot|

T.S. Eliot by T.S. Eliot We mean all sort of things, I know, by Beauty. But the essential advantage for a poet is not to have a beautiful world with which to deal: it is to be able to see beneath both beauty and ugliness; to see the boredom, and the horror, [...]