"Art never improves, but... the material of art is never quite the same."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."T. S. Eliot on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."T. S. Eliot on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."T. S. Eliot on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."T. S. Eliot on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."T. S. Eliot on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"All significant truths are private truths. As they become public they cease to become truths they become facts, or at best, part of the public character or at worst, catchwords."
"Business today consists in persuading crowds."
"The business of the poet is not to find new emotions, but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry, to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all."
"The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living."