"I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."T. S. Eliot on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."T. S. Eliot on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."T. S. Eliot on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."T. S. Eliot on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."T. S. Eliot on Joseph Stalin
"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."
"Art never improves, but... the material of art is never quite the same."
"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."