"I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."T. S. Eliot on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."T. S. Eliot on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."T. S. Eliot on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."T. S. Eliot on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."T. S. Eliot on Helen Keller
"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."