"Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know."
"It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree."T. S. Eliot on John F. Kennedy
"God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars."T. S. Eliot on Elbert Hubbard
"A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success."T. S. Eliot on Robert Orben
"Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated."T. S. Eliot on Erma Bombeck
"You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world."T. S. Eliot on Tom Brokaw
"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."