"Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree."
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."T. S. Eliot on Calvin Coolidge
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."T. S. Eliot on Roy L. Smith
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."T. S. Eliot on George Carlin
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."T. S. Eliot on Dr. Seuss
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."T. S. Eliot on Benjamin Franklin
"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."