"Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."T. S. Eliot on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."T. S. Eliot on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."T. S. Eliot on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."T. S. Eliot on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."T. S. Eliot on C. S. Lewis
"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."