"We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."T. S. Eliot on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."T. S. Eliot on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."T. S. Eliot on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."T. S. Eliot on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."T. S. Eliot on Albert Camus
"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."