Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Guest Poet: T.S. Eliot

I do Eliot no favors, using so many of his quotes in one place, expecting you, Dear Reader, to savor and digest such profound thought in vast quantity. For that I am deeply sorry. Just do your best, and let your eye fall on what attracts you. There, you may find your bliss. ~~GH

       Only those who will risk going too far 
can possibly find out how far one can go.

Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
                            ~~T.S. Eliot                              

“We die to each other daily. What we know of other people is only our memory of the moments during which we knew them. And they have changed since then. To pretend that they and we are the same is a useful and convenient social convention which must sometimes be broken. We must also remember that at every meeting we are meeting a stranger.” 
                                                                  ~~ T.S. EliotThe Cocktail Party

[I have such a very real sense of this "death" of which Eliot speaks.~GH]

“I will show you fear in a handful of dust.” 

~~ T.S. Eliot

“What is hell? Hell is oneself. 
Hell is alone, the other figures in it 
Merely projections. There is nothing to escape from 
And nothing to escape to. One is always alone.” 
                         ~T.S. Eliot

“Humankind cannot bear very much reality.” 

                         ~~T.S. EliotFour Quartets

“I can connect

Nothing with nothing” 

              ~~T.S. Eliot

“I learn a great deal by merely observing you, and letting you talk as long as you please, and taking note of what you do not say.” ~~T.S. Eliot

“Humor is also a way of saying something serious.” 
~~ T.S. Eliot

“Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?” 

― T.S. EliotThe Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and Other Poems
[Ginger's note: Always. Always dare to eat a peach. Or perhaps a nectarine. Some people have an aversion to furry fruit.]

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