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T.S. Eliot

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Definition U.S. born British poet and playwright remembered for such poems as The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1888-1965)
  • T.S. Eliot was twenty-five when he moved from the United States to England.
  • And for a long time I thought it was when you quoted T. S. Eliot.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • As T. S. Eliot has said: "The last temptation is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason."
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • But Lena's voice was pounding in my head. this is the way the world ends not with a bang but a whimper Lena reciting T. S. Eliot was not a good sign.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • "Hints and guesses," as T. S. Eliot would say.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • The other books were by T. S. Eliot and Steinbeck.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • My English lit teacher, Mr. Lensing, was standing over me, a well-worn copy of T. S. Eliot's collected poems in his hand.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • Henry, Dreiser, H. G. Wells, Gogol, T. S. Eliot, Gide, Baudelaire, Edgar Lee Masters, Stendhal, Turgenev, Huneker, Nietzsche, and scores of others?
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • [Enter SECOND TEMPTER] 888 T. S. ELIOT Second Tempter.
    T.S. Eliot  --  Murder in the Cathedral
  • T. S. Eliot said that when a new work is created, it is set among the monuments, adding to and altering the order.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Piedmont learned that he had not sent me to Yamacraw to preside over an intellectual wasteland with all due acknowledgments to T. S. Eliot.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • T. S. Eliot once wrote, "I said to my soul be still, and wait without hope; for hope would be hope for the wrong thing."
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • T.S. Eliot: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.
    T.S. Eliot  --  The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
  • Simply opening a text to T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land and seeing the word "April" did the trick, because that was the month in which Rwanda's genocide had begun.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Emmart had had a distinguished career at the Sun and was now a highly esteemed editorial writer and a close student of T. S. Eliot, on whose poetry he had spoken in our writing course.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • The Waste Land — T.S. Eliot I. The Burial of the Dead April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain.
    T.S. Eliot  --  The Waste Land
  • I. ONE AND THE SAME civilization produces simultaneously two such different things s a poem by T. S. Eliot and a Tin Pan Alley song, or a painting by Braque and a Saturday Evening Post cover.
    Clement Greenberg  --  Avant-garde and Kitsch
  • There seem to be large gaps in my memory, and I know the gaps are there thanks to this incredible mind machine we have that filters pain, protects us, that knows, as T. S. Eliot knew: "Human kind cannot bear very much reality."
    Kaye Gibbons  --  My Mother, Literature, and a Life Split Neatly into Two Halves
  • In 1921 the distinguished literary magazine The Dial awarded him its first annual literary prize of $2,000, the significance of which is perhaps best understood if one also knows that the second recipient was T. S. Eliot.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • T. S. Eliot said something to the same effect in accounting for the shortcomings of English Romantic poetry.
    Clement Greenberg  --  Avant-garde and Kitsch

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