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T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot

Full Name: Thomas Stearns Eliot

Born: September 26, 1888
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
Died: January 4, 1965

Occupation: Author, Playwright, and Poet
Profile: Awarded the 1948 Nobel Prize in Literature. One of the most respected and influential English-language literary figures of the 20th century. Best known for The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.

Number of Quotes: 5

April is the cruellest month.

Birth, and copulation, and death.
That's all the facts when you come to brass tacks:
Birth, and copulation, and death.
I've been born, and once is enough.

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.

If we all were judged according to the consequences
Of all our words and deeds, beyond the intention
And beyond our limited understanding
Of ourselves and others, we should all be condemned.

The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do more, and you are not yet decrepit enough to turn them down.

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