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Thomas Stearns Eliot
"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. "
Top Thomas Stearns Eliot Quotes
"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. "
"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. "
"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. "
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things. "
"Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity. "
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