T. S. Eliot Quotes

The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.




T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965Poet and Playwright, Murder in the Cathedral, 1935

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T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot
  • Born: September 26, 1888
  • Died: January 4, 1965
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Poet

Thomas Stearns Eliot, OM, "one of the twentieth century's major poets" was also an essayist, publisher, playwright, and literary and social critic. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, in the United States, to a prominent Boston Brahmin family, he moved to England in 1914 at the age of 25, settling, working, and marrying there. He became a British subject in 1927 at the age of 39, renouncing his American passport.