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The Waste Land

By

T. S. Eliot

QUOTATION: OOOO that Shakespeherian Rag—
It’s so elegant
So intelligent
ATTRIBUTION: T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888–1965), Anglo-American critic, poet. The Waste Land (l. 128–130).

QUOTATION: Then spoke the thunder
Da
Datta: what have we given?
ATTRIBUTION: T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888–1965), Anglo-American critic, poet. The Waste Land (l. 400–402).

QUOTATION: A spring,
A pool among the rock
If there were the sound of water only
ATTRIBUTION: T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888–1965), Anglo-American critic, poet. The Waste Land (l. 351–353).

QUOTATION: The awful daring of a moment’s surrender
Which an age of prudence can never retract.
ATTRIBUTION: T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888–1965), Anglo-American poet, critic. The Waste Land, pt. 5, “What the Thunder Said,” (1922).

QUOTATION: Cracks and reforms and bursts in the violet air
Falling towers
Jerusalem Athens Alexandria
Vienna London
ATTRIBUTION: T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888–1965), Anglo-American critic, poet. The Waste Land (l. 373–376).

QUOTATION: Twit twit twit
Jug jug jug jug jug jug
So rudely forc’d.
Tereu
ATTRIBUTION: T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888–1965), U.S.-born—British poet, critic. The Waste Land, “The Fire Sermon.”

QUOTATION: Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers.
ATTRIBUTION: T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888–1965), U.S.-born—British poet, critic. The Waste Land, “The Burial of the Dead.”

QUOTATION: What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow
Out of this stony rubbish?
ATTRIBUTION: T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888–1965), U.S.-born—British poet, critic. The Waste Land, “The Burial of the Dead.”

QUOTATION: Bestows one final patronising kiss,
And gropes his way, finding the stairs unlit . . .
ATTRIBUTION: T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888–1965), U.S.-born—British poet, critic. The Waste Land, “The Fire Sermon.”

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