How unpleasant to meet Mr Eliot! With his features of clerical cut, And his brow so grim And his mouth so prim.
That Shakespearian rag, Most intelligent, very elegant. See Eliot 306:57.
...“originality” is everyone’s aim, and novel techniques are as much prized as new scientific discoveries. [T.S.] Eliot states it with surprising naïveté: “It is exactly as wasteful for a poet to do what has been done already as for a biologist to rediscover Mendel’s discoveries.”Randall Jarrell
The more I see the more I doubt whether people ever really make aesthetic judgements at all. Everything is judged on political grounds which are then given an aesthetic disguise. When, for instance, Eliot can't see anything good in Shelley or anything bad in Kipling, the real underlying reason must be that one is a radical and the other a conservative, of sorts.Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Shimer College I attended no longer exists and yet is eternally present in this moment (as T.S. Eliot said he, too, I read at Shimer).