[lit-ideas] Re: Eliot

  • From: Teemu Pyyluoma <teme17@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2005 12:08:35 -0700 (PDT)

--- Andreas Ramos <andreas@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > Graduation cards hereabouts and quotation sites
> agree that T.S. Eliot said,
> > "Only those who will risk going too far can
> possibly find out how far one
> > can go."  I'm no Eliot expert.  I'd like to know
> what the context for this
> > statement was.  
> He said it to Wilma Buttermesser. 
> The context? He was trying to get her in bed. 
Which Andreas easily deduced from the principle that
lust is the mother of banality. Permission to print
that on a card will be auctioned on eBay shortly.

Helsinki, Finland

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