Quotation by T.S. Eliot

It cannot be inherited, and if you want it you must obtain it by great labour.
T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888–1965), Anglo-American poet, critic. first published in Egoist (London, Sept. and Dec. 1919). "Tradition and the Individual Talent," sct. 1, Selected Prose of T.S. Eliot, ed. Frank Kermode (1975).
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