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Quotation by T.S. Eliot
The bad poet is usually unconscious where he ought to be conscious, and conscious where he ought to be unconscious.
T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888–1965), Anglo-American poet, critic. repr. In Selected Prose of T.S. Eliot, ed. Frank Kermode (1975). "Tradition and the Individual Talent," sect. 2, Egoist (London, September and December 1919).
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