Quotation by T.S. Eliot

When we read of human beings behaving in certain ways, with the approval of the author, who gives his benediction to this behaviour by his attitude towards the result of the behaviour arranged by himself, we can be influenced towards behaving in the same way.
T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888–1965), Anglo-American poet, critic. repr. In Selected Essays (1951). "Religion and Literature," (1935).
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