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"The inner freedom from the practical desire, The release from action and suffering, release from the inner And outer compulsion, yet surrounded By a grace of sense, a white light still and moving, Erhebung without motion, concentration Without elimination, both a new world And the old made explicit, understood In the completion of its partial ecstasy, The resolution of its partial horror." Burnt Norton, II, page 16

"Here is a place of disaffection Time before and time after In a dim light: neither daylight Investing form with lucid stillness Turning shadow into transient beauty With slow rotation suggesting permanence Nor darkness to purify the soul Emptying the sensual with deprivation Cleansing affection from the temporal. Neither plenitude or vacancy." Burnt Nortion, III, page 17

"Words move, music moves Only in time; but that which is only living Can only die." Burnt Nortion, V, page 19

"In that open field If you do...

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