Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

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T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-British poet, critic, playwright [Thomas Stearns Eliot]
Preface to Transit of Venus: Poems by Harry Crosby (1931)
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3 Responses to Preface to Transit of Venus: Poems by Harry Crosby (1931)

  1. mortimerzilch says:

    that’s the recipe for disaster. that said, it must then be admitted that “disaster” is not the worst thing that can happen. what could be worse? AHA!

  2. Harry Pain says:

    Surely, it’s: “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out just how far to go.” T. S. Eliot.

    • Dave says:

      I’ve found credible sources that include or don’t include the “just”. Lacking a primary source of the Preface, I have to leave it as is for the moment.

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