Thursday, 2 October 2008

TS Elliot on the UK economy

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

Preface to Transit of Venus: Poems

The UK economy has gone as far it can go.


peterthepainter said...

It's no go my honey love, it's no go my poppet;

Work your hands from day to day; the winds will blow the profit,

The glass is falling hour by hour, the glass will fall for ever,

But if you break the bloody glass you won't hold up the weather!

Louis Macniece

Alice Cook said...


So Macniece also had a view on the UK economy....


Anonymous said...

I'm guessing TS Elliot was talking about people risking their OWN hide, rather than other people's.


Alice Cook said...


I think he made the comment as part of a review of another poet's work.