Trying to find a certain TS Eliot quote
August 4, 2010 1:18 PM   Subscribe

Help me find this T.S. Eliot quote!

There is a T.S. Eliot quote in which he expresses that every time we see another person - even if it is a person we know very well - that person is a stranger, another person, or something like that. I'm pretty sure Rob Bresny (Free Will Astrology) used it in one of his horoscopes in 2007 or 2008.
posted by kittensofthenight to Writing & Language (2 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: From The Cocktail Party (1949):

We die to each other daily.
What we know of other people
Is only our memory of the moments
During which we knew them. And they have changed since then.
To pretend that they and we are the same
Is a useful and convenient social convention
Which must sometimes broken. We must also remember
That at every meeting we are meeting a stranger.
posted by willbaude at 1:25 PM on August 4, 2010 [22 favorites]

Response by poster: Holy crap, that's it! I've been looking for years.
posted by kittensofthenight at 1:32 PM on August 4, 2010

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