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T. S. Eliot

This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

 

—  T. S. Eliot, from “The Hollow Man”  (1925)  Found in Collected Poems, 1909-1962. (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; 1st edition, September 25, 1991) Originally published 1963.

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