'the inner freedom from the practical desire, the release from action and suffering, release from the inner and the 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. yet the enchantment of past and future woven in the weakness of the changing body, protects mankind from heaven and damnation which flesh cannot endure. time past and time future allow but a little consciousness. to be conscious is not to be in time but only in time can the moment in the rose-garden, the moment in the arbour where the rain beat, the moment in the draughty church at smokefall be remembered; involved with past and future. only through time time is conquered.'
/ from section ii of 'burnt norton' from ts eliots 'four quartets'