The true critic is a scrupulous avoider of formulae; he refrains from statements which pretend to be literally true; he finds fact nowhere and approximation always.
T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888–1965), U.S.-British modernist poet. Eliot’s doctoral dissertation in philosophy; submitted to Harvard in 1916. Knowledge and Experience in the Philosophy of F.H. Bradley, ch. 7, Columbia University Press (1964).