all shall be well

Literary Tattoos: T.S. Eliot Four Quartets

This is Haley’s tattoo.

I recently got this tattoo that is meaningful to me on multiple levels. I’ve always loved T.S. Eliot and have wanted a tattoo with a line from his Four Quartets for a long time. This particular line is from my favorite part of the poem, which reads:

“Quick now, here, now, always- a condition of complete simplicity (costing not less than everything)
and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well”.

Additionally, I have panic attacks and this serves as a reminder that the moment will pass and everything will again be well.


  1. Anna says

    The awkward moment when your tattoo to celebrate Eliot is of the line that he borrowed from Julian of Norwich. Although I suppose it does celebrate Eliot’s intertextual style…

Leave a Reply