Language Is A Virus

Lionel Trilling Quotes

Lionel Trilling Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Lionel Trilling
Type:
Critic
Nationality:
American
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    Being a Jew is like walking in the wind or swimming: you are touched at all points and conscious everywhere. Lionel_TrillingLionel Trilling
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    Every neurosis is a primitive form of legal proceeding in which the accused carries on the prosecution, imposes judgment and executes the sentence: all to the end that someone else should not perform the same process. Lionel_TrillingLionel Trilling
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    Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal. Lionel_TrillingLionel Trilling
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    It is now life and not art that requires the willing suspension of disbelief. Lionel_TrillingLionel Trilling
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    The function of literature, through all its mutations, has been to make us aware of the particularity of selves, and the high authority of the self in its quarrel with its society and its culture. Literature is in that sense subversive. Lionel_TrillingLionel Trilling
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    The immature artist imitates. Mature artists steal. Lionel_TrillingLionel Trilling
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    The poet is in command of his fantasy, while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he is possessed by his fantasy. Lionel_TrillingLionel Trilling
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    The poet may be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather. Lionel_TrillingLionel Trilling
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    There is no connection between the political ideas of our educated class and the deep places of the imagination. Lionel_TrillingLionel Trilling
  • 10
    This is the great vice of academicism, that it is concerned with ideas rather than with thinking. Lionel_TrillingLionel Trilling
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    We are all ill: but even a universal sickness implies an idea of health. Lionel_TrillingLionel Trilling
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    We are at heart so profoundly anarchistic that the only form of state we can imagine living in is Utopian; and so cynical that the only Utopia we can believe in is authoritarian. Lionel_TrillingLionel Trilling
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    We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us. Lionel_TrillingLionel Trilling
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    What marks the artist is his power to shape the material of pain we all have. Lionel_TrillingLionel Trilling
  • 15
    Youth is a time when we find the books we give up but do not get over. Lionel_TrillingLionel Trilling