Diana Trilling Quotes

Diana Trilling Quotes: My career as a critic still lay in the future but unconsciously I may have been preparing for it. They were not easy companions, these intellectuals I was now getting to know. They were overbearing and arrogant, excessively competitive; they lacked magnanimity and often they lacked common courtesy. But they were intellectually energetic and - this particularly attracted me - they were proof against cant.
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Diana Trilling Quote: Behind the contained and orderly lives we lead as members of the respectable middle class there's a terrible human capacity that may one day overwhelm any of us.
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Quotes about Diana Trilling: Touch a university with hostile hands and the blood you draw is prompt, copious, and real.
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