Lionel Trilling Quotes

Lionel Trilling Quotes: The immature artist imitates. The mature artist steals.
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Lionel Trilling Quote: A theory of the middle class: that it is not to be determined by its financial situation but rather by its relation to government. That is, one could shade down from an actual ruling or governing class to a class hopelessly out of relation to government, thinking of government as beyond its control, of itself as wholly controlled by government. Somewhere in between and In gradations is the group that has the sense that gov't exists for it, and shapes its consciousness accordingly.
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Quotes about Lionel Trilling: What marks the artist is his power to shape the material of pain we all have.
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Quote about Lionel Trilling: If one defends the bourgeois, philistine virtues, one does not defend them merely from the demonism or bohemianism of the artist but from the present bourgeoisie itself.
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Lionel Trilling Sayings: Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.
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Lionel Trilling Saying: There is no connection between the political ideas of our educated class and the deep places of the imagination.
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Sayings about Lionel Trilling: The diminution of the reality of class, however socially desirable in many respects, seems to have the practical effect of diminishing our ability to see people in their difference and specialness.
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Saying about Lionel Trilling: It is told of Faraday that he refused to be called a physicist; he very much disliked the new name as being too special and particular and insisted on the old one, philosopher, in all its spacious generality: we may suppose that this was his way of saying that he had not over-ridden the limiting conditions of class only to submit to the limitation of a profession.
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