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Lionel Trilling
(1905-1975) born on
Jul 04
US literary critic, teacher. His criticism was informed by psychological, sociological, and philosophical methods and insights.
Youth is a time when we find the books we give up but do not get over.

A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.
Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.
What marks the artist is his power to shape the material of pain we all have.
Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In NY "Times," 6 Mar 66
R: Beyond Culture, Preface (1965).
A: Esquire Magazine, 9/1/1962
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.

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