Lionel Trilling

1905 - 1975

A Quote by Lionel Trilling on fantasy and poets

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 Trilling (1905 - 1975)

Source: The Liberal Imagination (1950)

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A Quote by Lionel Trilling on education, ideas, imagination, and politics

There is no connection between the political ideas of our educated class and the deep places of the imagination.

Lionel Trilling (1905 - 1975)

Source: The Liberal Imagination (1950)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Lionel Trilling on understanding

Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood.

Lionel Trilling (1905 - 1975)

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