Lionel Trilling

The poet may be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.

Lionel Trilling

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Jonathan Kozol We are now operating a school system in America that's more segregated than at any time since the death of Martin Luther King.
Michelangelo I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint.
Michael Weatherly I was in a karaoke video in 1991, for a song called 'Sukiyaki,' which is a very famous Japanese song, and I've actually heard from people that they've been in bars in Asia where they've seen me come up in the 'Sukiyaki' video that they play behind you. I'm in that. I'm in a karaoke video.
Arthur Smith It was Julie Burchill who decreed that, beyond a certain age, a man should not be seen in a leather jacket.
Clint Eastwood I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It is too late for me.
Buddha To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
Stephen King God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
Kate Beckinsale It's wonderful to have the most important thing in the world there first thing in the morning. And especially in this business, where the opportunity to think everything is about you is there every day, now I really know that it isn't all about me.
Greg Iles My mother, a teacher, encouraged me to use my creativity as an actual way to make a living, and my father, a Mississippi physician, did two things. First, he taught me that all human beings should be treated equally because no one is better than anyone else, and he never pressured me to become a doc...
Wesley Morris There comes a point in your moviegoing life where you look at the screen and then you look at the world and you ask, 'What is going on?' You want the movies to show you the chaos and mess and risk and failure that are normal for a lot of us. Generally, the movies hide all of that.
Iris Murdoch In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.
Robert Hall In matters of conscience, first thoughts are best. In matters of prudence, last thoughts are best.
Henry Timrod Each has its lesson for our dreams in sooth, come they in shape of demons, gods, or elves, are allegories with deep hearts of truth that tell us solemn secrets of ourselves.
Hypatia In fact men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth - often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable.
Sharon Stone You know, sometimes I feel well and vital in the world, and sometimes I just feel so distressed I want to pull my hair out by the roots.
Edgar Rice Burroghs It never seems to occur to some people, that, like beauty, a sense of humor may sometimes be fatal.
Don Rickles You know what's funny to me? Attitude.
Elvis Stojko My mom was a dancer, my dad's a singer and I've always had that kind of music in my life.
Kinky Friedman How can you look at the Texas legislature and still believe in intelligent design?
Louis L’Amour There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning.

Lionel Trilling

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