” Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal. “


” 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. “


” The immature artist imitates. Mature artists steal. “


” What marks the artist is his power to shape the material of pain we all have. “


” It is now life and not art that requires the willing suspension of disbelief. “



All 5 Lionel Trilling Quotes about Art in picture


Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.
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.
The immature artist imitates. Mature artists steal.
What marks the artist is his power to shape the material of pain we all have.
It is now life and not art that requires the willing suspension of disbelief.

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