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Diana Trilling

  • [On Marilyn Monroe:] I think my response to her death was the common one: it came to me with the impact of a personal deprivation but I also felt it as I might a catastrophe in history or in nature; there was less in life, there was less of life, because she had ceased to exist. In her loss life itself had been injured.

  • Seventeen years have now passed since Lionel's death, and hour by hour, minute by minute I still listen for a clock which no longer ticks.

  • Writers are what they write, also what they fail to write.

    • Diana Trilling,
    • in The New York Times ()
  • [On growing up:] Pleasure was not the principle of our home. I learned early in life that to laugh before breakfast was to cry before dinner.

    • Diana Trilling,
    • in The New York Times ()
  • There's much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it.

    • Diana Trilling

Diana Trilling, U.S. literary critic, writer

(1905 - 1996)

Full name: Diana Rubin Trilling.