Lillian Hellman

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Lillian Hellman

Lillian Hellman

Intellectuals can tell themselves anything, sell themselves any bill of goods, which is why they were so often patsies for the ruling classes in nineteenth-century France and England, or twentieth-century Russia and America.More Lillian Hellman [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?More Lillian Hellman [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their brightest hour.More Lillian Hellman [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.More Lillian Hellman [08/14/2011 05:08:06]
Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty.More Lillian Hellman [08/14/2011 05:08:11]
God forgives those who invent what they need.More Lillian Hellman [08/14/2011 05:08:17]
I like people who refuse to speak until they are ready to speak.More Lillian Hellman [08/14/2011 05:08:28]
If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.More Lillian Hellman [08/14/2011 05:08:43]
It is not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute.More Lillian Hellman [08/14/2011 05:08:05]
Lonely people, in talking to each other, can make each other lonelier.More Lillian Hellman [08/14/2011 05:08:11]
My father was often angry when I was most like him.More Lillian Hellman [08/14/2011 05:08:16]
Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a judge's chamber believes in an unprejudiced point of view.More Lillian Hellman [08/14/2011 05:08:22]
Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped.More Lillian Hellman [08/14/2011 05:08:27]
People change and forget to tell each other.More Lillian Hellman [08/14/2011 05:08:32]
Since when do we have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?More Lillian Hellman [08/14/2011 05:08:45]
Success isn't everything but it makes a man stand straight.More Lillian Hellman [08/14/2011 05:08:50]
There are people who eat the earth and eat all the people on it like in the Bible with the locusts. And other people who stand around and watch them eat.More Lillian Hellman [08/14/2011 05:08:56]
They're fancy talkers about themselves, writers. If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.More Lillian Hellman [08/14/2011 05:08:01]
Truth made you a traitor as it often does in a time of scoundrels.More Lillian Hellman [08/14/2011 05:08:24]
Unjust. How many times I've used that word, scolded myself with it. All I mean by it now is that I don't have the final courage to say that I refuse to preside over violations against myself, and to hell with justice.More Lillian Hellman [08/14/2011 05:08:29]
We are a people who do not want to keep much of the past in our heads. It is considered unhealthy in America to remember mistakes, neurotic to think about them, psychotic to dwell on them.More Lillian Hellman [08/14/2011 05:08:35]
What a word is truth. Slippery, tricky, unreliable. I tried in these books to tell the truth.More Lillian Hellman [08/14/2011 05:08:41]
Cynics are made, not born.More Lillian Hellman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Good fathers make good sonsMore Lillian Hellman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.More Lillian Hellman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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