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  1. I like people who refuse to speak until they are ready to speak.

  2. People change and forget to tell each other.

  3. Since when do we have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?

  4. It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.

  5. For every man who lives without freedom, the rest of us must face the guilt.

  6. My father was often angry when I was most like him.

  7. Truth made you a traitor as it often does in a time of scoundrels.

  8. It is not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute.

  9. I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions

  10. You lose your manners when you're poor.

  11. If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.

  12. 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.

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  13. Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a judge's chamber believes in an unprejudiced point of view.

  14. It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their brightest hour.

  15. Was it always in my nature to take a bad time and block out the good times, until any success becomes an accident and failure seemed the only truth?

  16. Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?

  17. Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty.

  18. I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashion.

  19. 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.

  20. Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.

  21. 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.

  22. Nobody knows what you want except you. And nobody will be as sorry as you if you don't get it. Wanting some other way to live is proof enough of deserving it. Having it is hard work, but not having it is sheer hell.

  23. 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.

  24. Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped.

  25. If you believe, as the Greeks did, that man is at the mercy of the gods, then you write tragedy. The end is inevitable from the beginning. But if you believe that man can solve his own problems and is at nobody's mercy, then you will probably write melodrama.

  26. What a word is truth. Slippery, tricky, unreliable. I tried in these books to tell the truth.

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About Lillian Hellman

Name Lillian Hellman
About For details see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lillian_...
Quotes 26 quotes
Nationality American
Profession Dramatist
Birthday October 16
Top topics people, truth, writing, refuse, write

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