Lillian Hellman Quotes


17 Lillian Hellman quotes:



"If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves."
Author: Hellman Quotes Category: Advice Quotes American Dramatist Quotes
"It is not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute."
Author: Hellman Quotes Category: People Quotes American Dramatist Quotes
"Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty."
Author: Hellman Quotes Category: Failure Quotes American Dramatist Quotes
"What a word is truth. Slippery, tricky, unreliable. I tried in these books to tell the truth."
Author: Hellman Quotes Category: Books And Reading Quotes American Dramatist Quotes
"Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped."
Author: Hellman Quotes Category: Hope Quotes American Dramatist Quotes
"God forgives those who invent what they need."
Author: Hellman Quotes Category: God Quotes American Dramatist Quotes
"Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth."
Author: Hellman Quotes Category: Cynics And Cynicism Quotes American Dramatist Quotes
"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."
Author: Hellman Quotes Category: Memory Quotes American Dramatist Quotes
"Success isn't everything but it makes a man stand straight."
Author: Hellman Quotes Category: Man Quotes American Dramatist Quotes
"I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashion."
Author: Hellman Quotes Category: Conscience Quotes American Dramatist Quotes
"My father was often angry when I was most like him."
Author: Hellman Quotes Category: Family Quotes American Dramatist Quotes
"Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a judge's chamber believes in an unprejudiced point of view."
Author: Hellman Quotes Category: Babies Quotes American Dramatist Quotes
"The past, with its pleasures, its rewards, its foolishness, its punishments, is there for each of us forever, and it should be."
"Tallulah was sitting in a group of people, giving the monologue she always thought was conversation."
Author: Hellman Quotes Category: Giving Quotes
"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."
"Things start out as hopes and end up as habits"
Author: Hellman Quotes Category: Habit Quotes
"It was an unspoken pleasure, that having come together so many years, ruined so much and repaired a little, we had endured."
Author: Hellman Quotes Category: Pleasure Quotes



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