Lillian Hellman Quotes

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"People change and forget to tell each other." Lillian Hellman
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American Dramatist    Change    Editor's Pick    Life    Pearls of Wisdom    Quote of the Day   

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"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." Lillian Hellman
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Intellectuals    Intelligence And Intellectuals   

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"It is not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute." Lillian Hellman
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American Dramatist    People   

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"There are people who eat 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." Lillian Hellman
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Earth   

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

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"What a word is truth. Slippery, tricky, unreliable. I tried in these books to tell the truth." Lillian Hellman
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American Dramatist    Books And Reading   

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"It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it" Lillian Hellman
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"Lonely people, in talking to each other can make each other lonelier." Lillian Hellman
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"Belief is a moral act for which the believer is to be held responsible." Lillian Hellman
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"Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth." Lillian Hellman
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American Dramatist    Cynicism   

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"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." Lillian Hellman
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American Dramatist    Memory   

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"If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves." Lillian Hellman
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Advice    American Dramatist   

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"You lose your manners when you are poor" Lillian Hellman
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Manners   

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"Success isn't everything but it makes a man stand straight." Lillian Hellman
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American Dramatist    Man   

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"Things start out as hopes and end up as habits" Lillian Hellman
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Habit   

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"The past, with its pleasures, its rewards, its foolishness, its punishments, is there for each of us forever, and it should be." Lillian Hellman
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Fools And Foolishness   

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"Decisions, particularly important ones, have always made me sleepy, perhaps because I know that I will have to make them by instinct, and thinking things out is only what other people tell me I should do" Lillian Hellman
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"It may be the only country in the world where the rich are sometimes brilliant" Lillian Hellman
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"God forgives those who invent what they need." Lillian Hellman
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American Dramatist    God   

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"It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their finest hour." Lillian Hellman
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"It was an unspoken pleasure, that having come together so many years, ruined so much and repaired a little, we had endured." Lillian Hellman
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