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Lillian Hellman
 
Date of birth: 20 June 1905
Date of death: 30 June 1984
Country Of Origin: America
Profession:

Playwright

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Belief is a moral act for which the believer is to be held responsible.

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Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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People change and forget to tell each other.

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

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