Lillian Hellman Quotes

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Born: 1905-06-20, New Orleans, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Tisbury, 1984-06-30
Occupation: Playwright, writer

1.
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

2.
It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their brightest hour.
- Lillian Hellman

3.
It is not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute.
- Lillian Hellman

4.
Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped.
- Lillian Hellman

5.
People change and forget to tell each other.
- Lillian Hellman

6.
Success isn't everything but it makes a man stand straight.
- Lillian Hellman

7.
Things start out as hopes and end up as habits.
- Lillian Hellman

8.
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.
- Lillian Hellman

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