Lillian Hellman

American playwright

Lived from: 1905-1984

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Lillian Hellman

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    Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
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    I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
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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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    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.
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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's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.
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    Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?
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    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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    You lose your manners when you're poor.
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