Quotes by Lillian Hellman

Lillian Florence Hellman was an American dramatist and screenwriter known for her success as a playwright on Broadway, as well as her left-wing sympathies and political activism. She was blacklisted after her appearance before the House Committee on Un-American Activities at the height of the anti-communist campaigns of 1947–52.

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It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it.

Self-Confidence, MotivationLillian Hellman
 
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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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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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Truth made you a traitor as it often does in a time of scoundrels.

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People change and forget to tell each other.

Humanity, ChangeLillian Hellman
 
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