The best Quotes by Lillian Hellman

The best Quotes by Lillian Hellman

Lillian Florence Hellman (June 20, 1905 – June 30, 1984) was an American playwright, prose writer, memoirist and screenwriter known for her success on Broadway, as well as her communist sympathies and political activism.

It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it.
Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped.
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.
Truth made you a traitor as it often does in a time of scoundrels.
People change and forget to tell each other.

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You're gonna like Massachusetts. It's very patriotic - perfect for a fresh start.
Georgia Miller in Ginny & Georgia - Season 1 Episode 1
I'm lucky to have been raised in the most beautiful place - Amherst, Massachusetts, state of my heart. I'm more patriotic to Massachusetts than to almost any place.
I will work my heart out to earn the trust of the people of Massachusetts.
The man in the White House is not the cause of what is broken, he is just the latest and most extreme symptom of what's gone wrong in America. A product of a rigged system that props up the rich and powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else.
Elizabeth Warren (as Senator of Massachusetts) - February 9, 2019
I went to Massachusetts to make a difference. I didn't go there to begin a political career running time and time again. I made a difference. I put in place the things I wanted to do.
Only a liberal senator from Massachusetts would say that a 49 percent increase in funding for education was not enough.
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Massachusetts - and that's pretty much the same thing.
Being different isn't a bad thing. It means you're brave enough to be yourself.
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Don't let anyone, ever, make you feel like you don't deserve what you want.
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Don't ever let someone tell you, you can't do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it. People can't do something themselves, they want to tell you you can't do it. You want something, go get it. Period. All right?
Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness
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What other people think of you is none of your business.
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Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that!
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Anything is possible if you got enough nerve.
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To me, the very definition of the word "broken" suggests that something can be fixed.
Elijah Mikaelson in The Originals - Season 1 Episode 8
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Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.
Grandmother Willow in Pocahontas
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Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
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Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human.
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As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.
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Mankind invented the atomic bomb, but no mouse would ever construct a mousetrap.
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Mostly, I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world every day. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head all the time.
John Coffey in The Green Mile
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The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
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It is not the strong or the smart that survive, but the ones who can bring about change.
Celestia Ludenberg in Danganronpa
If you don't change with the times, the times are going to change you.
Simba: "Looks like the winds are changing."
Rafiki: "Change is good."
Simba: "Yeah, but it's not easy."
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Darlin', "forever" is a long, long time and time has a way of changin' things.
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Nothing changes instantaneously: in a gradually heating bathtub you'd be boiled to death before you knew it.
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024
We've had a lot of away games in the Champions League this season where we've heard the fans. When I think of the game in Newcastle, where you can hear our fans the whole time, even though it was said beforehand that Newcastle is the loudest stadium in England – that's really saying something. We are looking forward to our fans, they will deliver again in Paris.
I felt like a child amongst all the established players. First of all I had to prove myself in training and earn respect and over several months show what I was capable of.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021

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