” Truth made you a traitor as it often does in a time of scoundrels. “


” 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. “


” If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don’t listen to writers talking about writing or themselves. “


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


” Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty. “


” 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. “


” You lose your manners when you are poor. “


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



All 8 Lillian Hellman Quotes about You in picture


Truth made you a traitor as it often does in a time of scoundrels.
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
If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don
Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped.
Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty.
They
You lose your manners when you are poor.
It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it.

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