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Quotations by author » Lillian Hellman
American Playwright, 1905-1984
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Since when do we have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?
Success isn't everything but it makes a man stand straight.
Tallulah was sitting in a group of people, giving the monologue she always thought was conversation.
The past, with its pleasures, its rewards, its foolishness, its punishments, is there for each of us forever, and it should be.
There are people who eat earth and eat all the people on it like in the Bible with the locusts. And other people who stand around and watch them eat.
Things start out as hopes and end up as habits
Truth made you a traitor as it often does in a time of scoundrels.
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.
We are a people who do not want to keep much of the past in our heads. It is considered unhealthy in America to remember mistakes, neurotic to think about them, psychotic to dwell on them.
What a word is truth. Slippery, tricky, unreliable. I tried in these books to tell the truth.
You lose your manners when you are poor
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