Get Your Premium Membership

Famous Lillian Hellman Quotations

Best famous Lillian Hellman quotations. Find, read, and share the best famous quotations by Lillian Hellman. These are the most popular quotations and best examples of quotes by Lillian Hellman.

Post your quotes and then create memes or graphics from them.

Quote Left Every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the.' Quote Right
Quote Left Nobody knows what you want except you. And nobody will be as sorry as you if you don't get it. Wanting some other way to live is proof enough of deserving it. Having it is hard work, but not having it is sheer hell. Quote Right
Quote Left Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a judge's chamber believes in an unprejudiced point of view. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing, of course, begins at the time you think it did. Quote Right
Quote Left You lose your manners when you're poor. Quote Right
Quote Left It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip. Quote Right
Quote Left It it not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Lonely people talking to each other can make each other lonelier. Quote Right
Quote Left Cynicism is an unpleasant way of telling the truth. Quote Right
Quote Left If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped. Quote Right
Quote Left I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions. Quote Right
Quote Left I like people who refuse to speak until they are ready to speak. Quote Right
Quote Left My father was often angry when I was most like him. Quote Right
Quote Left Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left People change and forget to tell eachother. Quote Right
Quote Left Writers are interesting people, but often mean and petty. Quote Right