The best Quotations


Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
- Lillian Hellman

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
- Lillian Hellman

If i had to give young writers advice, i would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.
- Lillian Hellman

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.
- Lillian Hellman

It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their brightest hour.
- Lillian Hellman

It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.
- Lillian Hellman

Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?
- Lillian Hellman

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.
- Lillian Hellman

You lose your manners when you're poor.
- Lillian Hellman


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Quotation Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today. Go another mile! - writer
Quotation The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started. - writer
Quotation A different world cannot be built by indifferent people. - writer
Quotation More than anything else, I believe it's our decisions, not the conditions of our lives, that determine our destiny. - writer
Quotation We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore. - writer
Quotation Commit to CANI! Constant And Never-ending Improvement - writer