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Brief author info: Lillian Hellman (1906-1984) American writer, playwright and memoirist; found success with first play, The Children's Hour, which addressed topic of homosexuality; other works similarly controversial. Companion of novelist Dashiell Ham-mett; visited Spain during Civil War, and Russia in 1944; famous for stance when questioned by U.S. House Committee on Un-American Activities; later works primarily autobiographical, such as Penti-mento and Scoundrel Time.
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People change and forget to tell each other.
Success and failure are not true op-posites and they're not even in the same class; they're not even a couch and a chair.
The past, with its pleasures, its rewards, its foolishness, its punishments, is there for each of us forever, and it should be.
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.
People change and forget to tell each other.
We all lead more pedestrian lives than we think we do. The boiling of an egg is sometimes more important than the boiling of a love affair in the end.
Intellectuals can tell themselves anything, sell themselves any bill of goods, which is why they were so often patsies for the ruling classes in 19th-century France and England, or 20th-century Russia and America.
Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from in justice?
How often the rich like to play at being poor. A rather nasty game, I've always thought.
Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a judge's chamber believes in an unprejudiced point of view.
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