"People change and forget to tell each other."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Lillian Hellman on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Lillian Hellman on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Lillian Hellman on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Lillian Hellman on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Lillian Hellman on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty."
"It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their brightest hour."
"Things start out as hopes and end up as habits."
"Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped."