"Things start out as hopes and end up as habits."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Lillian Hellman on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Lillian Hellman on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Lillian Hellman on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Lillian Hellman on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Lillian Hellman on Dalai Lama
"People change and forget to tell each other."
"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."
"Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped."