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Lillian Hellman
(1905-1987) born on
Jun 20
US dramatist. She is best known for her memoirs and play "The Little Foxes," 1959.
If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.

It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.
God forgives those who invent what they need.
Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped.
Success isn't everything but it makes a man stand straight.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "New York Times," 21 Feb 1960.
R: Sara Muller, in "Watch on the Rhine," act 2.
A: "The Little Foxes," 1939.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: Julian, in "Toys in the Attic," act 1, 1959.

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