5 from lillian hellman

~Belief is a moral act for which the believer is to be held responsible.

~People change and forget to tell each other.

~Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.

~I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashion.

~I like people who refuse to speak until they are ready to speak.


  1. I'm so torn about Hellmann - some of what she wrote is so good, and some is so bad (or at least so self-dramatizing, in the case of her memoir/autobio stuff). And she herself was, from the testimony of so many, such a piece of work...

    1. I'm with you all across the board. None the less, these are great lines!