Лилиан Хеллман цитаты

Лилиан Хеллман фото
6  0

Лилиан Хеллман

Дата рождения: 20. Июнь 1905
Дата смерти: 30. Июнь 1984

Реклама

Лилиан Хеллман — американская писательница, сценаристка и драматург.

Цитаты Лилиан Хеллман

„Я не могу и не стану подстригать свою совесть по моде сезона.“

— Лилиан Хеллман
Письмо в комиссию по расследованию «антиамериканской деятельности» от 19 мая 1952 года.

Реклама

„There are people who eat earth and eat all the people on it like in the Bible with the locusts. Then there are people who stand around and watch them eat it.“

— Lillian Hellman
Context: There are people who eat earth and eat all the people on it like in the Bible with the locusts. Then there are people who stand around and watch them eat it. (Softly) Sometimes I think it ain't right to stand and watch them do it. The Little Foxes (1939)

„Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a Judge's chamber can believe in an unprejudiced point of view“

— Lillian Hellman
Context: Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a Judge's chamber can believe in an unprejudiced point of view but, simply in self-interest, the biographer must try for one, or make us believe he has, or tell us that he hasn't. [http://www.nytimes.com/books/00/09/10/specials/west-ray.html "Love Letters, Some Not So Loving" (a review of H.G. Wells and Rebecca West by Gordon N. Ray), in The New York Times (13 October 1974)]; this has often been paraphrased as "Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a Judge's chamber believes in an unprejudiced point of view."

Реклама

„Old paint on a canvas, as it ages, sometimes becomes transparent.“

— Lillian Hellman
Context: Old paint on a canvas, as it ages, sometimes becomes transparent. When that happens it is possible, in some pictures, to see the original lines: a tree will show through a woman's dress, a child makes way for a dog, a large boat is no longer on an open sea. That is called pentimento because the painter "repented," changed his mind. Perhaps it would be as well to say that the old conception, replaced by a later choice, is a way of seeing and then seeing again. That is all I mean about the people in this book. The paint has aged and I wanted to see what was there for me once, what is there for me now. Pentimento: A Book of Portraits (1973), Introduction

„We will not think noble because we are not noble.“

— Lillian Hellman
Context: We will not think noble because we are not noble. We will not live in beautiful harmony because there is no such thing in this world, nor should there be. We promise only to do our best and to live out our lives. Dear God, that's all we can promise in truth. Candide (1956)

„I do not believe in recovery. The past, with its pleasures, its rewards, its foolishness, its punishments, is there for each of us forever, and it should be.“

— Lillian Hellman
Context: Sad is a fake word for me to be using, I am still angry that their reason for disagreeing with McCarthy was too often his crude methods.... Many of the anti-Communists were, of course, honest men. But none of them... has stepped forward to admit a mistake. It is not necessary in this country; they too know that we are a people who do not remember much. I have written here that I have recovered. I mean it only in a worldly sense because I do not believe in recovery. The past, with its pleasures, its rewards, its foolishness, its punishments, is there for each of us forever, and it should be. p. 150

„Lives were being ruined and few hands were raised in help. Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?“

— Lillian Hellman
Context: To many intellectuals the radicals had become the chief, perhaps the only, enemy. … Not alone because the radical's reasons were suspect but because his convictions would lead to a world that deprived the rest of us of what we had. Very few people were capable of admitting anything so simple. But the antiradical camp contained the same divisions: often they were honest and thoughtful men, often they were men who turned down a dark road for dark reasons. But radicalism or anti-radicalism should have had nothing to do with the sly, miserable methods of McCarthy, Nixon and colleagues, as they flailed at Communists, near-Communists, and nowhere-near Communists. Lives were being ruined and few hands were raised in help. Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice? p. 82

Реклама

„A man should be jailed for telling lies to the young.“

— Lillian Hellman
Candide (1956) a comic operetta based upon the satire by Voltaire.

Далее
Годовщины сегодня
Александр I фото
Александр I12
Император и самодержец Всероссийский 1777 - 1825
Эдвард Мунк фото
Эдвард Мунк5
норвежский живописец и график, театральный художник, теор... 1863 - 1944
Роберт Браунинг фото
Роберт Браунинг17
английский поэт и драматург 1812 - 1889
Другие 28 годовщин
Подобные авторы
Нил Саймон фото
Нил Саймон5
американский драматург и сценарист
Софья Леонидовна Прокофьева3
советская и российская писательница, драматург, сценарист...
Норман Мейлер фото
Норман Мейлер1
американский писатель, журналист, драматург, сценарист, к...
Энн Райс фото
Энн Райс3
американская писательница, актриса, сценарист, продюсер
Фэй Уэлдон фото
Фэй Уэлдон2
английская писательница, сценарист и драматург
Анита Лус фото
Анита Лус6
американская сценаристка