Newsletter #110 : What good is freedom if you’ve not got the money for it?

People change and forget to tell each other. Too bad –causes so many mistakes.

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.

Mama seemed to do only what my father wanted, and yet we lived the way my mother wanted us to live.

You are what you are. It is my opinion that trouble in the world comes from people who do not know what they are, and pretend to be something they’re not.

I think people always believe what they want to believe, don’t you?

It’s a sad day when you find out that it’s not accident or time or fortune, but just yourself that kept things from you.

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

It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their brightest hour: what worked once must always work.

What good is freedom if you’ve not got the money for it? It’s all very fine to go on about Nora’s escape at the end of A Doll’s House but just how was she planning to eat that night?

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