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If you believe, as the Greeks did, that man is at the mercy of the gods, then you write tragedy. The end is inevitable from the beginning. But if you believe that man can solve his own problems and is at nobody's mercy, then you will probably write melodrama.

Lillian Hellman


Author Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: American
Born: June 20, 1905
Died: June 30, 1984


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