If you believe you'll have another beer, you won't write anything
Playwright Lillian Hellman (The Little Foxes) died on this day in 1984. She wrote:
"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."