David Mamet Quotes & Sayings

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105 most famous David Mamet quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's a 74 year old American dramatist born on Nov 30, 1947.

David Mamet Quotes
“War is tragedy. The great war stories are tragedies. It's the failure of diplomacy. 'War and Peace,' 'A Farewell to Arms,' 'For Whom the Bell Tolls.' Those are some of the greatest tragedies.”
David Mamet Quotes
“Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance.”
“I've been alienating my public since I was 20 years old. When 'American Buffalo' came out on Broadway, people would storm out and say, 'How dare he use that kind of language!' Of course I'm alienating the public! That's what they pay me for.”
“One person may need (or want) more leisure, another more work; one more adventure, another more security, and so on. It is this diversity that makes a country, indeed a state, a city, a church, or a family, healthy. 'One-size-fits-all,' and that size determined by the State has a name, and that name is 'slavery.'”
David Mamet Quotes
“What I value most in my friends is loyalty.”
David Mamet Quotes
“My greatest fear is that the audience will beat me to the punch line.”
“The Founders recognized that Government is quite literally a necessary evil, that there must be opposition, between its various branches, and between political parties, for these are the only ways to temper the individual's greed for power and the electorates' desires for peace by submission to coercion or blandishment.”
“A stage play is basically a form of uber-schizophrenia. You split yourself into two minds - one being the protagonist and the other being the antagonist. The playwright also splits himself into two other minds: the mind of the writer and the mind of the audience.”
David Mamet Quotes
“I'm afraid of only two things: being lazy and being cowardly.”
David Mamet Quotes
“Always tell the truth - it's the easiest thing to remember.”

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