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Letter "D" » David Mamet Quotes
«Always tell the truth - it's the easiest thing to remember»
«People may or may not say what they mean... but they always say something designed to get what they want.»
«It's only words... unless they're true.»
«Films have degenerated to their original operation as carnival amusement - they offer not drama but thrills.»
«The proclamation and repetition of first principles is a constant feature of life in our democracy. Active adherence to these principles, however, has always been considered un-American. We recipients of the boon of liberty have always been ready, when faced with discomfort, to discard any and all first principles of liberty, and, further, to indict those who do not freely join with us in happily arrogating those principles.»
Author: David Mamet
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«A good film script should be able to do completely without dialogue.»
«I hate vacations. There's nothing to do.»
«We respond to a drama to that extent to which it corresponds to our dreamlife.»
«Policemen so cherish their status as keepers of the peace and protectors of the public that they have occasionally been known to beat to death those citizens or groups who question that status.»
«The poker player learns that sometimes both science and common sense are wrong; that the bumblebee can fly; that, perhaps, one should never trust an expert; that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of by those with an academic bent.»