David Mamet Quotes

David Mamet Quotes

We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.

Every scene should be able to answer three questions: "Who wants what from whom? What happens if they don't get it? Why now?

It's only words... unless they're true.

Society functions in a way much more interesting than the multiple-choice pattern we have been rewarded for succeeding at in school. Success in life comes not from the ability to choose between the four presented answers, but from the rather more difficult and painfully acquired ability to formulate the questions.

What is our life: (Pause.) it’s looking forward or it’s looking back. And that’s our life. That’s it. Where is the moment?

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