David Alan Mamet
At Tribeca Film Festival, photo by David Shankbone (25 April 2008)
Born: 30 November 1947, Chicago, Illinois
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- Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself. permalink
- In my family, in the days prior to television, we liked to while away the evenings by making ourselves miserable, solely based on our ability to speak the language viciously. permalink
- It's only words — unless they're true. permalink
- Never stop fighting till the fight is done. permalink
The Untouchables (1987)
- The revelation of modern drama is that you can apply the Aristotelian unities to ... a very, very small human interchange.... It [doesn't] have to be about conquering France. It can be about who did or did not turn on the gas on the stove. permalink
- We live in oppressive times. We have, as a nation, become our own thought police; but instead of calling the process by which we limit our expression of dissent and wonder censorship, we call it concern for commercial viability. permalink
Writing in Restaurants
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