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#10

 

A good film script should be able to do completely without dialogue.

--DAVID MAMET

 
#9
 

My alma mater is the Chicago Public Library.

--DAVID MAMET

 
#8
 

Films have degenerated to their original operation as carnival amusement -- they offer not drama but thrills.

--DAVID MAMET

 
#7
 

People only speak to get something. If I say, Let me tell you a few things about myself, already your defenses go up; you go, Look, I wonder what he wants from me, because no one ever speaks except to obtain an objective. That’s the only reason anyone ever opens their mouth, onstage or offstage. They may use a language that seems revealing, but if so, it’s just coincidence, because what they’re trying to do is accomplish an objective.

--DAVID MAMET

 
#6
 

It's not a lie. It's a gift for fiction.

--DAVID MAMET

 
#5
 

The subject of drama is The Lie. At the end of the drama THE TRUTH -- which has been overlooked, disregarded, scorned, and denied -- prevails. And that is how we know the Drama is done.

--DAVID MAMET

 
#4
 

You can get further with a kind word and a gun than just a kind word.

--DAVID MAMET

 
#3
 

Here is a sovereign talisman against regret: never do that which might engender it.

--DAVID MAMET

 
#2
 

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

--DAVID MAMET

 
#1
 

The job of mass entertainment is to cajole, seduce and flatter consumers to let them know that what they thought was right is right, and that their tastes and their immediate gratification are of the utmost concern of the purveyor. The job of the artist, on the other hand, is to say, wait a second, to the contrary, everything that we have thought is wrong. Let's reexamine it.

--DAVID MAMET

 
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