"In practice we, in the world, must do business with each other."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."David Mamet on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."David Mamet on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."David Mamet on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."David Mamet on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."David Mamet on Abraham Lincoln
"Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance."
"I understand that computers, which I once believed to be but a hermaphrodite typewriter-cum-filing cabinet, offer the cyber literate increased ability to communicate. I do not think this is altogether a bad thing, however it may appear on the surface."
"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."
"You know, young actors say all the time, 'Should I use my own life experience?' And my response is, 'What choice do you have?'"
"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."