"Liberalism is a religion. Its tenets cannot be proved, its capacity for waste and destruction demonstrated. But it affords a feeling of spiritual rectitude at little or no cost."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."David Mamet on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."David Mamet on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."David Mamet on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."David Mamet on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."David Mamet on Albert Camus
"Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance."
"In practice we, in the world, must do business with each other."
"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?'"