"Movies were never an art form, they were entertainment. It just evolved into an art form from there, and it's still evolving in different ways."
"Film spectators are quiet vampires."David Mamet on Jim Morrison
"Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times. I'm a romantic."David Mamet on Johnny Depp
"You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies."David Mamet on Steve Martin
"This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country."David Mamet on Clint Eastwood
"Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood."David Mamet on Walt Disney
"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?'"