"My idea of perfect happiness is a healthy family, peace between nations, and all the critics die."
"I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."David Mamet on LaToya Jackson
"If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher."David Mamet on Abdul Kalam
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."David Mamet on David Ogden Stiers
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."David Mamet on Charles Kuralt
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."David Mamet on Margaret Mead
"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?'"