"My idea of perfect happiness is a healthy family, peace between nations, and all the critics die."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."David Mamet on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."David Mamet on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."David Mamet on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."David Mamet on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."David Mamet on Mahatma Gandhi
"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?'"