"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."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."David Mamet on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."David Mamet on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."David Mamet on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."David Mamet on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."David Mamet on Helen Keller
"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."
"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."