David Mamet Quotes

Every reiteration of the idea that nothing matters debases the human spirit.

We Americans have always considered Hollywood, at best, a sinkhole of depraved venality. And, of course, it is. It is not a Protective Monastery of Aesthetic Truth. It is a place where everything is incredibly expensive.

After the catyclysm, be it giant ape or flash flood or tounge of newt or whatever, there will be no more television, neither will there for a while be a motion-picture ‘industry.’ There will be only human beings and the human urge to dramatize. There will be theater, and those who will be in the […]

The superego is created to arbitrate the functions of the conscious and the unconscious mind. So are neuroses and psychoses, so are the arts. When art functions as the synthesizer, the arbitrator, balance is created. In great art – the Bible, Shakespeare, Bach – the balance is long-lasting. It is not that great art reveals […]