David Mamet Quotes


6 David Mamet quotes:



"The popularity of disaster movies expresses a collective perception of a world threatened by irresistible and unforeseen forces which nevertheless are thwarted at the last moment. Their thinly veiled symbolic meaning might be translated thus: We are innocent of wrongdoing. We are attacked by unforeseeable forces come to harm us. We are, thus, innocent even of negligence. Though those forces are insuperable, chance will come to our aid and we shall emerge victorious."
Author: Mamet Quotes Category: Disaster Quotes
"The pursuit of Fashion is the attempt of the middle class to co-opt tragedy. In adopting the clothing, speech, and personal habits of those in straitened, dangerous, or pitiful circumstances, the middle class seeks to have what it feels to be the exigent and nonequivocal experiences had by those it emulates."
Author: Mamet Quotes Category: Fashion Quotes
"I always thought the real violence in Hollywood isn't what's on the screen. It's what you have to do to raise the money."
Author: Mamet Quotes Category: Hollywood Quotes American Dramatist Quotes
"I hate vacations. There's nothing to do."
Author: Mamet Quotes Category: Hate Quotes American Dramatist Quotes
"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."
Author: Mamet Quotes Category: Hollywood Quotes
"The proclamation and repetition of first principles is a constant feature of life in our democracy. Active adherence to these principles, however, has always been considered un-American. We recipients of the boon of liberty have always been ready, when faced with discomfort, to discard any and all first principles of liberty, and, further, to indict those who do not freely join with us in happily arrogating those principles."
Author: Mamet Quotes Category: Principles Quotes



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