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David Mamet
(1947-____) born on
Nov 30
US dramatist, playwright, director. His films include "Speed the Plow," and "House of Games."
         
   
F
The product of the artist has become less important than the fact of the artist. We wish to absorb this person. We wish to devour someone who has experienced the tragic. In our society this person is much more important than anything he might create.

R
We respond to a drama to that extent to which it corresponds to our dreamlife.
A
A good film script should be able to do completely without dialogue.
N
The poker player learns that sometimes both science and common sense are wrong; that the bumblebee can fly; that, perhaps, one should never trust an expert; that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of by those with an academic bent.
K
People may or may not say what they mean. . . but they always say something designed to get what they want.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Writing in Restaurants, "Exuvial Magic: An Essay Concerning Fashion" (1986).
R: Writing in Restaurants, "A National Dream-Life" (1986).
A: Independent (London, 11 Nov. 1988).
N: Writing in Restaurants, "Things I Have Learned Playing Poker on the Hill" (1986).
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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