Who is Mamet?

  • (noun): United States playwright (born in 1947).
    Synonyms: David Mamet

Famous quotes containing the word mamet:

    The problems of the world, AIDS, cancer, nuclear war, pollution, are, finally, no more solvable than the problem of a tree which has borne fruit: the apples are overripe and they are falling—what can be done?... Nothing can be done, and nothing needs to be done. Something is being done—the organism is preparing to rest.
    —David Mamet (b. 1947)

    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.
    —David Mamet (b. 1947)

    We respond to a drama to that extent to which it corresponds to our dreamlife.
    —David Mamet (b. 1947)