30 Notable David Mamet Quotes That Sound So True
One of the Most Prolific Filmmakers of the Modern Era Who Was Known for His Psychological Dramas
Chicago, Illinois, United States
David Alan Mamet is an American director, playwright, author and essayist, who rose to prominence as a playwright in the 1970s. He is counted among the distinguished playwrights in the world. He studied at Francis W. Parker School and then went to attend Goddard College. Mamet’s rise as a playwright started after the success of trio off-Broadway plays that were staged in 1976. They were ‘American Buffalo’, ‘The Duck Variations’ and ‘Sexual Perversity in Chicago’. Some of his other well-known plays include ‘The Water Engine’, ‘A Life in the Theatre’, ‘Squirrels’, ‘Mr. Happiness’, ‘Edmond’, ‘The Shawl’ and ‘Bobby Gould in Hell’ among others. His 1984 play ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ is particularly famous and Mamet was awarded the ‘Pulitzer Prize’ for the same. He has also worked as the director and writer of motion pictures and some of the noted ones include ‘Spartan’, ‘House of Games’, ‘Oleanna’, ‘The Spanish Prisoner’ and ‘The Winslow Boy’ among others. Mamet is also an accomplished writer and some of his renowned books include ‘The Old Religion’, ‘The Wicked Son’ and ‘Three War Stories’. The below collection of David Mamet’s most famous quotes have been excerpted from his writings, papers, books, plays, essays, interviews and thoughts. We bring to you a collection of sayings and quotes by David Mamet on plays, truth, humor, aphorism and drama.