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David Mamet Quotes and Sayings

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It's only words...
unless they're true.
- David Mamet

Films have degenerated to their original operation as carnival amusement -
they offer not drama but thrills.
- David Mamet

A good film script should be able to do completely without dialogue.
- David Mamet

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.
- David Mamet

 

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

The surprise is half the battle.
Many things are half the battle, losing is half the battle.
Let's think about what's the whole battle.
- David Mamet

I grew up in a tough neighborhood and we used to say
you can get further with a kind word and a gun than just a kind word.
- David Mamet

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In a world we find terrifying, we ratify that which doesn't threaten us.
- David Mamet

I hate vacations.
There's nothing to do.
- David Mamet

Always tell the truth - it's the easiest thing to remember.
- David Mamet

People may or may not say what they mean...
but they always say something designed to get what they want.
- David Mamet

We respond to a drama to that extent to which it corresponds to our dreamlife.
- David Mamet

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.
- David Mamet

Policemen so cherish their status as keepers of the
peace and protectors of the public that they have occasionally
been known to beat to death those citizens or groups
who question that status.
- David Mamet

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha PHOTO

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche PHOTO

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen PHOTO

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Peace cannot be kept by force;
it can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experiences of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened,
vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
- Henry Kaiser

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu

It takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.
- Anonymous

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
- Anais Nin

Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing.
- Vince Lombardi

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit
which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
- Henry David Thoreau

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Eskimo Proverb

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.
You have only to persevere to save yourselves.
- Winston Churchill

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

The only source of knowledge is experience.
- Albert Einstein

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
- Gerald Jampolsky


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