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Quotes: Mamet Speak
Margaret: It was fate I found you.
Mike: Yes, it was.
Margaret: Because together...
Mike: Yes, we can.
Margaret: When I saw that they came after me...
Mike: It's all right. You're safe.
Margaret: No, I knew that I was being punished.
Mike: It was an accident. No.
Margaret: No, I knew that I was bad. Do you know why? Do you know when I knew? Because I took your knife. That's when I knew.
Mike: What knife?
Margaret: Your knife from the hotel room. And I said that's why it happened. Yes, because I'm bad. Because I stole.
Mike: What is it?
Margaret: Mike, what is it?
Mike: Oh, you're a bad pony and I'm not gonna bet on you.
Margaret: Mike?
House of Games

Susan Ricci: You never know who anybody is. With the exception of me, I am what I look like. Why is that, Mr. Ross?
Joe Ross: I think you look just fine.
Susan: No, anybody could be anybody mysterious or— Take that guy who got off the sea plane. Alright? Take him.
Joe: What about him?
Susan: What about him? Who was he?
Joe: I dunno. Fellow who got off the plane.
Susan: Just my point. Just my point. We think he's the fellow who got off the plane.
Joe: Can't go around mistrusting everybody. You mistrust everybody?
Susan: No. Just strangers.
Joe: Ah. We saw him get off the plane.
Susan: We did not! W-we saw him in a boat which came from the direction of the plane.
Joe: I saw him get off the plane.
Susan: Well, maybe that's just what you think you saw. [pause, Joe sits down] I got a picture. I took a picture of you and he's in the background and I believe you'll see, I can't say that I'm sure, but I think you'll see that his little boat just came from the direction of the plane and we have no idea who anyone is.
The Spanish Prisoner


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