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    I'm a Golden Globe nominee, yes. It's very nice. It's a very nice thing, but I kind of think of all the awards I wasn't ever nominated for, for years and things.
    — Patrick Marber
    tags: year 
     
    I'm a happily married man and I think to get married you have to be optimistic.
    — Patrick Marber
    tags: men 
     
    When I look back I can't believe I was so stupid as to direct Dealer's Choice.
    — Patrick Marber
    tags: believe  choice 
     
    The trite answer is that everything is true but none of it happened. It is emotionally true, but the events, the plotting, the narrative, isn't true of my life, though I've experienced most of the emotions experienced by the characters in the play.
    — Patrick Marber
    tags: character  emotion  true 
     
    We arrive with our...'baggage' and for a while they're brilliant, they're 'Baggage Handlers.' We say, 'Where's your baggage?' They deny all knowledge of it...'They're in love'...they have none. Then...just as you're relaxing...a Great Big Juggernaut arrives...with their baggage. It Got Held Up. One of the greatest myths men have about women is that we overpack.
    — Patrick Marber
    tags: men  women 
     
    When you're in your early 20s your love life seems to explode every 20 minutes or so. By the time you've reached your thirties, it is every five or ten years.
    — Patrick Marber
    tags: time  year 
     
    It's one of the reasons I don't do drugs. One sniff and I'd go all the way.
    — Patrick Marber
    tags: drugs 
     
    I think you owe me something for deceiving me so exquisitely.
    — Patrick Marber
    Alice: I don't love you anymore. Goodbye. Dan: Since when? Alice: Now. Just now.
    — Patrick Marber
    tags: goodbye 
     
    Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off. But it's better if you do.
    — Patrick Marber
    tags: girls  fun  lying 
     
    I love everything about you that hurts.
    — Patrick Marber
    tags: hurt 
     
    Well, you just know, as a writer, I didn't really write one of the five best screenplays of the year. There were lots of brilliant screenplays; I was just one of the lucky ones who got nominated.
    — Patrick Marber
    tags: write  year 
     
    I don't want to lie. I can't tell the truth. So it's over.
    — Patrick Marber
    tags: truth  lies 
     
    What's so great about the truth? Try lying for a change, it's the currency of the world.
    — Patrick Marber
    tags: world  lying 
     
    Everything is a version of something else.
    — Patrick Marber
    A couple of flop plays, a death in the family, and it could all collapse.
    — Patrick Marber
    tags: death 
     
    I think a tragedy is something where the natural order of things is completely interrupted and doesn't right itself.
    — Patrick Marber
    tags: right  tragedy 
     
    Alice: It's the only way to leave. "I don't love you anymore. Goodbye." Dan: Supposing you do still love them? Alice: You don't leave.
    — Patrick Marber
    That's the most stupid expression in the world. 'I fell in love'-as if you had no choice. There's a moment, there's always a moment; I can do this, I can give in to this or I can resist it. I don't know when your moment was but I bet there was one.
    — Patrick Marber
    tags: world  choice  moment 
     
    Where is this love? I can't see it, I can't touch it. I can't feel it. I can hear it. I can hear some words, but I can't do anything with your easy words
    — Patrick Marber
    I like the varying rhythm of being a writer that you have a period of being in complete isolation where it's just you and the book and your screenplay and no-one can read it.
    — Patrick Marber
    tags: book  read 
     
    Thank God life ends-we'd never survive it. From Big Bang to weary shag, the history of the world. Our flesh is ferocious...our bodies will kill us...our bones will outlive us.
    — Patrick Marber
    tags: world  body  god 
     
    Theatre is how I first encountered art on any level.
    — Patrick Marber
    I used to go with my parents and loved it, I was in school plays, and I started reading plays before I started reading novels. I'll defend it to the hilt. When theatre is good it is fabulous.
    — Patrick Marber
    tags: school  novel  reading  parent 
     
    I'm constantly having to be vigilant with a depressive tendency, an addictive tendency.
    — Patrick Marber
    I like them all - I don't always approve. I see myself as a sort of benevolent uncle to these characters, and I can see why they do what they do; sometimes they make some mistakes, but at heart I think they're decent.
    — Patrick Marber
    Always when I directed the play, I was always trying to cast people not who were necessarily like the characters, but people who I felt had the essential component that the character had, some kind of soul for it.
    — Patrick Marber
    tags: character  people  soul 
     
    I mean when the play was on in New York I was starting to get film offers coming through, and since the film's come out I get offered more than I used to, but it happens incrementally.
    — Patrick Marber
    tags: film 
     
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