With studio work, I'm always the bottom man on the totem pole.

— David Lindsay-Abaire

The most astounding David Lindsay-Abaire quotes that are little-known but priceless

The Pulitzer has nothing to do with me;

it's more about people's perceptions of me, whatever they may be. I'm not being humble - I honestly do not and cannot think about that. It's a lovely piece of crystal on my bookcase, but that's all it is to me.

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From a young age, I was rubbing elbows with a very different kind of person and social class, and I felt a lot of tension and conflict in my identity because of that.

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Only assholes write plays about Nazis.

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We have this myth that if you work hard, you can accomplish anything.

It's not a very American thing to say, but I don't think that's true. It's true for a lot of people, but you need other things to succeed. You need luck, you need opportunity, and you need the life skills to recognize what an opportunity is.

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My plays tend to be peopled with outsiders in search of clarity.

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I've been pretty well treated by the critics, but the critics who didn't like my comedies hated them with an unbridled passion, and then I would see these same people writing very respectfully about ordinary naturalistic plays.

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I dont want to work on a musical if Im not the lyricist.

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So even the most unlikely events have to take place somewhere.

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I've worked really hard, but I know people who have worked even harder but didn't have the chances I've had.

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I'm going to do whatever interests me.

Look, writing 'Rabbit Hole' came out of an interest in diversifying my portfolio, frankly.

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Class is something I know about. I've lived it every day of my life, and it shaped me in my identity.

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I'm just writing about people. People are dark and complicated. I'm trying to tell the truth; that's all that I do.

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About David Lindsay-Abaire

Quotes 14 sayings
Profession Playwright
Birthday November 14, 1969

I didn't go into 'Rabbit Hole' wanting to write about class.

I think because of who I am it somehow found its way into it.

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