John Guare


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John Guare (born February 5, 1938) is an American playwright. He is best known as the author of The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, and Landscape of the Body. His style, which mixes comic invention with an acute sense of the failure of human relations and aspirations, is at once cruel and deeply compassionate.

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  • ''Oh, I never use a seat belt. I don't believe in gravity.''
    John Guare (b. 1938), U.S. screenwriter, and Louis Malle. Chrissie (Hollis McClaren), Atlantic City (1981).
  • ''They'll bust you in the lobby. You look like a training poster for the narc squad.''
    John Guare (b. 1938), U.S. screenwriter, and Louis Malle. Fred (John McCurry), Atlantic City, to a young drug dealer (1981).
  • ''You look like a fire sale.''
    John Guare (b. 1939), U.S. screenwriter, and Louis Malle. Fred (John McCurry), Atlantic City, to a young drug dealer (1981).
  • ''I only do business with the people I do business with. The people I do business with find out I do business with the people I don't do business with.... I can't do business with you.''
    John Guare (b. 1938), U.S. screenwriter, and Louis Malle. Fred (John McCurry), Atlantic City, to a young drug dealer (1981).
  • ''Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy.''
    John Guare (b. 1938), U.S. playwright. Independent (London, October 17, 1988).
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