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People think my work is therapeutic. I don't see it that way. It's not like I'm saving money from a weekly therapy visit by writing down my life.

Neil LaBute

I was very careful to cast guys who were very good-looking and very fit and who had a certain sense of privilege about them, because with that sense of privilege comes contempt.

Neil LaBute

I was always looking for the most dramatic emphasis.

Neil LaBute

Without In The Company of Men, I could still be teaching, so who knows if this would've existed.

Neil LaBute

Relationships in general make people a bit nervous. It's about trust. Do I trust you enough to go there?

Neil LaBute

My business is can I create a world that's possible and could happen? I think that's the only thing that I have to do, and I think that I have done that each time.

Neil LaBute

We humans are a fairly barbarous bunch.

Neil LaBute

In a relationship you have to open yourself up.

Neil LaBute

But for me, it feels like a natural extension of what I've been doing: exploring relationships. Here you have two relationships and we can explore how difficult it is for people to be together.

Neil LaBute

Everybody has the ability to be manipulative, to be hateful and deceitful.

Neil LaBute

Everyone has a story.

Neil LaBute

I wanted to tell a story that interested me as much in the telling as in the watching.

Neil LaBute

I think Christine and Chad are on the opposite extremes of the spectrum. Christine is a model victim, and Chad is a model perpetrator, and Howard is closer to the middle.

Neil LaBute

It's just often more interesting to write about one or more people who are being awful to other people because it makes for exciting, dramatic fare.

Neil LaBute

I didn't choose BYU, I like to think it chose me.

Neil LaBute

With In the Company of Men, the misogynist label stuck early and firmly. In the end, it probably did hurt the film a bit, because getting women into the theaters was difficult.

Neil LaBute

First I would probably place men at the bottom of the food chain. On a grander scale, I would say they're reacting to change. Feminism has got to be part of that.

Neil LaBute

Unrequited love is always a great thing.

Neil LaBute

We live in a disposable society. It's easier to throw things out than to fix them. We even give it a name - we call it recycling.

Neil LaBute

I still am somewhat guarded with my feelings. A lot of writers find it much easier to express themselves on paper. That hasn't changed.

Neil LaBute

And with Aaron, I'd have to find a reason not to work with him.

Neil LaBute

I make movies I want to see.

Neil LaBute

Everyone has a little bit of Howard and Chad in them. I think there's Christine in all men as well.

Neil LaBute

People have perhaps gotten to the point where for the most part movies are a just bit of escape.

Neil LaBute

And I've got some screenplays and plays ready to dip into when I need to.

Neil LaBute
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