Harold Pinter Quotes

40 Harold Pinter quotes:

"An arbitrary military action inspired by a series of lies upon lies and gross manipulation of the media and therefore of the public."
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"I feel even more strongly now than I ever did about the mendacity and the corruption and the injustice of so many of the actions taken by what are called freedom-loving Western democracies,"
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"No matter how you look at it, all the emotions connected with love are not really immortal; like all other passions in life, they are bound to fade at some point. The trick is to convert love into some lasting friendship that overcomes the fading passion."
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"Apart from the known and the unknown, what else is there?"
"The crimes of the U.S. throughout the world have been systematic, constant, clinical, remorseless, and fully documented but nobody talks about them."
"Good writing excites me, and makes life worth living."
"One way of looking at speech is to say it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness."
"I mean, don't forget the earth's about five thousand million years old, at least. Who can afford to live in the past?"
"Beckett had an unerring light on things, which I much appreciated."
"One's life has many compartments."
"I also found being called Sir rather silly."
"A short piece of work means as much to me as a long piece of work."
"All that happens is that the destruction of human beings - unless they're Americans - is called collateral damage."
"Clinton's hands remain incredibly clean, don't they, and Tony Blair's smile remains as wide as ever. I view these guises with profound contempt."
"I believe an international criminal court is very much to be desired."
"I don't think there's been any writer like Samuel Beckett. He's unique. He was a most charming man and I used to send him my plays."
"I found the offer of a knighthood something that I couldn't possibly accept. I found it to be somehow squalid, a knighthood. There's a relationship to government about knights."
"I never think of myself as wise. I think of myself as possessing a critical intelligence which I intend to allow to operate."
"I ought not to speak about the dead because the dead are all over the place."
"I think it is the responsibility of a citizen of any country to say what he thinks."

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