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Harold Pinter Quotes

40 Harold Pinter quotes:

"This particular nurse said, Cancer cells are those which have forgotten how to die. I was so struck by this statement."
"While The United States is the most powerful nation the world has ever seen, it is also the most detested nation that the world has ever known."
"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."
Author: Pinter Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes
"It's a scintillating stratagem. Language is actually employed to keep thought at bay. The words 'the American people' provide a truly voluptuous cushion of reassurance. You don't need to think. Just lie back on the cushion. The cushion may be suffocating your intelligence and your critical faculties but it's very comfortable."
Author: Pinter Quotes Category: Language Quotes
"The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember"
Author: Pinter Quotes Category: Memory Quotes
"The crimes of the U.S. throughout the world have been systematic, constant, clinical, remorseless, and fully documented but nobody talks about them."
"I mean, don't forget the earth's about five thousand million years old, at least. Who can afford to live in the past?"
"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 think it is the responsibility of a citizen of any country to say what he thinks."
"It was difficult being a conscientious objector in the 1940's, but I felt I had to stick to my guns."
"It's so easy for propaganda to work, and dissent to be mocked."
"Occasionally it does hit me, the words on a page. And I still love doing that, as I have for the last 60 years."
"The Companion of Honour I regarded as an award from the country for 50 years of work - which I thought was okay."
"The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember."
"The Room I wrote in 1957, and I was really gratified to find that it stood up. I didn't have to change a word."
"Iraq is just a symbol of the attitude of western democracies to the rest of the world."

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