Harold Pinter's Quotes
Biography of Harold Pinter
I was brought up in the War. I was an adolescent in the Second World War. And I did witness in London a great deal of the Blitz.Tags: Great, Second, War
If Milosevic is to be tried, he has to be tried by a proper court, an impartial, properly constituted court which has international respect.Tags: Court, Respect, Tried
It was difficult being a conscientious objector in the 1940's, but I felt I had to stick to my guns.Tags: Difficult, Felt, Guns
Occasionally it does hit me, the words on a page. And I still love doing that, as I have for the last 60 years.Tags: Last, Love, Words
One's life has many compartments.Tags: Life
The Companion of Honour I regarded as an award from the country for 50 years of work - which I thought was okay.Tags: Country, Thought, Work
The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember.Tags: Past, Remember, Yourself
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.Tags: Change, Room, Word
My second play, The Birthday Party, I wrote in 1958 - or 1957. It was totally destroyed by the critics of the day, who called it an absolute load of rubbish.Tags: Birthday, Party, Second
There is a movement to get an international criminal court in the world, voted for by hundreds of states-but with the noticeable absence of the United States of America.Tags: Absence, America, United
There's a tradition in British intellectual life of mocking any non-political force that gets involved in politics, especially within the sphere of the arts and the theatre.Tags: Life, Politics, Theatre
I tend to think that cricket is the greatest thing that God ever created on earth - certainly greater than sex, although sex isn't too bad either.Tags: Bad, God, Sex
I never think of myself as wise. I think of myself as possessing a critical intelligence which I intend to allow to operate.Tags: Critical, Possessing, Wise
There are no hard distinctions between what is real and what is unreal, nor between what is true and what is false. A thing is not necessarily either true or false; it can be both true and false.Tags: Hard, Real, True
I don't intend to simply go away and write my plays and be a good boy. I intend to remain an independent and political intelligence in my own right.Tags: Away, Good, Political
This particular nurse said, Cancer cells are those which have forgotten how to die. I was so struck by this statement.Tags: Cancer, Die, Said
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.Tags: Accept, Found, Government
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.Tags: Hands, Smile, View
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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.Tags: Him, Unique, Used
I mean, don't forget the earth's about five thousand million years old, at least. Who can afford to live in the past?Tags: Forget, Moving On, Past
One way of looking at speech is to say it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness.Tags: Constant, Looking, Speech
I think it is the responsibility of a citizen of any country to say what he thinks.Tags: Citizen, Country, Thinks
Iraq is just a symbol of the attitude of western democracies to the rest of the world.Tags: Attitude, Iraq, Rest
Most of the press is in league with government, or with the status quo.Tags: Government, Press, Status
The crimes of the U.S. throughout the world have been systematic, constant, clinical, remorseless, and fully documented but nobody talks about them.Tags: Constant, Nobody, Talks
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.Tags: Nation, Powerful, While
All that happens is that the destruction of human beings - unless they're Americans - is called collateral damage.Tags: Happens, Human, Unless
I believe an international criminal court is very much to be desired.Tags: Court, Criminal, Desired
I could be a bit of a pain in the arse. Since I've come out of my cancer, I must say I intend to be even more of a pain in the arse.Tags: Cancer, Pain, Since