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Harold Pinter
October 10, 1930 -
Nationality: English
Category: Dramatist
Subcategory: English Dramatist

Apart from the known and the unknown, what else is there?


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.


I never think of myself as wise. I think of myself as possessing a critical intelligence which I intend to allow to operate.


The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember.


This particular nurse said, Cancer cells are those which have forgotten how to die. I was so struck by this statement.


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 mean, don't forget the earth's about five thousand million years old, at least. Who can afford to live in the past?


I think it is the responsibility of a citizen of any country to say what he thinks.


A short piece of work means as much to me as a long piece of work.


One is and is not in the centre of the maelstrom of it all.


There are some good rules and there are some lousy rules.


If Milosevic is to be tried, he has to be tried by a proper court, an impartial, properly constituted court which has international respect.


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.


One way of looking at speech is to say it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness.


I also found being called Sir rather silly.


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.


It's so easy for propaganda to work, and dissent to be mocked.


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.


Beckett had an unerring light on things, which I much appreciated.


The crimes of the U.S. throughout the world have been systematic, constant, clinical, remorseless, and fully documented but nobody talks about them.


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