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30 quotations by Harold Pinter

QuoteWhile 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.Quote

QuoteThere'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.Quote

QuoteThere 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.Quote

QuoteThe Room I wrote in 1957, and I was really gratified to find that it stood up. I didn't have to change a word.Quote

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

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

QuoteThe Companion of Honour I regarded as an award from the country for 50 years of work - which I thought was okay.Quote

QuoteOne's life has many compartments.Quote

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

QuoteOccasionally it does hit me, the words on a page. And I still love doing that, as I have for the last 60 years.Quote

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

QuoteIraq is just a symbol of the attitude of western democracies to the rest of the world.Quote

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

QuoteI 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.Quote

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

QuoteI really believe that Clinton and Blair should be arraigned as war criminals. They justified Serbia by talking about humanitarian intervention. And that kind of crap I think we've had enough of.Quote

QuoteI ought not to speak about the dead because the dead are all over the place.Quote

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

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

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteI believe an international criminal court is very much to be desired.Quote

QuoteI also found being called Sir rather silly.Quote

QuoteGood writing excites me, and makes life worth living.Quote

QuoteClinton'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.Quote

QuoteApart from the known and the unknown, what else is there?Quote

QuoteAll that happens is that the destruction of human beings - unless they're Americans - is called collateral damage.Quote

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