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Harold Pinter Quotes & Quotations
Harold Pinter
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    A short piece of work means as much to me as a long piece of work. Harold-PinterHarold Pinter
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    All that happens is that the destruction of human beings - unless they're Americans - is called collateral damage. Harold-PinterHarold Pinter
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    Apart from the known and the unknown, what else is there? Harold-PinterHarold Pinter
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    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. Harold-PinterHarold Pinter
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    Good writing excites me, and makes life worth living. Harold-PinterHarold Pinter
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    I also found being called Sir rather silly. Harold-PinterHarold Pinter
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    I believe an international criminal court is very much to be desired. Harold-PinterHarold Pinter
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    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. Harold-PinterHarold Pinter
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    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. Harold-PinterHarold Pinter
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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. Harold-PinterHarold Pinter
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    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. Harold-PinterHarold Pinter
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    I mean, don't forget the earth's about five thousand million years old, at least. Who can afford to live in the past? Harold-PinterHarold Pinter
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    I never think of myself as wise. I think of myself as possessing a critical intelligence which I intend to allow to operate. Harold-PinterHarold Pinter
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    I ought not to speak about the dead because the dead are all over the place. Harold-PinterHarold Pinter
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    I 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. Harold-PinterHarold Pinter
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    I think it is the responsibility of a citizen of any country to say what he thinks. Harold-PinterHarold Pinter
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    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. Harold-PinterHarold Pinter
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    If Milosevic is to be tried, he has to be tried by a proper court, an impartial, properly constituted court which has international respect. Harold-PinterHarold Pinter
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    Iraq is just a symbol of the attitude of western democracies to the rest of the world. Harold-PinterHarold Pinter
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    It's so easy for propaganda to work, and dissent to be mocked. Harold-PinterHarold Pinter
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    Occasionally it does hit me, the words on a page. And I still love doing that, as I have for the last 60 years. Harold-Pinter/">Harold Pinter
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    One way of looking at speech is to say it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness. Harold-Pinter/">Harold Pinter
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    One's life has many compartments. Harold-Pinter/">Harold Pinter
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    The Companion of Honour I regarded as an award from the country for 50 years of work - which I thought was okay. Harold-Pinter/">Harold Pinter
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    The crimes of the U.S. throughout the world have been systematic, constant, clinical, remorseless, and fully documented but nobody talks about them. Harold-Pinter/">Harold Pinter
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    The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember. Harold-Pinter/">Harold Pinter
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    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. Harold-Pinter/">Harold Pinter
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    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. Harold-Pinter/">Harold Pinter
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    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. Harold-Pinter/">Harold Pinter
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    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. Harold-Pinter/">Harold Pinter