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Summary

Harold Pinter was a famous Dramatist from England, who lived between October 10, 1930 and December 24, 2008. He became 78 years old.

Biography

Pinter is probably one of the most influential English playwrights of the postwar era. He wrote about thirty plays, twenty screenplays, and has been responsible for the production of approx. 30 plays. Among the most famous plays are The Birthday Party (1957), The Homecoming (1964), Old Times (1971) and Betrayal (1978). Several of the pieces have been restated to film by the writer, who has also written several film and television scripts of other writers' novels. In addition, he directed plays, both other authors and from our own production.

Pinter drama often deals with communication or lack of communication in interpersonal relationships, and the theme is often based on the conflict between the memory / forgetfulness, truth / lies, loyalty / betrayal, threat / security, articulate / silence and power / powerlessness. Konkliktene of the pieces is also often between men and women.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 34 quotes who is written / told by Harold.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Pinter

Famous quotes by Harold Pinter (34)


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"I think that NATO is itself a war criminal"
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"I think it is the responsibility of a citizen of any country to say what he thinks"
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"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"
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"I ought not to speak about the dead because the dead are all over the place"
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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"
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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?"
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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"
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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"
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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"
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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"
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"I believe an international criminal court is very much to be desired"
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"I also found being called Sir rather silly"
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"Good writing excites me, and makes life worth living"
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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"
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"Beckett had an unerring light on things, which I much appreciated"
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"Apart from the known and the unknown, what else is there?"
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"All that happens is that the destruction of human beings - unless they're Americans - is called collateral damage"
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"A short piece of work means as much to me as a long piece of work"
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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"
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"There are some good rules and there are some lousy rules"
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"The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember"
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"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"
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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"
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"One's life has many compartments"
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"One way of looking at speech is to say it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness"
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"One is and is not in the centre of the maelstrom of it all"
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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"
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"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"
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"Most of the press is in league with government, or with the status quo"
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"It's so easy for propaganda to work, and dissent to be mocked"
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"It was difficult being a conscientious objector in the 1940's, but I felt I had to stick to my guns"
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"Iraq is just a symbol of the attitude of western democracies to the rest of the world"
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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"
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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"


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