Motivational Harold Pinter Quotes And Sayings

Motivational Harold Pinter Quotes And Sayings

Harold Pinter Quotes:- Harold Pinter ( 10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008) was a British playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor. A Nobel Prize winner, Pinter was one of the most influential modern British dramatists with a writing career that spanned more than 50 years.

Inspirational Harold Pinter Quotes

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

Inspirational Harold Pinter Quotes

All that happens is that the destruction of human beings – unless they’re Americans – is called collateral damage.
Harold Pinter

I also found being called Sir rather silly.
Harold Pinter

I ought not to speak about the dead because the dead are all over the place.
Harold Pinter

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

I think that NATO is itself a war criminal.
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.
Harold Pinter

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 Pinter

It’s so easy for propaganda to work, and dissent to be mocked.
Harold Pinter

Most of the press is in league with government, or with the status quo.
Harold Pinter

Famous Harold Pinter Quotes

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.
Harold Pinter

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

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

One’s life has many compartments.
Harold Pinter

The Companion of Honour I regarded as an award from the country for 50 years of work – which I thought was okay.
Harold Pinter

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

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.
Harold Pinter

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

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

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

Greatest Harold Pinter Quotes

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

Iraq is just a symbol of the attitude of western democracies to the rest of the world.
Harold Pinter

It was difficult being a conscientious objector in the 1940’s, but I felt I had to stick to my guns.
Harold Pinter

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

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 Pinter

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.
Harold Pinter

My first play was ‘The Room’, written when I was twenty-seven.
Harold Pinter

Quite often, I have a compelling sense of how a role should be played. And I’m proved – equally as often – quite wrong.
Harold Pinter

I left school at sixteen – I was fed up and restless. The only thing that interested me at school was English language and literature, but I didn’t have Latin, and so couldn’t go on to university. So I went to a few drama schools, not studying seriously; I was mostly in love at the time and tied up with that.
Harold Pinter

Latest Harold Pinter Quotes

I’ve never been able to understand what they mean by ‘Pinteresque,’. I’m sure it’s indefinable.
Harold Pinter

Analysis I take to be a scientific procedure. What I do is creative. It doesn’t spring from the same part of the mind.
Harold Pinter

I was told that, when ‘Betrayal’ was being produced by one of the provincial companies in England, the two actors playing those roles actually went into a pub one day and played that scene as if it were really happening to them. The people around them became very uncomfortable.
Harold Pinter

I think plays have nothing to do with one’s own personal life. Not in my experience, anyway. The stuff of drama has to do, not with your subject matter, anyway, but with how you treat it. Drama includes pain, loss, regret – that’s what drama is about!
Harold Pinter

I used to get up at five in the morning and play cricket.
Harold Pinter

Drama happens in big cricket matches. But also in small cricket matches.
Harold Pinter

Cricket, the whole thing, playing, watching, being part of the Gaieties, has been a central feature of my life.
Harold Pinter

The only theatre I ever saw was Shakespeare.
Harold Pinter

Famous Quotes by Harold Pinter 

A few friends and me used to go and watch Bunuel, Carne, Cocteau… Cocteau and Bunuel were surrealism. And I was very excited by that. ‘Un Chien Andalou’, especially.
Harold Pinter

My father was a tailor. He worked from seven o’clock in the morning until seven at night. At least when he got home, my mother always cooked him a very good dinner. Lots of potatoes, I remember; he used to knock them down like a dose of salts. He needed it, after a 12-hour day.
Harold Pinter

One should also remember that the U.S. is the biggest exporter of torture weapons in the world, though the U.K. is not far behind in the league table. We never stopped, even under Robin Cook’s supposedly ethical foreign policy.
Harold Pinter

All I’m saying is that there are many different kinds of political theatre and many plays I greatly admire: ‘Antigone,’ ‘Mother Courage,’ ‘All My Sons.’ But, if I tackle a political theme, I have to do it in my own way.
Harold Pinter

Truth in drama is forever elusive. You never quite find it, but the search for it is compulsive. The search is clearly what drives the endeavour. The search is your task.
Harold Pinter

I find the whole Blairish idea more and more repugnant every day. ‘New Labour’: the term itself is so trashy. Kind of ersatz.
Harold Pinter

Only by the sweat of my own brow. I am a totally working man.
Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter Quotes About Government

I certainly feel sad about the alienation from my son.
Harold Pinter

Things like Abu Ghraib and even Guantanamo are not new things: there are many precedents.
Harold Pinter

There was one man in the Labour government, Robin Cook, whom I had a very high regard for. He had the courage to speak out and to resign over Iraq. He was an admirable man. But resignation over a matter of principle is not a very fashionable thing in our society.
Harold Pinter

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I’ve written 29 damn plays. Isn’t that enough?
Harold Pinter

I don’t make judgments about my own work, and I don’t analyze it; I just let it happen. That applies to everything I’ve done.
Harold Pinter

I do tend to think that I’ve written a great deal out of my unconscious because half the time I don’t know what a given character is going to say next.
Harold Pinter

I’m always the interrogator. When I was an actor in rep, I always played sinister parts. The directors always said, ‘If there’s a nasty man about, cast Harold Pinter.’
Harold Pinter

The whole brunt of the media and the government is to encourage people to be highly competitive and totally selfish and uncaring of others.
Harold Pinter

Top Harold Pinter Quotes About Film

It’s such a delicate business, the structure of film isn’t it? What happens if a scene is not there but two minutes later? It’s an eternal, never-ending search, actually, which is very exciting. It really is.
Harold Pinter

You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good.
Harold Pinter

Many Americans, we know, are horrified by the posture of their government but seem to be helpless.
Harold Pinter

A character on stage who can present no convincing argument or information as to his past experience, his present behaviour or his aspirations, nor give a comprehensive analysis of his motives, is as legitimate and as worthy of attention as one who, alarmingly, can do all these things.
Harold Pinter

As far as I’m concerned, ‘The Caretaker’ is funny up to a point. Beyond that, it ceases to be funny, and it was because of that point that I wrote it.
Harold Pinter