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Harold Pinter Quotes and Sayings

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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 Pinter

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

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 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

 

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

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 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

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

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

I believe an international criminal court is very much to be desired.
- 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Pinter

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

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

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 Pinter

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

I also found being called Sir rather silly.
- Harold Pinter

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

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

Good writing excites me, and makes life worth living.
- Harold Pinter

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

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

One's life has many compartments.
- 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

I'm very skeptical about the good intentions of Milosevic.
- Warren Christopher

He was driven by the idea that when Milosevic grabs a part of Bosnia,
Croatia should get a piece of it, too.
- Stjepan Mesic

I know there is moral outage in regard to Mr. Milosevic,
and that is certainly justified.
But what about our response?
- Pat Roberts

The most important thing is that Milosevic agreed to
sit at the negotiating table with the Kosovo Albanians.
- Boris Yeltsin

But we acted pre-emptively in Kosovo in 1999 to stop
Milosevic from doing what he was doing and increasingly
doing the ethnic cleansing in a systematic way.
- Lord Robertson

It should be clear to all, after the past ten years,
that NATO isn't attacking Serbia because of Milosevic;
it is attacking Milosevic because of Serbia.
- Slobodan Milosevic

It was Jacques Chirac and Schroeder both,
who pushed us into a conflict to remove Milosevic.
- Curt Weldon

The army did what Milosevic's regime asked of it,
which was to create a 'Greater Serbia'.
- Stjepan Mesic

Equality means nothing unless incorporated into the institutions.
- Slobodan Milosevic

Countries under foreign command quickly forget their history,
their past, their tradition, their national symbols,
their way of living, often their own literary language.
- Slobodan Milosevic

For as long as multinational communities have existed,
their weak point has always been the relations between different nations.
- Slobodan Milosevic

Yugoslavia is a multinational community and it can
survive only under the conditions of full equality
for all nations that live in it.
- Slobodan Milosevic

The only differences one can and should allow in socialism
are between hard working people and idlers and between
honest people and dishonest people.
- Slobodan Milosevic

It is the utmost necessity that this congress be a congress of unity.
- Slobodan Milosevic

The loss of national identity is the greatest defeat a nation can know,
and it is inevitable under the contemporary form of colonization.
- Slobodan Milosevic

We are not angels.
Nor are we the devils you have made us out to be.
- Slobodan Milosevic

The truth can not be drowned by any flood of false indictments.
- Slobodan Milosevic

At the time when this famous historical battle was fought in Kosovo,
the people were looking at the stars,
expecting aid from them.
Now, six centuries later, they are looking at the stars again,
waiting to conquer them.
- Slobodan Milosevic

Equal and united people can above all become a part
of the civilization toward which mankind is moving.
If we cannot be at the head of the column leading to such a civilization,
there is certainly no need for us to be at is tail.
- Slobodan Milosevic

We have no quarrel with America.
We all know NATO is the strongest military machine in the world.
We simply want them to stop being so busy with our
country and worry about their own problems.
- Slobodan Milosevic

NATO believes it can pick on a small nation and force
us to surrender our independence.
And that is where NATO miscalculated.
You are not willing to sacrifice lives to achieve our surrender.
But we are willing to die to defend our rights as an
independent sovereign nation.
- Slobodan Milosevic

It is difficult to say today whether the Battle of
Kosovo was a defeat or a victory for the Serbian people,
whether thanks to it we fell into slavery or we survived in this slavery.
- Slobodan Milosevic

Be skeptical, but learn to listen.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The rich are not born skeptical or cynical.
They are made that way by events, circumstances.
- Paul Getty

I think you can be cynical about religion on occasion,
and certainly skeptical about the degree to which some
people use religion to manipulate other people.
- Peter Jennings

Even the Lord had skeptical members of His party.
- Richard J. Daley

Tribulation will not hurt you, unless as it too often does;
it hardens you and makes you sour,
narrow and skeptical.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

It was important to me to find a label that wouldn't
back out after a first single.
Everyone's so used to hearing me with Hootie,
they're going to be skeptical.
- Darius Rucker

I was skeptical about doing Texas Chainsaw at first
because it's such a cult classic.
I'd seen some of the sequels and was not a fan of those.
- Jessica Biel

I'm always the last person they go to with a sequel,
because I'm the most skeptical.
You know, I'm very proud of what we've done,
and I don't want to screw up our series.
- Sigourney Weaver

Journalists are supposed to be skeptical,
that's what keeps them digging rather than simply accepting the official line,
whether it comes from government or corporate bureaucrats.
- Linda Chavez

Imagine if it happened to you: All of a sudden you
find this thing on your wrist and people are telling you it has powers.
I would be a little skeptical myself.
- Yancy Butler


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