Best Quotes by Harold Pinter (Top 10)

  1. One way of looking at speech is to say it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness.
  2. There are some things one remembers even though they may never have happened.
  3. I think we communicate only too well, in our silence, in what is unsaid, and that what takes place is a continual evasion, desperate rearguard attempts to keep ourselves to ourselves. Communication is too alarming. To enter into someone else's life is too frightening. To disclose to others the poverty within us is too fearsome a possibility.
  4. Good writing excites me, and makes life worth living.
  5. I know the place. It is true. Everything we do Corrects the space Between death and me And you.
  6. The speech we hear is an indication of that which we don't hear. It is a necessary avoidance, a violent, sly, and anguished or mocking smoke screen which keeps the other in its true place. When true silence falls we are left with echo but are nearer nakedness. One way of looking at speech is to say that it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness.
  7. No matter how you look at it, all the emotions connected with love are not really immortal; like all other passions in life, they are bound to fade at some point. The trick is to convert love into some lasting friendship that overcomes the fading passion.
  8. The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember
  9. I'll tell you what I really think about politicians. The other night I watched some politicians on television talking about Vietnam. I wanted very much to burst through the screen with a flame thrower and burn their eyes out and their balls off and then inquire from them how they would assess the action from a political point of view.
  10. 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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