"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."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Harold Pinter on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Harold Pinter on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Harold Pinter on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Harold Pinter on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Harold Pinter on Albert Einstein
"Iraq is just a symbol of the attitude of western democracies to the rest of the world."
"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."
"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."
"Most of the press is in league with government, or with the status quo."
"I never think of myself as wise. I think of myself as possessing a critical intelligence which I intend to allow to operate."