"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."
"God gave us the gift of life it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well."Harold Pinter on Voltaire
"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."Harold Pinter on Oprah Winfrey
"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me."Harold Pinter on Jim Valvano
"I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity."Harold Pinter on Eleanor Roosevelt
"The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance."Harold Pinter on Brian Tracy
"Iraq is just a symbol of the attitude of western democracies to the rest of the world."
"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."
"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."