Bite-sized Wisdom: Pinter

Another great playwright puts it all in perspective for us. Enjoy the weekend!

“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

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13 thoughts on “Bite-sized Wisdom: Pinter

  1. Brilliantly said. And illustrated!

    I’ve been a fan of Pinter’s ever since I saw “The Servant” with Dirk Bogarde. I was a mere child at the time, and not very sophisticated (not that I am at all now), however I found it both hilarious and deeply unsettling. Bogarde’s Barrett was an ingeniously creepy invention.

    Many years later, I was amused to hear a film critic describe Timothy Dalton’s James Bond as the first “Pinteresque” interpretation of Fleming’s superspy. Which is laugh-out-loud funny if you know Pinter… 🙂

  2. I needed money for my MA in creative writing and wrote to loads of English literary types. He, Tom Stoppard and David Hare helped me out, as did Phil Collins. Uri Geller told me to get a job. Jeffrey Archer was about to go to prison. I guess that’s why he never got back to me. I may not be the best ever historian but years of being a secretary means I do great letters.

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