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I’ve never been able to understand what they mean by ‘Pinteresque,’. I’m sure it’s indefinable.
One is and is not in the centre of the maelstrom of it all.
All that happens is that the destruction of human beings – unless they’re Americans – is called collateral damage.
The only theatre I ever saw was Shakespeare.
I always start a play by calling the characters A, B, and C.
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.
A character on stage who can present no convincing argument or information as to his past experience, his present behaviour or his aspirations, nor give a comprehensive analysis of his motives, is as legitimate and as worthy of attention as one who, alarmingly, can do all these things.
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.
I do tend to think that I’ve written a great deal out of my unconscious because half the time I don’t know what a given character is going to say next.
The crimes of the U.S. throughout the world have been systematic, constant, clinical, remorseless, and fully documented but nobody talks about them.
I used to get up at five in the morning and play cricket.
I think it is the responsibility of a citizen of any country to say what he thinks.
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.
Beckett had an unerring light on things, which I much appreciated.
Things like Abu Ghraib and even Guantanamo are not new things: there are many precedents.