By Lauren Ball
In recent years, the West End has gone Pinter crazy. We've even named a theatre after him. So why has London fallen so in love with his words and the pauses between them? We think these ten quotes will show you.
When you lead a life of scholarship you can't be bothered with the humorous realities, you know, tits, that kind of thing.
Ashes to Ashes
I hate brandy...it stinks of modern literature.
I'm not going to bed without you.
Despair, old fruit, is a cancer. It should be castrated.
One for the Road
You have a wonderful casserole I mean wife.
One way of looking at speech is to say it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness.
Various Voices: Prose, Poetry, Politics
You taught me things a girl shouldn't know before she's been married at least three times!
The Birthday Party
I shall miss you so much when I'm dead. The loveliest of smiles. The softness of your
body in our bed.
Poem for Lady Antonia Fraser
Nobody had a thigh-kissing view, nobody but you had the thighs which kissed.
I know little of women. But I've heard dread tales.