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.
I never think of myself as wise. I think of myself as possessing a critical intelligence which I intend to allow to operate.
Iraq is just a symbol of the attitude of western democracies to the rest of the world.
Most of the press is in league with government, or with the status quo.
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.
No matter how you look at it, all the emotions connected with love are not really immortal; like all other passions in life, they are bound to fade at some point. The trick is to convert love into some lasting friendship that overcomes the fading passion.