Beckett had an unerring light on things, which I much appreciated.
Occasionally it does hit me, the words on a page. And I still love doing that, as I have for the last 60 years.
Iraq is just a symbol of the attitude of western democracies to the rest of the world.
A short piece of work means as much to me as a long piece of work.
It's so easy for propaganda to work, and dissent to be mocked.
The Companion of Honour I regarded as an award from the country for 50 years of work - which I thought was okay.
I could be a bit of a pain in the arse. Since I've come out of my cancer, I must say I intend to be even more of a pain in the arse.
Each play was, for me, 'a different kind of failure.' And that fact, I suppose, sent me on to write the next one.
While The United States is the most powerful nation the world has ever seen, it is also the most detested nation that the world has ever known.
I ought not to speak about the dead because the dead are all over the place.
There are some good rules and there are some lousy rules.
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.
Clinton's hands remain incredibly clean, don't they, and Tony Blair's smile remains as wide as ever. I view these guises with profound contempt.
The crimes of the U.S. throughout the world have been systematic, constant, clinical, remorseless, and fully documented but nobody talks about them.