Old Times

Themes

Harold Pinter:

  • “One way of looking at speech is to say it is a stratagem to cover nakedness.”
  • “What goes on in my plays is realistic, but what I’m doing is not realism.”
  • “The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember.”
  • “A thing is not necessarily either true or false; it can be both true and false.”

Cecily in The Importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde::

  • "Memory usually chronicles the things that have never happened, and couldn’t possibly have happened.”

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