11 April, 2007

Christopher Hampton, playwright, interviews

London Theatre Guide:

“The great thing about having a failure is that people leave you alone for a couple of years so you can regroup your forces. And the great disadvantage of being very successful is that... people think of you much more easily and you’re absolutely bombarded with offers.”

The Guardian:

"But why do I continue to write? I can only echo the words of Conrad. He says he tries to give you 'all you demand and perhaps also that glimpse of truth for which you have forgotten to ask'. For me, that's it. As a writer, you can't hope to change society. All you can do is shift people's perspective on what you see as the truth."

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