the other side of the mirror

‘There are no hard distinctions between what is real and what is unreal, nor between what is true and what is false. A thing is not necessarily either true or false; it can be both true and false.’ image source Guardian

This is from the introductionary sentences with which Harold Pinter quoted himself in his video-taped Nobel acceptance speech. He continued …

I believe that these assertions still make sense and do still apply to
the exploration of reality through art. So as a writer I stand by them but as a citizen I cannot. As a citizen I must ask: What is true? What is false?

.. to lay out eventually one of the most political speeches ever held at the Swedish Academy especially on the Iraq politics of US … To close the circle he started in his introduction with ….

When we look into a mirror we think the image that confronts us is accurate. But move a millimetre and the image changes. We are actually looking at a never-ending range of reflections. But sometimes a writer has to smash the mirror – for it is on the other side of that mirror that the truth stares at us.

As much as I think this speech worth to be passed on there are still the discussions and thoughts on my mind concerning Pinter’s on first glance rather disturbing viewpoint on politics around the Milosevic trial. For some information the following links can be looked up:
guardian and Pinter’s statements ..

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