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Peter Ustinov Quotes

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Peter Ustinov
April 16, 1921 - March 28, 2004
Nationality: English
Category: Actor
Subcategory: English Actor

Books, I don't know what you see in them. I can understand a person reading them, but I can't for the life of me see why people have to write them.


The point of living and of being an optimist is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.


The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us.


I have four children which is not bad considering I'm not a Catholic.


Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus.


The social sciences were for all those who had not yet decided what to do with their lives, and for all those whose premature frustrations led them into the sterile alleys of confrontation.


Her virtue was that she said what she thought, her vice that what she thought didn't amount to much.


I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.


I'm convinced there's a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer.


A diplomat these days in nothing, but a head waiter who is allowed to sit down occasionally.


Monica Seles: I'd hate to be next door to her on her wedding night.


The habit of religion is oppressive, an easy way out of thought.


In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.


If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done.


Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.


Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.


The only reason I made a commercial for American Express was to pay for my American Express bill.


It is youth that has discovered love as a weapon.


I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me the most civilised music in the world.


By increasing the size of the keyhole, today's playwrights are in danger of doing away with the door.


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