Peter Ustinov (Actor)

#47405 Peter Ustinov

Ifwere alive today he'd be working for Vogue. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about work
#47406 Peter Ustinov

There is no question but that if, or a great prophet from another religion, were to come back today, he would find it virtually impossible to convince anyone of his credentials despite the fact that the vast evangelical machine on American television is predicated on His imminent return among us sinners. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about religion
#47407 Peter Ustinov

Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them. .

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#47408 Peter Ustinov

Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about immortality
#47409 Peter Ustinov

Laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died. .

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#47410 Peter Ustinov

Politicians only get to the top because they have no qualifications to detain them at the bottom. .

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#47411 Peter Ustinov

I hate being moved. I hate that man who came in. So self-righteous, so cruel. He made fun of me, that's why I cried. You never did that. You led me into temptation by your — politeness. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about self
#47412 Peter Ustinov

Irrespective of nationality, soldiers are always open to the same discomfort and to the same comradeship the world over. I'll make things easy for you if you make things easy for me. That is, after all the unwritten law of the barracks. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about world
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To be gentle, tolerant, wise and reasonable requires a goodly portion of toughness. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about good
#47415 Peter Ustinov

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

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#47416 Peter Ustinov

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

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#47417 Peter Ustinov

Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth. .

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#47418 Peter Ustinov

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about funny
#47419 Peter Ustinov

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

Peter Ustinov Quotes about freedom
#47420 Peter Ustinov

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. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about men
#47421 Peter Ustinov

Unfortunately, the balance of nature decrees that a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about dreams
#47422 Peter Ustinov

The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about truth
#47424 Peter Ustinov

It is unfortunate for all that no moral issue has ever been clearer. Any attempt to plea-bargain with outlaws and renegades will only be at the expense of honor, decency and self-respect. The Serbs, are two-dimensional people with a craving for simplicity and an ideology so basic it can be understood without effort. They need enemies, not friends, to focus their two-dimensional ideas. Life for them is a simple tune, never an orchestration, or even a pleasant harmony. Animals make use of their resources with far greater felicity than these retorted creatures, whose subscription to the human race is well in arrears. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about people
#47425 Peter Ustinov

is not vain, but conscious of being unique. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about being
#47427 Peter Ustinov

Sex is a conversation carried out by other means. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about conversation
#47428 Peter Ustinov

Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about war
#47429 Peter Ustinov

I have Russian, German, Spanish, Italian, French and Ethiopian blood in my veins. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about man
#47430 Peter Ustinov

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

Peter Ustinov Quotes about reason
#47431 Peter Ustinov

Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about faith
#47433 Peter Ustinov

I'm Rally of Unionist Separist Extremes, sometimes known as the R.U.S.E. … It's the party at present in power. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about time
#47436 Peter Ustinov

2nd Soldier: Do you mean that, as a General, you're not the tiniest bit ambitious for our military future?General: I prefer our military past. The harm's done and there it is. As for being a General, well, at the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords, we're all Generals. Only some of us never grow out of it. .

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#47437 Peter Ustinov

Stageplay and film written by Ustinov, based uponby ; these are a few sample quotes, the main artilce for this film is at .

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#47438 Peter Ustinov

Good-bye to you too ol' Rights of Man! .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about you
#47439 Peter Ustinov

It's hot. And there's a lot of it. I like everything about it except the flavor. .

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#47440 Peter Ustinov

Flogging. The only solution to every problem. I warrant even the culprit himself doesn't know! It was just — his turn! .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about war
#47441 Peter Ustinov

It's wrong to flog a man. It's against his being a man. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about man
#47442 Peter Ustinov

The sea is calm you said. Peaceful. Calm above, but below a world of gliding monsters preying on their fellows. Murderers, all of them. Only the strongest teeth survive. And who's to tell me it's any different here on board, or yonder on dry land. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about world
#47443 Peter Ustinov

You know Seymour, there are some men who cannot stand too much perfection. They see it as a disease, which must be stamped out at its first rash showing. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about men
#47444 Peter Ustinov

Lieutenant Seymour: Wyatt, we do not deal with justice here, but with the law.Lieutenant Wyatt: Was not the one conceived to serve the other? .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about justice
#47445 Peter Ustinov

I'd rather be buried at sea than on the shore when I come to die. Will you stand by the plank, mates, so I can shake a friendly hand before I sink? .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about sin
#47447 Peter Ustinov

Billy Budd: You didn't even hate him. I think that sometimes you hate yourself. I was thinking, sir, the nights are lonely. Perhaps I could talk with you between watches when you've nothing else to do.Claggert: Lonely. What do you know of loneliness?Billy Budd: Them's alone that want to be.Claggert: Nights are long. Conversation helps pass the time.Billy Budd: Can I talk to you again, then? It would mean a lot to me.Claggert: Perhaps to me, too. [His expression suddenly sours] Oh, no. You would charm me too, huh? Get away. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about time
#47448 Peter Ustinov

I am just a man, not fit to do the work of God... or the Devil. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about work
#47449 Peter Ustinov

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

Peter Ustinov Quotes about mind
#47450 Peter Ustinov

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

Peter Ustinov Quotes about music
#47451 Peter Ustinov

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. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about people
#47453 Peter Ustinov

I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool, an optimist must know what a sad place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about world
#47454 Peter Ustinov

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. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about science
#47455 Peter Ustinov

Basically I'm a very serious person, but I think the form it takes with me is comedy. I see the amusing side of all potentially pompous situations. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about comedy
#47457 Peter Ustinov

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

Peter Ustinov Quotes about thought
#47458 Peter Ustinov

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

Peter Ustinov Quotes about children
#47459 Peter Ustinov

It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously. .

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#47460 Peter Ustinov

To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about war
#47461 Peter Ustinov

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. .

Peter Ustinov Quotes about forgiveness
#47462 Peter Ustinov

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

Peter Ustinov Quotes about world
#47463 Peter Ustinov

Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find. .

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