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    Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
    — Peter Ustinov
    The truth is an ambition which is beyond us.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: truth  ambition 
     
    Men think about women. Women think about what men think about them.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: men  women 
     
    A diplomat these days is nothing, but a head waiter who is allowed to sit down occasionally.
    — Peter Ustinov
    To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
    — Peter Ustinov
    Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: age  wrong 
     
    People who reach the top of the tree are only those who haven't got the qualifications to detain them at the bottom
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: people 
     
    There is no question but that if Jesus Christ, 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
    The point of living and of being an optimist is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: living  believe 
     
    Did you know that the worldwide food shortage that threatens up to five hundred million children could be alleviated at the cost of only one day, only one day, of modern warfare.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: children  food  child 
     
    Flogging. The only solution to every problem. I warrant even the culprit himself doesn't know! It was just - his turn!
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: problem 
     
    Sex is a conversation carried out by other means. If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: problem  sex 
     
    Monica Seles: I'd hate to be next door to her on her wedding night.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: hate  night 
     
    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
    tags: men  hate  fun  temptation 
     
    Intelligent or not, we all make mistakes and perhaps the intelligent mistakes are the worst, because so much careful thought has gone into them.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: thoughts  mistakes  gone 
     
    I'm convinced there's a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: future 
     
    In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: freedom  choice  america 
     
    If you're going to be a prisoner of your own mind, the least you can do is make sure it's well furnished.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: mind 
     
    Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: belief  people  doubt 
     
    Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: children  child  parent 
     
    Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: poor  war  terrorism 
     
    To be gentle, tolerant, wise and reasonable requires a goodly portion of toughness.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: wise 
     
    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
    tags: world  saying 
     
    Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: funny  comedy 
     
    At my age, I'm often asked if I'm frightened of death and my reply is always, I can't remember being frightened of birth.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: death  age  birth 
     
    Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: forgiveness 
     
    I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: humour  hell  imagine 
     
    To live like a poor man is only fun when you are rich.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: men  live  fun  poor 
     
    The young need old men. They need men who are not ashamed of age, not pathetic imitations of themselves. ... Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: children  men  young  age  child  parent 
     
    Toronto is a kind of New York operated by the Swiss.
    — Peter Ustinov
    All the hideously calculated hypocrisy of men when they commit a murder in the name of justice. Then it's the time of death on a grander scale, the hour of the great offenses - fix your bayonets boys - gentlemen, synchronize your watches - in ten seconds time the barrage starts, ... a thousand men are destined to die in order to capture a farmhouse no one has lived in for years.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: death  time  justice  men  murder  hypocrisy  die  boys  year 
     
    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
    tags: people  comedy 
     
    I have Russian, German, Spanish, Italian, French and Ethiopian blood in my veins.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: blood 
     
    And here is the lesson I learned in the army. If you want to do a thing badly, you have to work at it as though you want to do it well.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: work  lessons 
     
    That weakness in human nature which goes by the name of strength.
    — Peter Ustinov
    People are annoyed with the Chinese for not respecting more human rights. But with a population that size it's very difficult to have the same attitude to human rights.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: people  attitude  human  right 
     
    Life is unfair but remember sometimes it is unfair in your favour.
    — Peter Ustinov
    As I grow older I find that though I think I'm saying the same things as I always did, people listen to me more.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: people  saying 
     
    Life was cheap in the Middle Ages. It has become cheaper since. It is only in specific battles for specific lives that our culture is put to the test, and with it our humanity.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: humanity  live  culture  age  battle 
     
    Robert Vavra is one of these artists, part magician, part alchemist, who is able to create a series of photographs in unforgettable compositions. Only visible are the dunes, the blinding fields of flowers and the vast sky, the epic intimacy of Robert Vavra's vision.
    — Peter Ustinov
    tags: sky  flowers  intimacy  vision  artist 
     
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    peter ustinov
    Birth    : April 16, 1921
    Death  : March 28, 2004
    Occupation  : Actor