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Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
tags: children child immortality
— Peter Ustinov
The truth is an ambition which is beyond us.
tags: truth ambition
— Peter Ustinov
Men think about women. Women think about what men think about them.
tags: men women
— Peter Ustinov
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.
tags: age wrong
— Peter Ustinov
People who reach the top of the tree are only those who haven't got the qualifications to detain them at the bottom
tags: people
— Peter Ustinov
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.
tags: impossible questions facts jesus christ machine american sinner
— Peter Ustinov
The point of living and of being an optimist is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.
tags: living believe
— Peter Ustinov
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.
tags: children food child
— Peter Ustinov
Flogging. The only solution to every problem. I warrant even the culprit himself doesn't know! It was just - his turn!
tags: problem
— Peter Ustinov
Sex is a conversation carried out by other means. If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved.
tags: problem sex
— Peter Ustinov
Monica Seles: I'd hate to be next door to her on her wedding night.
tags: hate night
— 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.
tags: men hate fun temptation
— Peter Ustinov
Intelligent or not, we all make mistakes and perhaps the intelligent mistakes are the worst, because so much careful thought has gone into them.
tags: thoughts mistakes gone
— Peter Ustinov
I'm convinced there's a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer
tags: future
— Peter Ustinov
In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.
tags: freedom choice america
— Peter Ustinov
If you're going to be a prisoner of your own mind, the least you can do is make sure it's well furnished.
tags: mind
— Peter Ustinov
Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.
tags: belief people doubt
— Peter Ustinov
Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.
tags: children child parent
— Peter Ustinov
Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich.
tags: poor war terrorism
— Peter Ustinov
To be gentle, tolerant, wise and reasonable requires a goodly portion of toughness.
tags: wise
— 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.
tags: world saying
— Peter Ustinov
Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
tags: funny comedy
— Peter Ustinov
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.
tags: death age birth
— Peter Ustinov
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
tags: forgiveness
— Peter Ustinov
I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine.
tags: humour hell imagine
— Peter Ustinov
To live like a poor man is only fun when you are rich.
tags: men live fun poor
— Peter Ustinov
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.
tags: children men young age child parent
— Peter Ustinov
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.
tags: death time justice men murder hypocrisy die boys year
— 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.
tags: people comedy
— Peter Ustinov
I have Russian, German, Spanish, Italian, French and Ethiopian blood in my veins.
tags: blood
— Peter Ustinov
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.
tags: work lessons
— Peter Ustinov
That weakness in human nature which goes by the name of strength.
tags: nature human weakness 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.
tags: people attitude human right
— Peter Ustinov
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.
tags: people saying
— Peter Ustinov
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.
tags: humanity live culture age battle
— Peter Ustinov
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.
tags: sky flowers intimacy vision artist
— Peter Ustinov
peter ustinov
Birth    : April 16, 1921
Death  : March 28, 2004
Occupation  : Actor