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Quotations by author » Peter Ustinov
English actor and writer, b. 1921
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A diplomat these days in nothing, but a head waiter who is allowed to sit down occasionally.
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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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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.
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By increasing the size of the keyhole, today's playwrights are in danger of doing away with the door.
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Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
Children
Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
Comedy
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
BeliefFriends
Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy.
Corruption
Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.
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Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find.
Criticism
He shows great originality, which must be curbed at all cost
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Her virtue was that she said what she thought, her vice that what she thought didn't amount to much.
Virtue
I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day.
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I have four children which is not bad considering I'm not a Catholic.
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I have three daughters and I find as a result I played King Lear almost without rehearsal
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I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me the most civilised music in the world.
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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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If Botticelli were alive today he'd be working for Vogue.
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If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done.
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In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.
America and Americans
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