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27 quotations by Peter Ustinov

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

QuoteThe truth is really an ambition which is beyond us.Quote

QuoteThe truth is an ambition which is beyond us.Quote

QuoteThe 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.Quote

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

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

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

QuoteThe French and the British are such good enemies that they can't resist being friends.Quote

QuotePlaywrights 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.Quote

QuotePavarotti is not vain, but conscious of being unique.Quote

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

QuoteMen think about women. Women think about what men think about them.Quote

QuoteLaughter would be bereaved if snobbery died.Quote

QuoteIt is youth that has discovered love as a weapon.Quote

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

QuoteIf Botticelli were alive today he'd be working for Vogue.Quote

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

QuoteI have three daughters and I find as a result I played King Lear almost without rehearsal.Quote

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

QuoteI 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.Quote

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

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

QuoteCourage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.Quote

QuoteContrary 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.Quote

QuoteComedy is simply a funny way of being serious.Quote

QuoteA diplomat these days is nothing but a head-waiter who's allowed to sit down occasionally.Quote

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