Peter Ustinov Quotes

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Born: April 16, 1921, London, England, UK
Birth Country: UK
Died: Genolier, Vaud, Switzerland, March 28, 2004
Occupation: Actor

At the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords we're all Generals. Only some of us never grow out of it.
- Peter Ustinov

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
- 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

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

Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.
- Peter Ustinov

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.
- Peter Ustinov

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

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

If Botticelli were alive today he'd be working for Vogue.
- Peter Ustinov

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

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

Men think about women. Women think about what men think about them.
- Peter Ustinov

Monica Seles: I'd hate to be next door to her on her wedding night.
- Peter Ustinov

The habit of religion is oppressive, an easy way out of thought.
- Peter Ustinov

The truth is an ambition which is beyond us.
- Peter Ustinov

The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us.
- Peter Ustinov

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