Quotes by Peter Ustinov

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Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov (born Peter Alexander von Ustinow) (April 16, 1921 March 28, 2004) was a British-born and raised actor, writer, dramatist and raconteur.

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Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
The point of living, and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.
Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.
Sex is a conversation carried out by other means. If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved.
Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth.
Unfortunately, the balance of nature decrees that a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares.
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.
I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.
A diplomat these days in nothing, but a head waiter who is allowed to sit down occasionally.
To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.