Peter Ustinov Quotes

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Peter Ustinov Quotes

The stupidity of a stupid man is mercifully intimate and reticient, while the stupidity of an intellectual is cried from the rooftops.
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Love is an act of endless forgiveness; a tender look which becomes a habit.

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Unfortunately, a superabundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares

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

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I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool, an optimist must know what a sad place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day.

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The point of living and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come

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If history teaches us one thing, than that history teaches us nothing.

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The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us

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

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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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Men think about women. Women think about what men think about them.

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Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.

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Laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died.

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

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

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We used to have lots of questions to which there were no answers. Now, with the computer, there are lots of answers to which we haven't thought up questions.

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The stupidity of a stupid man is exercised in a restricted field; the stupidity of an intelligent man has a much wider diffusion, and a far greater effect, aided as it is by the element of surprise.

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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.

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I am an international citizen conceived in Russia, born in England, working in Hollywood, living in Switzerland, and touring the World.

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Because they have been in love they have survived everything that life could throw at them, even their own failures.

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I'm Rally of Unionist Separist Extremes, sometimes known as the R.U.S.E. ... It's the party at present in power.

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American democracy is the inalienable right to sit on your front porch, in your pyjamas, drinking a can of beer and shouting out 'Where else is this possible?' Which doesn't seem to me to be freedom, really.

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