Peter Ustinov, fully Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov

Peter
Ustinov, fully Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov
1921
2004

English Actor, Writer, Producer, Playwright and Dramatist, Winner of Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards for Acting and Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children

Author Quotes

I am convinced that it is of primordial importance to learn more every year than the year before. After all, what is education but a process by which a person begins to learn how to learn.

Unfortunately, the balance of nature decrees that a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares.

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

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

There are experts in little things but there are no experts in big things. There are experts in this fact and that fact but there are no moral experts.

The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us.

That weakness in human nature which goes by the name of strength.

Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich.

Since we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our minds, our one 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.

People who reach the top of the tree are only those who haven't got the qualifications to detain them at the bottom.

Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.

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

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

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

It is our responsibilities not ourselves that we should take seriously.

Intelligent or not, we all make mistakes and perhaps the intelligent mistakes are the worst, because so much careful thought has gone into them.

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

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

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

I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humor and English wine.

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.

Her virtue was that she said what she thought; her vice that what she thought didn't amount to much.

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

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

Author Picture
First Name
Peter
Last Name
Ustinov, fully Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov
Birth Date
1921
Death Date
2004
Bio

English Actor, Writer, Producer, Playwright and Dramatist, Winner of Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards for Acting and Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children