Peter Ustinov


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Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov (16 April 1921 – 28 March 2004) was an English actor, writer and dramatist. He was also renowned as a filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, author, screenwriter, comedian, humourist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster and television presenter. A noted wit and raconteur, he was a fixture on television talk shows and lecture circuits for ... more »

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  • ''Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.''
    Peter Ustinov (b. 1921), British actor, writer, director. Christian Science Monitor (Boston, December 9, 1958).
  • ''I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.''
    Peter Ustinov (b. 1921), British actor, writer, director. Dear Me, ch. 5 (1977).
  • ''Unfortunately, the balance of nature decrees that a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares.''
    Peter Ustinov (b. 1921), British actor, writer, director. Independent (London, Feb. 25, 1989). Speaking of the U.S.A....
  • ''The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us.''
    Peter Ustinov (b. 1921), British actor, writer, director. International Herald Tribune (Paris, Mar. 12, 1990).
  • ''Sex is a conversation carried out by other means. If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved.''
    Peter Ustinov (b. 1921), British actor, writer, director. Interview by Wendy Leigh, Speaking Frankly (1978).
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