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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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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....

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  • To refuse awards ... is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
    Peter Ustinov (b. 1921), British actor, writer, director. First published 1974). Quoted in David Shipman, Marlon Brando, ch. 13 (1989). On the refusal of Oscars by Marlon Brando and George C. Scott.
  • 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).
  • Laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died.
    Peter Ustinov (b. 1921), British actor, writer, director. Quoted in Observer (London, March 13, 1955).

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  • If Botticelli were alive today he'd be working for Vogue.
    Peter Ustinov (b. 1921), British actor, writer, director. Quoted in Observer (London, October 21, 1968).

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  • A diplomat these days is nothing but a head-waiter who's allowed to sit down occasionally.
    Peter Ustinov (b. 1921), British actor, writer, director. The general, in Romanoff and Juliet, act 1. The part of the general was played by Ustinov in the first production of the play.
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