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Peter Ustinov

1921-2004. British actor, writer and director.

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

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Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth.

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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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Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.

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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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A diplomat these days in nothing, but a head waiter who is allowed to sit down occasionally.

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

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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.

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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.

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Sex is a conversation carried out by other means. If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved.

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