Quotes by Peter Ustinov

As for being a General, well, at the age of four with paper hates and wooden swords, we're all Generals. Only some of us never grow out of it.
– Peter Ustinov
Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy.
– Peter Ustinov
I have four children which is not bad considering I'm not a Catholic.
– Peter Ustinov
If Botticelli were alive today he'd be working for Vogue.
– Peter Ustinov
Monica Seles: I'd hate to be next door to her on her wedding night.
– Peter Ustinov
Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.
– Peter Ustinov
Pavarotti is not vain, but conscious of being unique.
– Peter Ustinov
Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus.
– Peter Ustinov
The social sciences were for all those who had not yet decided what to do with their lives, and for all those whose premature frustrations led them into the sterile alleys of confrontation.
– Peter Ustinov
The truth is an ambition which is beyond us.
– Peter Ustinov
Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.
– Peter Ustinov
Did you know that every two hours the nations of this world spend as much on armaments as they spend on the children of this world every year?
– Peter Ustinov
I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilised music in the world.
– Peter Ustinov
The point of living and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.
– Peter Ustinov
To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
– Peter Ustinov
The habit of religion is oppressive, an easy way out of thought.
– Peter Ustinov
Men think about women. Women think about what men think about them.
– Peter Ustinov
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
– Peter Ustinov
In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.
– Peter Ustinov
I'm convinced there's a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer.
– Peter Ustinov