Peter Alexander Ustinov

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Author Information

Name
Peter Alexander
Last name
Ustinov
Born
April 16, 1921in Londra
Died
March 28, 2004in Vaud
Gender
male
Nationality
English
Profession
film director, actor
Zodiac sign
Aries

Peter Alexander Ustinov Movies

Peter Alexander Ustinov movie quotes, phrases and lines

“Courage is often lack of insight, while cowardice is based pretty often on good information.”
Peter Alexander Ustinov

“Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.”
Peter Alexander Ustinov

“It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.”
Peter Alexander Ustinov

“Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.”
Peter Alexander Ustinov

“The only reason I made a commercial for American Express was to pay for my American Express bill.”
Peter Alexander Ustinov

“I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilized music in the world.”
Peter Alexander Ustinov

“Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.”
Peter Alexander Ustinov

“The point of living and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.”
Peter Alexander Ustinov

“Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.”
Peter Alexander Ustinov

“I’m convinced there’s a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer.”
Peter Alexander Ustinov

From the movie: The Great Muppet Caper

“- Truck Driver: What are you doing here?
– Oscar the Grouch: A very brief cameo.
– Truck Driver: Me too.”
Peter Alexander Ustinov – Truck Driver
Caroll Spinney – Oscar the Grouch

From the movie: Stiff Upper Lips

“Let it be recorded that the condemned pleaded not guilty.”

Peter Alexander Ustinov – Horace

From the movie: Death on the Nile

“- Jacqueline De Bellefort: Simon was mine and he loved me, then she came along and… sometimes, I just want to put this gun right against her head, and ever so gently, pull the trigger. When I hear that sound more and more…
– Hercule Poirot: I know how you feel. We all feel like that at times. However, I must warn you, mademoiselle: Do not…”
Mia Farrow – Jacqueline De Bellefort
Peter Alexander Ustinov – Hercule Poirot

“People who reach the top of the tree are only those who haven’t got the qualifications to detain them at the bottom.”
Peter Alexander 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 Alexander Ustinov

“If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can’t be done.”
Peter Alexander Ustinov

From the movie: Lorenzo’s Oil

“- Augusto Odone: Dr. Nikolias, what about the other boys, what results are you seeing in them?
– Professor Nikolias: As with Lorenzo it’s too early to tell. We need this study to run for the full six months.
– Augusto Odone: And that would tell you what is obvious right now? That avoiding apple skins and pizza has no effect on this brutal disease?”
Nick Nolte – Augusto Odone
Peter Alexander Ustinov – Professor Nikolais

“Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.”
Peter Alexander Ustinov

“If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would
be that of an expert saying it can’t be done.”
Peter Alexander Ustinov

“Intelligent or not, we all make mistakes and perhaps the
intelligentmistakes are the worst, because so much careful
thought has gone into them.”
Peter Alexander Ustinov

“It is youth that has discovered love as a weapon.”
Peter Alexander Ustinov

“Laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died.”
Peter Alexander Ustinov

“Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which
becomes a habit.”
Peter Alexander Ustinov

“Parents are the bone on which children sharpen their teeth.”
Peter Alexander Ustinov

“The habit of religion is oppressive, an easy way out of thought.”
Peter Alexander Ustinov

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