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"Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them" - Peter Ustinov
Double Oscar-winner Peter Ustinov, one of Britain's best loved and most
respected actors, died in 2004 at the of 82.
The son of part-Russian parents, Sir Peter was a novelist, noted public speaker
and an ambassador for charity UNICEF. His starring roles include movies
such as Spartacus, Topkapi, Death on the Nile and Logan's Run,
as well as many TV shows including the role of Hercule Poirot in film
adaptations of Agatha Christie's novels.
He was born in London in 1921, and educated at Westminster School in London
which he hated and left at 16 years of age, finding quick success on the London
stage. During World War II he was batman to actor David Niven and the pair
became lifelong friends.
Fluent in French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish, he could also speak a
little Greek and Turkish. He was married three times to Isolde Denham,
Suzanne Cloutier and Helene du Lau d'Allemans, and had four children.
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If the world should
blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it
cant be done.
Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
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?
Her virtue was that she said what she thought, her vice that what she
thought didn't amount to much.
I'm convinced there's a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office
where future diplomats are taught to stammer.
It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a
People who reach the top of the tree are only those who haven't got the
qualifications to detain them at the bottom.
The point of living and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to
believe the best is yet to come.
To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than
Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are
necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got
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