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Peter Ustinov
(1921-2004) born on
Apr 16
English actor, author, producer, director. He won Oscars as best supporting actor for "Spartacus," 1961 and "Topkap," 1965.
         
   
F
By increasing the size of the keyhole, today's playwrights are in danger of doing away with the door.

R
Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our one duty is to furnish it well.
A
The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us.
N
And here is the lesson I learned in the army. If you want to do a thing badly, you have to work at it as though you want to do it well.
K
A diplomat these days is nothing but a head-waiter who's allowed to sit down occasionally.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Christian Science Monitor," 14 Nov 62
R: Dear Me," Ch. 20
A: International Herald Tribune (Paris, 12 March 1990).
N: Dear Me," Ch. 8
K: The General, in Romanoff and Juliet, act 1. The part of the General was played by Ustinov himself in the first production of the play.
   


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