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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
Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find.

R
Unfortunately, the balance of nature decrees that a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares.
A
It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.
N
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.
K
To refuse awards. . . is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: BBC Radio Feb 52
R: Independent (London, 25 Feb. 1989), speaking of the U.S.A.
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: In "Christian Science Monitor," 14 Nov 62
K: Quoted in: David Shipman, Marlon Brando, ch. 13 (1989; first published 1974), on the refusal of Oscars by Marlon Brando and George C. Scott.
   


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