Zitat des Tages von Peter Ustinov:
The only reason I made a commercial for American Express was to pay for my American Express bill.
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
Sex is a conversation carried out by other means. If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved.
I have four children which is not bad considering I'm not a Catholic.
Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy.
A diplomat these days is nothing, but a head waiter who is allowed to sit down occasionally.
I have three daughters and I find as a result I played King Lear almost without rehearsal.
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.
Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.
Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.
The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us.
Pavarotti is not vain, but conscious of being unique.
Monica Seles: I'd hate to be next door to her on her wedding night.
Books, I don't know what you see in them. I can understand a person reading them, but I can't for the life of me see why people have to write them.
If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done.
Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.
It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.
In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.
I'm convinced there's a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer.
Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find.
The truth is an ambition which is beyond us.
To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
People who reach the top of the tree are only those who haven't got the qualifications to detain them at the bottom.
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.
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.
Intelligent or not, we all make mistakes and perhaps the intelligent mistakes are the worst, because so much careful thought has gone into them.
I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me the most civilised music in the world.
It is youth that has discovered love as a weapon.
At the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords we're all Generals. Only some of us never grow out of it.
Her virtue was that she said what she thought, her vice that what she thought didn't amount to much.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died.
Men think about women. Women think about what men think about them.
The habit of religion is oppressive, an easy way out of thought.
By increasing the size of the keyhole, today's playwrights are in danger of doing away with the door.
I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.