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Peter Ustinov

Data de nascimento: 16. Abril 1921
Data de falecimento: 28. Março 2004
Outros nomes: Peter Alexander Ustinov

Nota: Se procura pelo marechal da União Soviética, consulte Dmitri Ustinov

Sir Peter Alexander Freiherr von Ustinov CBE foi um ator e escritor inglês. Wikipedia

Citações Peter Ustinov

„Sua virtude era dizer o que pensava; o defeito, que os pensamentos não valiam nada.“

—  Peter Ustinov

Her virtue was that she said what she thought, her vice that what she thought didn't amount to much.
Ustinov's comic touch http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/3578959.stm, BBC News (12 de março de 2004)

„O progresso não para. Deus criou o mundo em seis dias. E o que temos hoje? A semana de cinco dias.“

—  Peter Ustinov

citado em "3001 pensamentos"‎ - Página 197, CABADA, Gerardo, Edicoes Loyola, 2001, ISBN 8515023075, 9788515023073

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„The only one who's always punctual is Death“

—  Peter Ustinov, Romanoff and Juliet

Act I
Romanoff and Juliet (1956)
Contexto: The only one who's always punctual is Death … whatever the time he always strikes his knell at the first streak of dawn … and believe me, he knows what he's doing. How I hate the dawn! It's the hour of the firing squad. The last glass of brandy. The ultimate cigarette. The final wish. All the hideously calculated hypocrisy of men when they commit a murder in the name of justice. Then it's the time of death on a grander scale, the hour of the great offenses … fix your bayonets boys …gentlemen, synchronize your watches … in ten seconds time the barrage starts … a thousand men are destined to die in order to capture a farmhouse no one has lived in for years... And finally dawn is the herald of the day, our twelve hours of unimportance, when we have to cede to the pressures of the powers, smile at people we have every reason but expediency to detest … A diplomat these days is nothing but a head-waiter who's allowed to sit down occasionally.

„Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.“

—  Peter Ustinov

As quoted in Morrow's International Dictionary of Contemporary Quotations (1982) by Jonathon Green

„We have fought two wars to end war. In 1976, the nations of this world set aside the same amount of money for its starving children as the lavished on armaments every two hours.“

—  Peter Ustinov, livro Dear Me

Dear Me (1977)
Contexto: We have fought two wars to end war. In 1976, the nations of this world set aside the same amount of money for its starving children as the lavished on armaments every two hours. Can any right-minded man afford to be a pessimist? That was a luxury for easier days. <!-- p. 167

„It is unfortunate for all that no moral issue has ever been clearer. Any attempt to plea-bargain with outlaws and renegades will only be at the expense of honor, decency and self-respect.“

—  Peter Ustinov

On Serbian war aims and human rights abuses during the post-Yugoslavian conlicts, and especially the Bosnian War, as quoted in (10 June 1993)
Contexto: It is unfortunate for all that no moral issue has ever been clearer. Any attempt to plea-bargain with outlaws and renegades will only be at the expense of honor, decency and self-respect. The Serbs, are two-dimensional people with a craving for simplicity and an ideology so basic it can be understood without effort. They need enemies, not friends, to focus their two-dimensional ideas. Life for them is a simple tune, never an orchestration, or even a pleasant harmony. Animals make use of their resources with far greater felicity than these retorted creatures, whose subscription to the human race is well in arrears.

„All the hideously calculated hypocrisy of men when they commit a murder in the name of justice.“

—  Peter Ustinov, Romanoff and Juliet

Act I
Romanoff and Juliet (1956)
Contexto: The only one who's always punctual is Death … whatever the time he always strikes his knell at the first streak of dawn … and believe me, he knows what he's doing. How I hate the dawn! It's the hour of the firing squad. The last glass of brandy. The ultimate cigarette. The final wish. All the hideously calculated hypocrisy of men when they commit a murder in the name of justice. Then it's the time of death on a grander scale, the hour of the great offenses … fix your bayonets boys …gentlemen, synchronize your watches … in ten seconds time the barrage starts … a thousand men are destined to die in order to capture a farmhouse no one has lived in for years... And finally dawn is the herald of the day, our twelve hours of unimportance, when we have to cede to the pressures of the powers, smile at people we have every reason but expediency to detest … A diplomat these days is nothing but a head-waiter who's allowed to sit down occasionally.

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