Peter Ustinov — English Actor born on April 16, 1921, died on March 28, 2004

Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE FRSA was an English actor, writer and dramatist. He was also renowned as a filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, author, screenwriter, comedian, humorist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster, and television presenter. A noted wit and raconteur, he was a fixture on television talk shows and lecture circuits for much of his career. He was also a respected intellectual and diplomat who, in addition to his various academic posts, served as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and President of the World Federalist Movement... (wikipedia)

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.
A diplomat these days in nothing, but a head waiter who is allowed to sit down occasionally.
Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
At the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords we're all Generals. Only some of us never grow out of it.
I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day.

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