December 7th, 2011
The letter this week is U
Not many U's in the dictionary, but here is an absolutely marvelous one....
U is for Ustinov.......Peter Ustinov
A two times Academy Award winning film actor, director, writer, journalist and raconteur. And it is as a raconteur I wish to entertain you with a few witty Ustinov quotes, and a wonderful video in which he recounts a tale of his mother's encounter with Queen Mary.
First the quotes.....
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.
At the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords we're all Generals. Only some of us never grow out of it.
It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me the most civilized music in the world.
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