Talk:Peter Ustinov

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Unsourced[edit]

Sources should be found for these before being placed back into the article
  • I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine.
  • I don't know why I have these dreams. I've never wanted to be Pope. In fact, I have a greater affinity to Martin Luther.
    • Sir Peter Ustinov's 'Bizarre' Pope Dreams, 2001 — this seems to be a newspaper article's title, but not yet identified by newspaper.
  • When people say to me "Have a nice day", I reply "Sorry, I've made other plans".
    • This definitely seems to be another comic's line — but no source found for it, as yet, for anyone.

Missing comma - can we correct it?[edit]

Hi all!

In:

  • If Botticelli were alive today he'd be working for Vogue.
    • As quoted in The Observer (21 October 1968)

(appears twice)

there should be a comma after the "today". Are we allowed to add it for coherency?

Shlomif 09:03, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Though the comma is placed in some published works since 1994, all accessible earlier publications and many later ones seem to be without the comma, though it seems the original Vogue article is not online to acess. One could add it as a variant, as I will now do, but I recognize that most people are not as willing to accept punctuation differences as sufficient to comprise notable variants to the same degree as variants in wording are. ~ Kalki (talk · contributions) 12:59, 2 April 2011 (UTC)
You also remark that it "appears twice" — but as with articles in many magazines and books, quotes used as captions in side images here are in addition to those occurrences in the main text articles, not something that exclude the need or desirability of normally cited citations withn them. ~ Kalki (talk · contributions) 13:08, 2 April 2011 (UTC)