Peter Sellers, CBE (born Richard Henry Sellers; 8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was an English film actor, comedian, and singer. He performed in the BBC Radio comedy series The Goon Show, featured on a number of hit comic songs and became known to a worldwide audience through his many film characterisations, among them Chief Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther series of films.
After a long day of grappling with a troublesome scene in one of the Pink Panther movies, Sellers phoned director Blake Edwards in the middle of the night. “I just talked to God!” the actor exclaimed. “And he told me how to do the scene.” The next day, on set, Edwards let Sellers demonstrate the divine intervention, and it was a disaster. Edwards said, “The next time you talk to God, tell him to stay out of show business!”
Here are some inspirational quotes by him:-
1.ON NOT BEING SELF-CENTERED
“There is no me. I do not exist. There used to be me, but I had it surgically removed”
2.ON GETTING USED TO THE DIFFICULTIES OF LIFE
“When you have been killed as many times as I have, you get used to it.”
“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the WAR ROOM!!!”
“If you ask me to play myself, I will not know what to do. I do not know who or what I am.”
5.ON THE POWER OF WORDS
“A person can destroy me with two words. It can just be the way they say them, the infection.”
“Some forms of reality are so horrible we refuse to face them unless we are trapped into it by comedy. To label, any subject unsuitable for comedy is to admit defeat”
“I’m a classic example of all humorists – only funny when I’m working. “
Women are more difficult to handle than men. It’s their minds.