Orson Welles Quotes

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Orson Welles quotes: The basic and essential human is the woman. The basic and essential human is the woman.
Orson Welles quotes: If I don't like somebody's looks, I don't like them. If I don't like somebody's looks, I don't like them.
Orson Welles quotes: I don't pray because I don't want to bore God. I don't pray because I don't want to bore God.
Orson Welles quotes: I got that good a contract because I really didn't want to make a film. I got that good a contract because I really didn't want to make a film.
Orson Welles quotes: A director is someone who presides over a series of accidents. A director is someone who presides over a series of accidents.
Orson Welles quotes: I have always been more interested in experiment, than in accomplishment. I have always been more interested in experiment, than in accomplishment.
Orson Welles quotes: Film is like a colony and there are very few colonists. Film is like a colony and there are very few colonists.
Orson Welles quotes: If I had only one film in the world to save, it would be 'Grand Illusion.' If I had only one film in the world to save, it would be 'Grand Illusion.'
Orson Welles quotes: Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn
Orson Welles quotes: I would rather be on the set than doing anything. I would rather be on the set than doing anything.
Orson Welles quotes: Husbands should revolt from time to time. Even the best circus-number becomes boring if the beast is too tame. Husbands should revolt from time to time. Even the best circus-number becomes boring if the beast is too tame.
Orson Welles quotes: The only reason for doing a play is to make a statement about it, and by that I don't mean a conceit of the producer. The only reason for doing a play is to make a statement about it, and by that I don't mean a conceit of the producer.
Orson Welles quotes: I discovered at the age of six that everything was a phony, worked with mirrors. Since then, I've always wanted to be a magician. I discovered at the age of six that everything was a phony, worked with mirrors. Since then, I've always wanted to be a magician.
Orson Welles quotes: I love informality. I hate dressing up. I hate to be conventional - and I hate every kind of snob. I love informality. I hate dressing up. I hate to be conventional - and I hate every kind of snob.
Orson Welles quotes: In the theater there are 1,500 cameras rolling at the same time - in the cinema, only one. In the theater there are 1,500 cameras rolling at the same time - in the cinema, only one.
Orson Welles quotes: Our songs will all be silenced, but what of it? Go on singing. Our songs will all be silenced, but what of it? Go on singing.
Orson Welles quotes: 'The Godfather' was the glorification of a bunch of bums who never existed. 'The Godfather' was the glorification of a bunch of bums who never existed.
Orson Welles quotes: Every true artist must, in his own way, be a magician, a charlatan. Every true artist must, in his own way, be a magician, a charlatan.
Orson Welles quotes: A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet. A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
Orson Welles quotes: Don't give them what you think they want. Give them what they never thought was possible. Don't give them what you think they want. Give them what they never thought was possible.
Orson Welles quotes: I never make my mind up about anything at all, until it's over and done with. I never make my mind up about anything at all, until it's over and done with.
Orson Welles quotes: Movie directing is a perfect refuge for the mediocre. Movie directing is a perfect refuge for the mediocre.
Orson Welles quotes: I look back on my life and it's 95% running around trying to raise money to make movies and 5% actually making them. It's no way to live. I look back on my life and it's 95% running around trying to raise money to make movies and 5% actually making them. It's no way to live.
Orson Welles quotes: Ignorance sheer ignorance. There is no confidence to equal it. It's only when you know something about a profession that you are timid or careful. Ignorance sheer ignorance. There is no confidence to equal it. It's only when you know something about a profession that you are timid or careful.
Orson Welles quotes: You're beautful. Yes you are, you're very very beautiful. Extremely beautiful. You're beautful. Yes you are, you're very very beautiful. Extremely beautiful.
Orson Welles quotes: Fake is as old as the Eden tree. Fake is as old as the Eden tree.
Orson Welles quotes: They teach anything in universities today. You can major in mud pies. They teach anything in universities today. You can major in mud pies.
Orson Welles quotes: There are three intolerable things in life - cold coffee, lukewarm champagne, and overexcited women ... There are three intolerable things in life - cold coffee, lukewarm champagne, and overexcited women ...
Orson Welles quotes: Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch. Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch.
Orson Welles quotes: I'm a lurid character! I'm a lurid character!
Orson Welles quotes: I've spent most of my mature life trying to prove that I'm not irresponsible. I've spent most of my mature life trying to prove that I'm not irresponsible.
Orson Welles quotes: A movie studio is the best toy a boy ever had. A movie studio is the best toy a boy ever had.
Orson Welles quotes: My definition of success is not having things thrown at me! My definition of success is not having things thrown at me!
Orson Welles quotes: A movie in production is the greatest train set a boy could ever have. A movie in production is the greatest train set a boy could ever have.
Orson Welles quotes: It isn't worth it. No money is worth this ... [walks out] It isn't worth it. No money is worth this ... [walks out]
Orson Welles quotes: I don't pray really, because I don't want to bore God. I don't pray really, because I don't want to bore God.
Orson Welles quotes: The two things you cannot do effectively on stage are pray and copulate. The two things you cannot do effectively on stage are pray and copulate.
Orson Welles quotes: Nobody who takes on anything big and tough can afford to be modest. Nobody who takes on anything big and tough can afford to be modest.
Orson Welles quotes: Look at the real prodigies, and I look like nothing compared to them. Look at the real prodigies, and I look like nothing compared to them.
Orson Welles quotes: I prefer the old masters, by which I mean John Ford, John Ford, and John Ford. I prefer the old masters, by which I mean John Ford, John Ford, and John Ford.
Orson Welles quotes: I much prefer people who rock the boat to people who jump out. I much prefer people who rock the boat to people who jump out.
Orson Welles quotes: I'm one of those fellows so frightened of driving that I go 80 miles an hour - and the more frightened I get, the faster I go. I'm one of those fellows so frightened of driving that I go 80 miles an hour - and the more frightened I get, the faster I go.
Orson Welles quotes: I hate Woody Allen physically, I dislike that kind of man. I hate Woody Allen physically, I dislike that kind of man.
Orson Welles quotes: Hollywood is a gold-plated suburb suitable for golfers, gardeners, assorted middlemen, and contented movies stars. I am none of these things. Hollywood is a gold-plated suburb suitable for golfers, gardeners, assorted middlemen, and contented movies stars. I am none of these things.
Orson Welles quotes: The absence of limitations is the enemy of art. The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Orson Welles quotes: Hollywood is the only industry, even taking in soup companies, which does not have laboratories for the purpose of experimentation. Hollywood is the only industry, even taking in soup companies, which does not have laboratories for the purpose of experimentation.
Orson Welles quotes: At twenty-one, so many things appear solid, permanent, untenable. At twenty-one, so many things appear solid, permanent, untenable.
Orson Welles quotes: There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror. There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror.
Orson Welles quotes: Make up an extra copy of that picture and send it to the Chronicle. Make up an extra copy of that picture and send it to the Chronicle.
Orson Welles quotes: If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story. If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Orson Welles quotes: If I ever own a restaurant, I will never allow the waiters to ask if the diners like their dishes. Particularly when they're talking. If I ever own a restaurant, I will never allow the waiters to ask if the diners like their dishes. Particularly when they're talking.
Orson Welles quotes: The cinema has no boundary; it is a ribbon of dream. The cinema has no boundary; it is a ribbon of dream.
Orson Welles quotes: Roosevelt used to say, You and I are the two best actors in America. Roosevelt used to say, You and I are the two best actors in America.
Orson Welles quotes: Computers combine things to make new knowledge at such high speed that we cannot absorb it. Computers combine things to make new knowledge at such high speed that we cannot absorb it.
Orson Welles quotes: If you want a happy ending, it just depends on where you close the book! If you want a happy ending, it just depends on where you close the book!
Orson Welles quotes: Almost all serious stories in the world are stories of failure with a death in it. But there is more lost paradise in them than defeat. Almost all serious stories in the world are stories of failure with a death in it. But there is more lost paradise in them than defeat.
Orson Welles quotes: As for my style, for my vision of the cinema, editing is not simply one aspect; it's the aspect. As for my style, for my vision of the cinema, editing is not simply one aspect; it's the aspect.
Orson Welles quotes: I drag my myth around with me. I drag my myth around with me.
Orson Welles quotes: Why spend 18 hours watching someone else's war, when you know how it comes out? We win, and then have to buy all their cars. Why spend 18 hours watching someone else's war, when you know how it comes out? We win, and then have to buy all their cars.
Orson Welles quotes: Only in a police state is the job of a policeman easy. Only in a police state is the job of a policeman easy.
Orson Welles quotes: The best thing commercially, which is the worst artistically, by and large, is the most successful. The best thing commercially, which is the worst artistically, by and large, is the most successful.
Orson Welles quotes: A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong. A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong.
Orson Welles quotes: I don't regard my career as something so precious that it comes before my convictions. I don't regard my career as something so precious that it comes before my convictions.