Orson Welles Quotes (37 quotations)

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1. A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet. - Orson Welles

2. A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong. - Orson Welles

3. Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch. - Orson Welles

4. Create your own visual style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others. - Orson Welles

5. Ecstasy is not really part of the scene we can do on celluloid. - Orson Welles

6. Fake is as old as the Eden tree. - Orson Welles

7. For we must consider that we shall be a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world. - Orson Welles

8. Gluttony is not a secret vice. - Orson Welles

9. He is as unaffected as Albert Einstein. - Orson Welles

10. I do not suppose I shall be remembered for anything. But I don't think about my work in those terms. It is just as vulgar to work for the sake of posterity as to work for the sake of money. - Orson Welles

11. I don't pray because I don't want to bore God. - Orson Welles

12. I don't say that we ought to all misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could. - Orson Welles

13. I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could. - Orson Welles

14. I feel I have to protect myself against things. So I'm pretty careful to lose most of them. - Orson Welles

15. I hate television. I hate it as much as I hate peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts. - Orson Welles

16. I have a great love and respect for religion, great love and respect for atheism. What I hate is agnosticism, people who do not choose. - Orson Welles

17. I have an unfortunate personality. - Orson Welles

18. I have the terrible feeling that, because I am wearing a white beard and am sitting in the back of the theatre, you expect me to tell you the truth about something. These are the cheap seats, not Mount Sinai. - Orson Welles

19. I passionately hate the idea of being with it; I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time. - Orson Welles

20. I started at the top and worked my way down. - Orson Welles

21. If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girl friends. - Orson Welles

22. If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story. - Orson Welles

23. In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed - they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, 500 years of democracy and peace and what did that produce...? The cuckoo clock. - Orson Welles

24. In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. - Orson Welles

25. Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. - Orson Welles

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