George Orson Welles, best known as Orson Welles, was an American film director, actor, theatre director, screenwriter, and producer, who worked extensively in film, theatre, television and radio.
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Personally, I don't like a girlfriend to have a husband.
If she'll fool her husband, I figure she'll fool me.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone.
Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
Gluttony is not a secret vice.
The laws and the stage, both are a form of exhibitionism.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
The essential is to excite the spectators.
If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium, you do it.
I feel I have to protect myself against things. So I'm pretty careful to lose most of them.
Good evening, ladies and gentleman. My name is Orson Welles. I am an actor. I am a writer. I am a producer. I am a director. I am a magician. I appear onstage and on the radio. Why are there so many of me and so few of you?
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.
A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong.
The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.
On my tombstone, I want written: 'He never did 'Love Boat!'
Criminals are never very amusing. It's because they're failures. Those who make real money aren't counted as criminals. This is a class distinction, not an ethical problem.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it;
I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
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.
In my real movie-going days, which were the thirties, you didn't stand in line.
You strolled down the street and sallied into the theater at any hour of the day or night.
I have made an art form of the interview.
The French are the best interviewers, despite their addiction to the triad, like all Cartesians.
People are losing the capacity to listen to words or follow ideas.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
I am essentially a hack, a commercial person.
If I had a hobby, I would immediately make money on it or abandon it.
Hollywood expects you to experiment but on a film that makes money and if you don't make money, you're to blame. Your job is to make money.
Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck.
I must be sincere towards what I am. ... Experimenting is the only thing that fills me with enthusiasm. ... It is the only sphere where I feel really honest and sincere.
I never said I was a genius.
I was spoiled in a very strange way as a child, because everybody told me, from the moment I was able to hear, that I was absolutely marvelous, and I never heard a discouraging word for years, you see. I didn't know what was ahead of me.
Computers combine things to make new knowledge at such high speed that we cannot absorb it.
Everything bad that has ever happened to me has been caused by agents or lawyers.
The basic and essential human is the woman.
Paris is the playwright's delight. New York is the home of directors. London, however, is the actor's city, the only one in the world. In London, actors are given their head.
My mother and father were both much more remarkable than any story of mine can make them. They seem to me just mythically wonderful.
Now I'm an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died.
They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions.