quote by Patrick Macnee

I mean, everyone says Citizen Kane. It isn't that great, anyway. And Orson Welles I knew well, of course. He made other incredible films that no one would let him make, which were much better than Citizen Kane, really.

— Patrick Macnee

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Orson welles quote The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and

The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.

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?

Orson Welles lists Citizen Kane as his best film, Alfred Hitchcock opts for Shadow of a Doubt, and Sir Carol Reed chose The Third Man - and I'm in all of them.

Orson welles quote Analyze your mistakes. You've already paid the tuition, you might as well get th

Analyze your mistakes. You've already paid the tuition, you might as well get the lesson.

I grew up on the crime stuff. Spillane, Chandler, Jim Thompson, and noir movies like Fuller, Orson Welles, Fritz Lang. When I first showed up in New York to write comics back in the late 1970s, I came with a bunch of crime stories but everybody just wanted men in tights.

As a kid I watched the Academy Awards on television and always wanted one - or several - like one of my favorite directions, John Ford. He won six. On the other hand, Orson Welles, who's on the top of my list, didn't win any. Alfred Hitchcock didn't win any. Howard Hawks didn't win any.

If I could steal someone's dream myself, I'd have to go for one of Orson Welles.

Orson welles quote I'd rather have a life of "oh wells" than a life of "what ifs".

I'd rather have a life of "oh wells" than a life of "what ifs".

I had the good fortune of speaking with Orson Wells many decades ago and he said 'Success is primarily luck anyway.' And I have been very lucky. Of course, Orson Wells was enormously talented and brilliant - so who am I to argue with him!

Only a certain breed of actor should ever even try to work for Orson Welles.

I'm glad I'm one of that breed.

It always amazed me that he was able to do it, and that Orson Welles was able to do it. I never understood it because the talents are absolutely opposite - polar opposites.

Orson welles quote Distance yourself from negativity or it will deplete your well of optimism.

Distance yourself from negativity or it will deplete your well of optimism.

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I'm disappointed in acting as a craft.

I want everything to go back to Orson Welles and fake noses and changing your voice. It's become so much about personality.

For me, I was watching Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Orson Welles, Victor Fleming movies, and I said, "I want to tell stories like that. I want to move people like that. But I'm good at magic, so what am I going to do?" So I started using magic for the right reasons - to get the girl.

Orson Welles, one of the best of the best.

One of the strongest. As strong as an animal. He somehow was pushed out of the business because he would spend the entire budget of the film before he had even done half the pre-production.

Orson welles quote If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

I wanted to meet Orson Welles. So I was like, whatever, somehow get me in on this. I'm able to get cast in it, but Orson Welles worked alone. He worked before all of us worked. He didn't want to work with anyone else.

The first animation thing I did was the first Transformers, the one that was animated many years ago. And I had heard that Orson Welles was doing a voice on it.

I grew up watching a lot of old movies, so getting to ask about making movies in the '70s and people he was friends with, like Orson Welles, Lillian Hellman and Charlie Chaplin, and hearing a first-person account was pretty incredible.

Orson welles quote What maters most is how well you walk through the fire.

What maters most is how well you walk through the fire.

[I influenced by ]the work of early [Michelangelo] Antonioni, Orson Welles and [Carlo] Pasolini, I love [Nicolas Jack] Roeg's film "Performance".

As a mentalist, perhaps only Orson Wells was in Jason's league.

After a career in television, Randal has my endorsement. He's simply the best I've ever seen!

Orson Welles was one of these people who was defying everything the doctors told him he wasn't supposed to be doing. He was really enjoying himself when he was eating what he wanted to eat.

Orson welles quote When "i" is replaced by "we", even "illness" becomes "wellness".

When "i" is replaced by "we", even "illness" becomes "wellness".

Orson Welles, who said to Anita Bryant, Stop picketing me.

What I said was I was a thespian. Never got a dinner!

Advice to expectant mothers: you must remember that when you are pregnant, you are eating for two. But you must remember that the other one of you is about the size of a golf ball, so let's not go overboard with it. I mean, a lot of pregnant women eat as though the other person they're eating for is Orson Welles.

Of Orson Welles: It's like meeting God without dying.

Orson welles quote Happiness is not a goal... it's a by-product of a life well lived.

Happiness is not a goal... it's a by-product of a life well lived.

There's a paraphrase about Orson Welles saying: "Great films are made by great directors and the rest are made by everyone else." I've been very lucky... before I start insulting the profession of directing, but I think a good director is everything and a bad director really is nothing at all.

I'm disappointed in acting as a craft.

I want everything to go back to Orson Welles and fake noses and changing your voice. It's become so much about personality.

Like so many people, I only remembered Orson Welles as this huge, fat, bearded figure selling wine in TV commercials. So whenever anyone said I looked like Orson Welles I said that I wasnt that fat, and I would get on a diet, quickly.

Orson welles quote Be in a state of gratitude for everything that shows up in your life. Be thankfu

Be in a state of gratitude for everything that shows up in your life. Be thankful for the storms as well as smooth sailing.

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Technically, 'Kukla, Fran and Ollie' was a kids' show, but adults watched almost religiously - and we're talking adult adults, celebrated adults - including James Thurber, Orson Welles, John Steinbeck, Adlai E. Stevenson and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.

I love beautiful black-and-white movies - anything Bette Davis, especially Now, Voyager, Casablanca, Mildred Pierce; anything by Orson Welles, Truffaut, or Godard; and Paper Moon by Peter Bogdanovich.

Directors who have inspired me include Billy Wilder, Federico Fellini, lngmar Bergman, John Ford, Orson Welles, Werner Herzog, Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Ford Coppola and Ernst Lubitsch. In art school, I studied painters like Edward Hopper, who used urban motifs, Franz Kafka is my favorite novelist. My approach to film stems from my art background, as I go beyond the story to the sub-conscious mood created by sound and images.

Orson welles quote What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.

What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.

[On Orson Welles:] When I talk to him, I feel like a plant that's been watered.

I was watching Orson Welles and Jean Vigo films at a ridiculously young age.

Clarence Darrow was a unique and courageous man.

Several of my favourite actors have played Darrow... Henry Fonda, Orson Welles and Spencer Tracy.

Orson welles quote Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.

Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.

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I am the only actor who ever had to lose weight to play Orson Welles.

Orson Welles's second 'I-did-it' should show once and for all that film making, radio and the stage are three different guys better kept separated. 'The Magnificent Ambersons' is one of those versions of the richest family in town during the good old days.

To suppose that the value of a common stock is determined purely by a corporation's earnings discounted by the relevant interest rates and adjusted for the marginal tax rate is to forget that people have burned witches, gone to war on a whim, risen to the defense of Joseph Stalin and believed Orson Welles when he told them over the radio that the Martians had landed.

I've always tried to learn from the greats: Orson Welles, Humphrey Bogart, Ghandi, Buddha, Jesus... it's just that there's this tremendous pressure to correct all the things they got wrong.

Oh yes, I dated Orson Welles. We had many encounters on both coasts. I remember the first time he saw me in a boudoir, in a negligee, he said in that wondrous voice of his, ‘Magnificent Carcass.’ ‘MAGNIFICENT CARCASS?’ I thought to myself. Whatever, I didn't see that one coming. But that's really all I want to say about Orson. I don't want to go into how he gave me the Clap.

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