Orson Welles

Orson Welles

George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film. He is remembered for his innovative work in all three: in theatre, most notably Caesar (1937); in radio, the legendary 1938 broadcast "The War of the Worlds"; and in film, Citizen Kane (1941), consistently ranked as one of the all-time greatest films.

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My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.

I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts.

Did you ever stop to think why cops are always famous for being dumb? Simple. Because they don't have to be anything else.

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.

Gluttony is not a secret vice.

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

Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch.

I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.

The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.

Race hate isn't human nature, race hate is the abandonment of human nature.

When you are down and out something always turns up - and it is usually the noses of your friends.

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 girlfriends.

Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.

Everybody denies I am a genius - but nobody ever called me one!

Movie directing is a perfect refuge for the mediocre.

Hollywood is the only industry even taking in soup companies which does not have laboratories for the purpose of experimentation.

Fake is as old as the Eden tree.

Nobody who takes on anything big and tough can afford to be modest.

The laws and the stage both are a form of exhibitionism.

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.

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