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Orson Welles
Orson Welles

One of the greatest actors, producers, broadcasters and writers of our time, Orson Welles brought the world to the brink of panic with his radio broadcast of War of the Worlds and mesmerized it with his first feature film considered the finest film ever made Citizen Kane. Welles became fascinated with the stage and screen at an early age, and his innovative productions broke new ground on …

Date of Birth: May 06, 1915
Date of Death: October 10, 1985


Found 73 quotes by Orson Welles .
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"The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age." Orson Welles
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"I started at the top and worked my way down." Orson Welles
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"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." Orson Welles
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"Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations" Orson Welles
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"The director is simply the audience. So the terrible burden of the director is to take the place of that yawning vacuum, to be the audience and to select from what happens during the day which movement shall be a disaster and which a gala night. His job is to preside over accidents." Orson Welles
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"Living in the lap of luxury isn't bad, except that you never know when luxury is going to stand up" Orson Welles
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"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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"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
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"The title is so good, you don't have to make the movie; just release the title." Orson Welles
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"I don't say that we ought to all misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could." Orson Welles
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"The laws and the stage, both are a form of exhibitionism." Orson Welles
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"I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts." Orson Welles
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"Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate." Orson Welles
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"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." Orson Welles
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"I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could." Orson Welles
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"We made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends" Orson Welles
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"Hollywood died on me as soon as I got there" Orson Welles
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"I think we're a kind of desperation. We're sort of a maddening luxury. The basic and essential human is the woman, and all that we're doing is trying to brighten up the place. That's why all the birds who belong to our sex have prettier feathers -- because males have got to try and justify their existence." Orson Welles
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"At twenty-one, so many things appear solid, permanent, untenable." Orson Welles
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"A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet." Orson Welles
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"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people." Orson Welles
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