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

Orson Welles
I rather think the cinema will die. Look at the energy being exerted to revive it -- yesterday it was color, today three dimensions. I don't give it forty years more. Witness the decline of conversation. Only the Irish have remained incomparable conversationalists, maybe because technical progress has passed them by.
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#Cinema

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

Orson Welles
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.
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#Cinema

Orson Welles
The laws and the stage, both are a form of exhibitionism.
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#American Actor

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

Orson Welles
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
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#American Actor

Orson Welles
Create your own visual style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.
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#American Actor

Orson Welles
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.
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#American Actor

Orson Welles
A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong.
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#American Actor

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I have an unfortunate personality.
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#American Actor #Personality

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I don't pray because I don't want to bore God.
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#American Actor #God

Orson Welles
Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch.
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#American Actor #Country

Orson Welles
The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.
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#American Actor

Orson Welles
Movie directing is a perfect refuge for the mediocre.
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#American Actor #Movie

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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.
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#American Actor

Orson Welles
They teach anything in universities today. You can major in mud pies.
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#American Actor

Orson Welles
Keep Ted Turner and his goddamned Crayolas away from my movies
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#Movie

Orson Welles
The essential is to excite the spectators. If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium, you do it.
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#American Actor

Orson Welles
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.
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#American Actor

Orson Welles
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
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#American Actor

Orson Welles
Everybody denies I am a genius - but nobody ever called me one!
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#American Actor #Genius

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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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#American Actor #Work

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Fake is as old as the Eden tree.
Orson Welles
#American Actor