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Orson Welles
Hollywood died on me as soon as I got there
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#Hollywood

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I hate it when people pray on the screen. It's not because I hate praying, but whenever I see an actor fold his hands and look up in the spotlight, I'm lost. There's only one other thing in the movies I hate as much, and that's sex. You just can't get in bed or pray to God and convince me on the screen.
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#Prayer

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I feel I have to protect myself against things. So I'm pretty careful to lose most of them.
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#American Actor

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as close to a genius as anyone I have ever met.
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#Genius

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The director is simply the audience. . . . His job is to preside over accidents.
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#Accidents

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

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

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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.
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#Men

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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.
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#American Actor

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I've always found it very sanitary to be broke.
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#American Actor

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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.
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#American Actor

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

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I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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#American Actor

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

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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.
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#American Actor