Orson Welles

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Orson Welles

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.More Orson Welles [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Everybody denies I am a genius --but nobody ever called me one!More Orson Welles [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Hollywood is the only industry, even taking in soup companies, which does not have laboratories for the purpose of experimentation.More Orson Welles [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.More Orson Welles [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!More Orson Welles [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The essential is to excite the spectators. If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium, you do it.More Orson Welles [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong.More Orson Welles [07/12/2011 01:07:33]
Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch.More Orson Welles [07/12/2011 01:07:41]
At twenty-one, so many things appear solid, permanent, untenable.More Orson Welles [07/12/2011 01:07:53]
Create your own visual style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.More Orson Welles [07/12/2011 01:07:12]
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.More Orson Welles [07/12/2011 01:07:16]
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.More Orson Welles [07/12/2011 01:07:38]
Fake is as old as the Eden tree.More Orson Welles [07/12/2011 01:07:51]
Gluttony is not a secret vice.More Orson Welles [07/12/2011 01:07:55]
I don't pray because I don't want to bore God.More Orson Welles [07/12/2011 01:07:16]
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.More Orson Welles [07/12/2011 01:07:20]
I feel I have to protect myself against things. So I'm pretty careful to lose most of them.More Orson Welles [07/12/2011 01:07:24]
I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts.More Orson Welles [07/12/2011 01:07:29]
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.More Orson Welles [07/12/2011 01:07:33]
I have an unfortunate personality.More Orson Welles [07/12/2011 01:07:38]
I passionately hate the idea of being with it; I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.More Orson Welles [07/12/2011 01:07:47]
I started at the top and worked my way down.More Orson Welles [07/12/2011 01:07:51]
I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.More Orson Welles [07/12/2011 01:07:55]
I want to give the audience a hint of a scene. No more than that. Give them too much and they won't contribute anything themselves. Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you. That's what gives the theater meaning: when it becomes a social act.More Orson Welles [07/12/2011 01:07:59]
I've always found it very sanitary to be broke.More Orson Welles [07/12/2011 01:07:07]

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