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.
Create your own visual style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.
Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck.
A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
The classy gangster is a Hollywood invention.
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.
I don't pray because I don't want to bore God.
On my tombstone, I want written: 'He never did 'Love Boat!'
I'm a provincial. I live very much like a hermit: reading, listening to music, working in the cutting room, writing, commercial work - which doesn't take up that much time.
I was spoiled in a very strange way as a child, because everybody told me, from the moment I was able to hear, that I was absolutely marvelous, and I never heard a discouraging word for years, you see. I didn't know what was ahead of me.
Everything about me is a contradiction, and so is everything about everybody else. We are made out of oppositions; we live between two poles. There's a philistine and an aesthete in all of us, and a murderer and a saint. You don't reconcile the poles. You just recognize them.
The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.
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.
Good evening, ladies and gentleman. My name is Orson Welles. I am an actor. I am a writer. I am a producer. I am a director. I am a magician. I appear onstage and on the radio. Why are there so many of me and so few of you?
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.
A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong.
I have an unfortunate personality.
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.