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.
The best thing commercially, which is the worst artistically, by and large, is the most successful.
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.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch.
Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck.
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?
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.
I don't pray because I don't want to bore God.
A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
I've spent most of my mature life trying to prove that I'm not irresponsible.
On my tombstone, I want written: 'He never did 'Love Boat!'
The classy gangster is a Hollywood invention.
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.
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