Orson Welles was born 6 May 1915 and died 10 October 1985.
Orson Welles Quotes
- Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.
- People are losing the capacity to listen to words or follow ideas.
- A writer needs a pen, an artist needs a brush, but a filmmaker needs an army.
- If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
- The notion of directing a film is the invention of critics – the whole eloquence of cinema is achieved in the editing room.
- A good artist should be isolated. If he isn’t isolated, something is wrong.
- The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
- 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.
- There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror.
- Don’t give them what you think they want. Give them what they never thought was possible.
- Every true artist must, in his own way, be a magician, a charlatan.
- When people accept breaking the law as normal, something happens to the whole society.
- A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film. This Is Orson Welles is a collection of penetrating and witty conversations between Welles and Peter Bogdanovich, which include insights into Welles’s radio, theatre, film, and television work
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