Orson Welles Quotes

In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.

I never blamed my folks for Kenosha, Kenosha has always blamed my folks for me.

When you are down and out something always turns up – and it is usually the noses of your friends.

Hollywood died on me as soon as I got there.

I’m not bitter about Hollywood’s treatment of me, but of its treatment of Griffith, von Sternberg, Buster Keaton, and a hundred others.

We made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.

I don’t say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.

I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.