There were centuries when civilization had no theater.
Many would never speak with a full mouth, but do it with an empty head.
The two things you cannot do effectively on stage are pray and copulate.
I much prefer people who rock the boat to people who jump out.
They teach anything in universities today. You can major in mud pies.
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?
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck.
When people accept breaking the law as normal, something happens to the whole society.
The greatest enemy of art is the absence of limitations.
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.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
The essential is to excite the spectators. If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium, you do it.
My kind of director is an actor-director who writes.
Look at the real prodigies, and I look like nothing compared to them.
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.
I'm not basically a happy person, but I have all kinds of joy.
The first thing one must remember about film is that it is a young medium. And it is essential for every responsible artist to cultivate the ground that has been left fallow.
Old age is the only disease you dont want to be cured of.
Nobody who takes on anything big and tough can afford to be modest.
I've spent most of my mature life trying to prove that I'm not irresponsible.