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Orson Welles Quotes

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"I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time."

"I started at the top and worked my way down."

"Gluttony is not a secret vice."

"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people."

"A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong."

"Create your own visual style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others."

"I do not suppose I shall be remembered for anything. But I don't think about my work in those terms. It is just as vulgar to work for the sake of posterity as to work for the sake of money."

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

"I feel I have to protect myself against things. So I'm pretty careful to lose most of them."

"I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts."

"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."

"I have an unfortunate personality."

"I have the terrible feeling that, because I am wearing a white beard and am sitting in the back of the theatre, you expect me to tell you the truth about something. These are the cheap seats, not Mount Sinai."

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

"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."

"Nobody who takes on anything big and tough can afford to be modest."

"Race hate isn't human nature; race hate is the abandonment of human nature."

"The best thing commercially, which is the worst artistically, by and large, is the most successful."

"The enemy of art is the absence of limitations."

"The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age."

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