45 Motivational Orson Welles Quotes For Success

George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who is remembered for his innovative work in radio, theatre, and film. He is considered one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. These Orson Welles Quotes will motivate you.

Best Orson Welles Quotes

  1. 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. ~ Orson Welles
  2. Don’t give them what you think they want. Give them what they never thought was possible. ~ Orson Welles
  3. When people accept breaking the law as normal, something happens to the whole society. ~ Orson Welles
  4. I prefer people who rock the boat to people who jump out ~ Orson Welles

  5. n Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love – they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. ~ Orson Welles
  6. Race hate isn’t human nature; race hate is the abandonment of human nature. ~ Orson Welles
  7. If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story. ~ Orson Welles
  8. Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others. ~ Orson Welles
  9. I started at the top and worked my way down. ~ Orson Welles
  10. A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet. ~ Orson Welles
  11. My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people. ~ Orson Welles
  12. Nobody who takes on anything big and tough can afford to be modest. ~ Orson Welles
  13. The enemy of art is the absence of limitations. ~ Orson Welles

  14. 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. ~ Orson Welles Quotes
  15. My theory is that everything went to hell with Prohibition, because it was a law nobody could obey. So the whole concept of the rule of law was corrupted at that moment. Then came Vietnam, and marijuana, which clearly shouldn’t be illegal, but is. If you go to jail for ten years in Texas when you light up a joint, who are you? ~ Orson Welles
  16. I’m not basically a happy person, but I have all kinds of joy. ~ Orson Welles

  17. You’re a lawbreaker. It’s just like Prohibition was. When people accept breaking the law as normal, something happens to the whole society, you see? ~ Orson Welles
  18. Never expect justice in this world. That is not part of God’s plan. Everybody thinks that if they don’t get it, they’re some kind of odd man out. And it’s not true. Nobody gets justice – people just get good luck or bad luck.
    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. ~ Orson Welles
  19. Working is part of life, I don’t know how to distinguish between the two… Work is an expression of life. ~ Orson Welles
  20. 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. ~ Orson Welles
  21. I hate women, hate them generally, not in particular but in an abstract way. I hate them because one never really learns anything about them. They are inscrutable ~ Orson Welles
  22. I have always been more interested in experiment, than in accomplishment. ~ Orson Welles
  23. People are losing the capacity to listen to words or follow ideas. ~ Orson Welles
  24. Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck. ~ Orson Welles Quotes
  25. There are three intolerable things in life – cold coffee, lukewarm champagne, and overexcited women. ~ Orson Welles
  26. A writer needs a pen, an artist needs a brush, but a filmmaker needs an army. ~ Orson Welles

  27. A bad word from a colleague can darken a whole day. We need encouragement a lot more than we admit, even to ourselves. ~ Orson Welles
  28. The cinema has no boundary; it is a ribbon of dream. ~ Orson Welles
  29. ‘The Godfather’ was the glorification of a bunch of bums who never existed. ~ Orson Welles
  30. The most personal thing I’ve put in [Touch of Evil] is my hatred of the abuse of police power. It’s better to see a murderer go free than for a policeman to abuse his power. ~ Orson Welles
  31. See, I believe that it is not true that different races and nations are alike. I’m profoundly convinced that that’s a total lie. I think people are different. Sardinians, for example, have stubby little fingers. Bosnians have short necks. ~ Orson Welles
  32. A good artist should be isolated. If he isn’t isolated, something is wrong. ~ Orson Welles
  33. A man is not from where he is born, but where he chooses to die. ~ Orson Welles
  34. An artist is always out of step with the time. He has to be. ~ Orson Welles

  35. When you are down and out something always turns up – and it is usually the noses of your friends. ~ Orson Welles
  36. Future shock is a sickness which comes from too much change in too short a time. It’s the feeling that nothing is permanent anymore. ~ Orson Welles
  37. I passionately hate the idea of being with it; I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time. ~ Orson Welles
  38. I don’t say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could. ~ Orson Welles
  39. Criminals are never very amusing. It’s because they’re failures. Those who make real money aren’t counted as criminals. This is a class distinction, not an ethical problem. ~ Orson Welles
  40. Every true artist must, in his own way, be a magician, a charlatan. ~ Orson Welles

  41. I hate Woody Allen physically, I dislike that kind of man. ~ Orson Welles
  42. There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror. ~ Orson Welles
  43. I want to give the audience a hint of a scene. No more than that. Give them too much and they won’t contribute anything themselves. Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you. That’s what gives the theater meaning: when it becomes a social act. ~ Orson Welles
  44. What’s happening now is what happened before, and often what’s going to happen again sometime or other ~ Orson Welles
  45. “The camera is much more than a recording apparatus, it is a medium via which messages reach us from another world.” ~ Orson Welles

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