Orson Welles Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old orson welles quotes, orson welles sayings, and orson welles proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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

There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror.     

Orson Welles

At twenty-one, so many things appear solid, permanent, untenable.     

Orson Welles

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

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.     

Orson Welles

I would just like to mention Robert Houdin who in the eighteen century inventented the vanishing birdcage trick and the theater matinee - may he rot and perish. Good afternoon.     

Orson Welles

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

Orson Welles

Now I'm an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died. They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions.     

Orson Welles

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

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

Orson Welles

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

Orson Welles

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

Orson Welles

Gluttony is not a secret vice.     

Orson Welles

The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.     

Orson Welles

Ecstasy is not really part of the scene we can do on celluloid.     

Orson Welles

The classy gangster is a Hollywood invention.     

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You're beautful. Yes you are, you're very very beautiful. Extremely beautiful.     

Orson Welles

There are a thousand ways of playing a good classic. If it were effective, I would play Hamlet on a trapeze.     

Orson Welles

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

Orson Welles

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.     

Orson Welles

The classy gangster is a Hollywood invention.     

Orson Welles

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

In Italy for thirty 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 five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.     

Orson Welles

Crooks aren't the worst people, just the stupidest. The fleas of the world.     

Orson Welles

I'm one of those fellows so frightened of driving that I go 80 miles an hour - and the more frightened I get, the faster I go.     

Orson Welles

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

Orson Welles

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

Orson Welles