Zitat des Tages von Orson Welles:
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
The laws and the stage, both are a form of exhibitionism.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Create your own visual style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.
'The Godfather' was the glorification of a bunch of bums who never existed.
I've always found it very sanitary to be broke.
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.
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.
I don't pray because I don't want to bore God.
Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck.
I hate Woody Allen physically, I dislike that kind of man.
Fake is as old as the Eden tree.
I'm never certain of a performance - my own or the other actors' - or the script or anything... But to me it seems there's only one place in the world the camera can be, and the decision usually comes immediately.
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.
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.
Personally, I don't like a girlfriend to have a husband. If she'll fool her husband, I figure she'll fool me.
I feel I have to protect myself against things. So I'm pretty careful to lose most of them.
When you are down and out something always turns up - and it is usually the noses of your friends.
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.
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.
Nobody who takes on anything big and tough can afford to be modest.
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.
I don't like television when it gets near to photographed plays.
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.
Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.
A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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.
I've never understood the cult of Hitchcock. Particularly the late American movies... Egotism and laziness. And they're all lit like television shows.
I started at the top and worked my way down.
The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.
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.
Movie directing is a perfect refuge for the mediocre.
They teach anything in universities today. You can major in mud pies.
Only very intelligent people don't wish they were in politics, and I'm dumb enough to want to be in there.
Race hate isn't human nature; race hate is the abandonment of human nature.