30 Orson Welles Quotes About Film, Justice, & More

30 Orson Welles Quotes About Film, Justice, & More

Last updated on June 7th, 2022 at 07:00 am

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George Orson Welles was an American director, screenwriter, actor, and producer. On 6th May 1915, he was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States. Welles was always remembered for his innovative work in theatre, radio, and film industry. He is one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. We hope that you will like our collection of Orson Welles quotes.

Orson Welles released his first film in 1941, named Citizen Kane. It was one of the greatest films ever made. Welles also released twelve other films, including The Magnificent AmbersonsThe Lady from Shanghai and Touch of Evil. 

Welles struggled with his weight and how others judged him. He was worried about his reputation as any other actor does in Hollywood. So the actor started with crash diets for the role in Citizen Kane. He ate nothing but just bananas and milk to slim down during one diet.

Here is the list of best Orson Welles quotes. Check out!

Orson Welles Quotes 1984

Orson Welles wrote one of the best social science fiction and cautionary tale, “Nineteen Eighty-Four” (1984). In this novel, truth and facts are examined in the context of politics and how they are manipulated. Check out these Orson Welles quotes from 1984.

“Race hate isn’t human nature; race hate is the abandonment of human nature.”

ORSON WELLES

“I’m not basically a happy person, but I have all kinds of joy.”

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“A man is not from where he is born, but where he chooses to die.”

ORSON WELLES

“Computers combine things to make new knowledge at such high speed that we cannot absorb it.” 

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SOURCE: NPR

Orson Welles Quotes On Justice

Each individual has a right to be treated with justice. Justice and fairness are closely related terms often used interchangeably in today’s world. Check out these Orson Welles quotes on justice.

“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.”

ORSON WELLES
SOURCE: ORSON WELLES: THE UNFULFILLED PROMISE
Orson Welles Quotes On Justice
“Don’t give them what you think they want. Give them what they never thought was possible.”

“When people accept breaking the law as normal, something happens to the whole society.”

ORSON WELLES

Orson Welles Quotes On Film

Orson Welles was one of the best filmmakers of all time. Welles did a wide range of work in theatre, radio, and films. He was voted the most outstanding film director of all time in 2002. Check our collection of best Orson Welles quotes On film.

“The cinema has no boundary; it is a ribbon of dream.”

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“Almost all serious stories in the world are stories of failure with a death in it. But there is more lost paradise in them than defeat.” 

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SOURCE: BRIDGET GELLERT LYONS “CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT”

“A movie in production is the greatest train set a boy could ever have.”

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“A writer needs a pen, an artist needs a brush, but a filmmaker needs an army.”

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Orson Welles Quotes On Film
“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.”

“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.” 

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SOURCE: ORSON WELLES: INTERVIEWS

“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.”

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SOURCE: ORSON WELLES: INTERVIEWS

“As for my style, for my vision of the cinema, editing is not simply one aspect; it’s the aspect.” 

ORSON WELLES
SOURCE: THE AESTHETICS AND PSYCHOLOGY OF THE CINEMA

“I have always been more interested in experiment, than in accomplishment.”

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Orson Welles Inspirational Quotes

Orson Welles achieved a lot in his life. He faced a lot of struggles but still managed to overcome them. Check out these Orson Welles inspirational quotes that will motivate you.

“What’s happening now is what happened before, and often what’s going to happen again sometime or other.”

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Orson Welles Inspirational Quotes
“My definition of success is not having things thrown at me!”

“I dont believe in learning from other peoples pictures. I think you should learn from your own interior vision of things and discover, as I say, Innocently, as though there had never been anybody.”

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 “I never make my mind up about anything at all, until it’s over and done with.”

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“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.”

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“Human nature is eternal; therefore one who follows his nature keeps his original nature, in the end.”

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More Orson Welles Quotes

Check these famous Orson Welles quotes about life, love and more.

 “Working is part of life, I don’t know how to distinguish between the two. Work is an expression of life.”

ORSON WELLES
More Orson Welles Quotes
“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.”
SOURCE: BIOGRAPHY

“There are three intolerable things in life – cold coffee, lukewarm champagne, and overexcited women.”

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“A bad word from a colleague can darken a whole day. We need encouragement a lot more than we admit, even to ourselves.”

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SOURCE: THIS IS ORSON WELLES

“Criticism is the essence of creation.” 

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“Create your own visual style. Let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.”

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“The truth about any man can only be calculated by the sum of everything that has been said about him.”

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SOURCE: THE CINEMA OF ORSON WELLES
More Orson Welles Quotes
“When you are down and out, something always turns up – and it is usually the noses of your friends.”

His first film, “Citizen Kane” co-written and directed by Welles, received the Best Picture award in 1941. The film also received nine ‘Academy Awards’ nominations and even won awards in the ‘Original Screenplay’ category. Orson Welles has won several awards, including Honorary awards, Oscar, Lifetime achievement awards, Grammy, etc.

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