Orson Welles – A Pictorial

 

“I’m not very fond of movies. I don’t go to them much.” ~ Orson Welles

 

Orson Welles

 

“I started at the top and worked down.” ~ Orson Welles

 

Orson Welles broadcasts his radio show of HG Wells's novel The War of the Worlds, in 1938. (Photograph/AP)

 

“We live in a snake pit here. I hate it but I just don’t allow myself to face the fact that I hold it in contempt because it keeps on turning out to be the only place to go.” ~ Orson Welles on Hollywood in the 1980’s.

 

Orson Welles

 

“I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can’t stop eating peanuts.” ~ Orson Welles

 

Orson Welles behind the camera during the filming of "Citizen Kane" (1941)

 

“Even if the good old days never existed, the fact that we can conceive such a world is, in fact, an affirmation of the human spirit.” ~ Orson Welles

 

Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth on the set of "The Lady From Shanghai" (1947)

 

“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.” ~ Orson Welles

 

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

 

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