"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."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Orson Welles on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Orson Welles on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Orson Welles on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Orson Welles on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Orson Welles on Abraham Lincoln
"The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age."
"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."
"The enemy of art is the absence of limitations."
"The best thing commercially, which is the worst artistically, by and large, is the most successful."
"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."