"Only very intelligent people don't wish they were in politics, and I'm dumb enough to want to be in there."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Orson Welles on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Orson Welles on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Orson Welles on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Orson Welles on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Orson Welles on Joseph Stalin
"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."