"The best thing commercially, which is the worst artistically, by and large, is the most successful."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Orson Welles on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Orson Welles on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Orson Welles on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Orson Welles on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Orson Welles on Dalai Lama
"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."
"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."
"Personally, I don't like a girlfriend to have a husband. If she'll fool her husband, I figure she'll fool me."