Friday, May 8, 2009

The MMOB Daily Quote - Orson Welles

George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)

Today, the
MMOB Daily Quote focuses on Academy Award winner Orson Welles. He is notable for his radio adaptation of the H. G. Wells book War of the Worlds and for his exceptional work as an actor and director on some of the greatest films of all time, including Citizen Kane. So, that makes this another "double down" day, because the main character from that film is patterned on William Randolph Hearst who was the subject of our April 29th MMOB Daily Quote.

Here are some thoughtful words from Mr. Welles to start out your day:

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

“Nobody who takes on anything big and tough can afford to be modest.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“I passionately hate the idea of being with it; I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.”

“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.”

“A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong.”

“I don't say that we ought to all misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.”

“I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts.”

Cheers! - Jason

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