The contribution that the late Orson Welles has given to the twentieth century arts and film industry is irreplaceable; his ideals are what many artists shape their passion for the cinema. Orson Welles wide spectrum of talent and endless stream of creative genius has been an inspiration for many artists throughout the fine-arts community world-wide. Orson Welles voice was one of commanding perseverance, and his body of work remains the staple of excellence in every cinematic category. Orson Welles was one of those special people that gave a resonance to the early days – where radio was the mainstay of society. There is no denying the impact that Orson Welles has contributed to the world of cinema and the spoken word. The next quotations of Orson Welles show his competent talent, pulling words out of time and space and merging them into universal cohesiveness.
“A good artist should be isolated. If he isn’t isolated, something is wrong.
“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet. “Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.
“Ecstasy is not really part of the scene we can do on celluloid.
“Fake is as old as the Eden tree.
“Gluttony is not a secret vice.
“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.
“I passionately hate the idea of being with it; I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
“I started at the top and worked my way down.
“I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
“I want to give the audience a hint of a scene. No more than that. Give them too much and they won’t contribute anything themselves. Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you. That’s what gives the theater meaning: when it becomes a social act.
“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.
“Now I’m an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died. They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions.
“Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.
“The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.”
This grandiose dream of words that leapt from the soul of Orson Welles has become a thesis for artist and laymen to savior in a world where we embrace the past of passing fancy.