Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Road To Xanadu

"If you try to probe, I'll lie to you. Seventy-five percent of what I say in interviews is false. I'm like a hen protecting her eggs. I cannot talk. I must protect my work. Introspection is bad for me. I'm a medium, not an orator. Like certain oriental and Christian mystics, I think the 'self' is a kind of enemy. My work is what enables me to come out of myself. I like what I do, not what I am...Do you know the best service anyone could render to art? Destroy all biographies. Only art can explain the life of a man - and not the contrary."

- Orson Welles, 1962.

Word.



Erin, 2007.

Word.

8 comments:

Brooks said...

Word. Or did someone already say that?

Meagan Sample said...

I think I'll go find Erin... ;)

D.L. Wood said...

Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man.
Author: Helen Rowland 1875-1950, American Journalist

Word - shaved

D.L. Wood

bt said...

Kicken post my friend.

How cool would it be..if all we had to say was with our art?

I would be "talking" from the asylem.

bt

cafe selavy said...

Great quote. It sets Welles apart from the postmodernist in his belief of the old stable ego. Sorry, but I am going to have to use this on my own site. Thanks for that.

aeric said...

i really like this one. great image.

-a

BLISS said...

Sweet James....

Sarah said...

I dig Erin's "situation"...

word.