• I have wasted the greater part of my life looking for money and trying to get along, trying to make my work from this terribly expensive paintbox, which is a movie. And I've spent too much energy on things that have nothing to do with making a movie. It's about two percent moviemaking and ninety-eight percent hustling It's no way to spend a life.

    Interview with Leslie Megahey for The Orson Welles Story (1982). "Orson Welles: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers Series)" by Mark Estrin, University Press of Mississippi, p. 209, 2002.