“I had a lot of options open. Everybody does. Anybody who has enough sense to make a movie can make a lot of other things, and I should have left right away because I saw right at the beginning that, like Vegas, the odds are against the player, and are by the nature of moviemaking. What’s wrong with Hollywood is that it’s just another marketplace, and the marketplace is always the enemy of the artist.” … “I’d rather be remembered as a good guy than a difficult genius.” -Orson Welles
This interview, from Entertainment Tonight I believe, really speaks to me. He has so much clarity about himself, his mistakes, and his regrets. It’s both inspiring and cautionary.
Full Welles Interview