(arguably Orson’s greatest turn as an actor: the WW II racketeer Harry Lime in the Vienna sewers on the lam from the law in Graham Greene’s The Third Man, directed by Carol Reed with Welles’ improvised speech about Swiss cuckoo clocks on the Great Wheel).
“Good evening, ladies and gentleman. My name is Orson Welles. I am an actor. I am a writer. I am a producer. I am a director. I am a magician. I appear onstage and on the radio. Why are there so many of me and so few of you?”
“I am large, I contain multitudes.”–Whitman
“Too many lives to lead and not enough time”–Randy Bachman, “Undun”