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Citizen Kane Quotes from the Controversial Film

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Citizen Kane is an American drama film that premiered in 1941 and was directed by Orson Welles. It is one of the most critically acclaimed movies of all time and won an Academy Award for Best Writing due to its genius screenplay. However, there is no doubt that this movie was way ahead of its time, resulting in lackluster sales at the box office.

The film explores the life and legacy of Charles Foster Kane. He was born in a lowly family who had inherited a supposedly worthless mine that turned out to be rich with gold, suddenly turning their lives around.

His mother gave away Kane to a wealthy banker to help him have a bright future. These early events lay the foundation of Kane’s life decisions and mistakes.

Here are some of the most iconic Citizen Kane quotes you wouldn’t want to miss.

Don’t forget to also check out these Taxi Driver quotes from the iconic Martin Scorsese film.

Citizen Kane quotes from Charles Foster Kane

1. “If I hadn’t been very rich, I might have been a really great man.” — Charles Foster Kane

2. “I don’t know how to run a newspaper, Mr. Thatcher; I just try everything I can think of.” — Charles Foster Kane

3. “I know too many people. I guess we’re both lonely.” — Charles Foster Kane

4. “It’s obvious the people prefer Jim Gettys to me.” — Charles Foster Kane

5. “Mr. Thatcher is one of our most devoted readers, Mr. Bernstein. He knows what’s wrong with every issue since I’ve taken charge.” — Charles Foster Kane

6. “Don’t worry about me, Gettys! Don’t worry about me! I’m Charles Foster Kane! I’m no cheap, crooked politician, trying to save himself from the consequences of his crimes!” — Charles Foster Kane

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