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Elia Kazan – 13 Quotes

 

13 Quotes by Elia Kazan

 

I was the hero of the young insurgent working class art movement.

– Elia Kazan


The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don’t dare reveal.

– Elia Kazan


Whatever hysteria exists is inflamed by mystery, suspicion and secrecy. Hard and exact facts will cool it.

– Elia Kazan


I want to thank the Academy for its courage and generosity.

– Elia Kazan


Miller didn’t write Death of a Salesman. He released it. It was there inside him, waiting to be turned loose. That’s the measure of its merit.

– Elia Kazan


I wouldn’t go up on a stage now if you paid a thousand dollars for one minute of acting. It’s a nasty experience. You’re up there all by yourself. You’re so damn exposed.

– Elia Kazan


I spoke without fear of contradiction. I simply did not suffer self-doubt.

– Elia Kazan


I was the true future. I understood Communism better than they did.

– Elia Kazan


I value peace when it is not bought at the price of fundamental decencies.

– Elia Kazan


Stylized acting and direction is to realistic acting and direction as poetry is to prose.

– Elia Kazan


Our relationship was cursed by the fact that we agreed on everything.

– Elia Kazan


There is only one thing I respect in so-called Broadway actors… and that is their competitive sense.

– Elia Kazan


The belief that the good in American society will finally win out… I don’t believe any more.

– Elia Kazan