Elia Kazan Quotes

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Born: 1909-09-07, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey)
Birth Country: Ottoman Empire (nowTurkey)
Died: Manhattan, New York City, USA, 2003-09-28
Occupation: Director, actor, producer, screenwriter and novelist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stylized acting and direction is to realistic acting and direction as poetry is to prose.
- Elia Kazan

The belief that the good in American society will finally win out... I don't believe any more.
- Elia Kazan

The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.
- Elia Kazan

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

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

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