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

Elia Kazan Peace Quote

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

Elia Kazan Poetry Quote

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

Elia Kazan Relationship Quote

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

Elia Kazan Respect Quote

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

Elia Kazan Society Quote

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

Elia Kazan Cool Quote

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

Elia Kazan Courage Quote

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 Death Quote

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 Experience Quote

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

Elia Kazan Fear Quote