Elia Kazan Quotes

62 Elia Kazan quotes:

"I question the value of stars. I think they're overrated. They get too much money, too much praise."
"I said to Tennessee, this thing is becoming the Marlon Brando show."
"I spoke without fear of contradiction. I simply did not suffer self-doubt."
"I think there should be collaboration, but under my thumb."
"I used to spend most of my time straining to be a nice guy so people would like me."
"I value peace when it is not bought at the price of fundamental decencies."
"I was always a self-conscious person."
"I was an outsider... but I was also sympathetic with people that were struggling to get up, because I struggled to get up."
"I was both very successful and very left; the living demonstration of how you could be on the left and still be in the gossip columns and be envied for the money you made."
"I was even superior to the Communists and when they didn't go along with me, I quit them."
"I was not a collective person or a bohemian; I was an elitist."
"I was not what you'd call a first-class actor, but I did all right."
"I was taken in by what might be called the Hard Times version of the Communists' advertising or recruiting technique."
"I was the hero of the young insurgent working class art movement."
"I was the true future. I understood Communism better than they did."
"I was very intense. I think it's a privilege to be an actor."
"I will say nothing to an actor that cannot be translated into action."
"I would rather do what I did than crawl in front of a ritualistic Left and lie the way those other comrades did betray my own soul."
"I'm going to make a film where not one word is really important. I'm going to make it all action."
"I'm small, but I'm neither compliant nor agreeable."

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