"I want to thank the Academy for its courage and generosity."
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."Elia Kazan on Steve Jobs
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'"Elia Kazan on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."Elia Kazan on Nelson Mandela
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."Elia Kazan on Winston Churchill
"There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."Elia Kazan on Ronald Reagan
"The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal."
"I was the hero of the young insurgent working class art movement."
"Whatever hysteria exists is inflamed by mystery, suspicion and secrecy. Hard and exact facts will cool it."
"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."
"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."