"I was the hero of the young insurgent working class art movement."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Elia Kazan on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Elia Kazan on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Elia Kazan on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Elia Kazan on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Elia Kazan on Oscar Wilde
"The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal."
"Whatever hysteria exists is inflamed by mystery, suspicion and secrecy. Hard and exact facts will cool it."
"I want to thank the Academy for its courage and generosity."
"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."