"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."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Elia Kazan on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Elia Kazan on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Elia Kazan on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Elia Kazan on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Elia Kazan on Helen Keller
"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."
"I want to thank the Academy for its courage and generosity."
"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."