"The belief that the good in American society will finally win out... I don't believe any more."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Elia Kazan on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Elia Kazan on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Elia Kazan on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Elia Kazan on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Elia Kazan on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."