"There is only one thing I respect in so-called Broadway actors... and that is their competitive sense."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Elia Kazan on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Elia Kazan on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Elia Kazan on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Elia Kazan on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Elia Kazan on Abraham Lincoln
"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."