Elia Kazan Quotes

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Elia Kazan Quotes

You cant just sit there and do the lines. You have to do something revealing or unusual.
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I may be getting old, but not foolish.

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Every fighter has one fight that makes or breaks him.

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You have no idea how fragile an actor's self-worth is.

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Every picture that is successful has one little miracle in it.

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To be a member of the Communist Party is to have a taste of the police state. It is a diluted taste but is bitter and unforgettable.

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What's called a difficult decision is a difficult decision because either way you go there are penalties.

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I was even superior to the Communists and when they didn't go along with me, I quit them.

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I knew the exuberance of playing before an admiring audience and hearing my secret voice.

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The world was like a huge red carpet out ahead of me to be walked on. And it stretched on and on, no end.

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I was the hero of the young insurgent working class art movement.

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The motion pictures I have made and the plays I have chosen to direct represent my convictions.

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I question the value of stars. I think they're overrated. They get too much money, too much praise.

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I was not what you'd call a first-class actor, but I did all right.

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Wonder is our need today, not information.

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Criticism- a big bite out of someone's back.

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I'm very pro-America, but I feel it necessary to keep in touch with Europe to maintain a perspective.

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There aren't many male stars - that's a loose term - like Kirk [Douglas] around. Most of those virile personalities have to keep working, continue the image because they can't do anything else. They don't even read. Their real identity is in making those pictures. They have to keep jumping on horses and hitting somebody on the head with a gun.

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The thing with films is that you have to make something that will get people out of their houses, away from the TV set. You must touch people, say something. Otherwise, they'll stay at home.

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