Elia Kazan Quotes
I was taken in by what might be called the Hard Times version of the Communists' advertising or recruiting technique.
Anybody who informs on other people is doing something disturbing and even disgusting.
I didn't have that much confidence. Maybe it looks that way. I'm glad it does.
For years after I resigned, I was still faithful to their way of thinking. But not in the American Communists.
The physical life of the scene is determined by whether the set squeezes people together or whether the set has an escape place in it.
Acting... was the biggest charge I ever had. What other artist has it so good? Approval so quick?
The makers of entertainment must try, in our field, to be honest and grown-up.
I was both very successful and very left; the living demonstration of how you could be on the left and still be in the gossip columns and be envied for the money you made.
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.
When you know what an actor has, you can reach in and arouse it. If you don't know what he has, you don't know what the hell is going on.
You can't just sit there and do the lines. You have to do something revealing or unusual.
I hate the Communists and have for many years and don't feel right about giving up my career to defend them. I will give up my film career if it is in the interests of defending something I believe in, but not this.
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