The best Quotes by Elia Kazan

The best Quotes by Elia Kazan

Elia Kazan (September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was an American film and theatre director, producer, screenwriter and actor, described by The New York Times as "one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history".With Robert Lewis and Cheryl Crawford, his actors' studio introduced "Method Acting" under the direction of Lee Strasberg. Kazan acted in a few films, including City for Conquest (1940).

You have to remind people of their own struggles. It's a responsibility.
The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.
The essence of the stage is concentration and penetration. Of the screen action, movement, sweep.
Whatever hysteria exists is inflamed by mystery, suspicion and secrecy. Hard and exact facts will cool it.
You have no idea how fragile an actor's self-worth is.

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No wonder the city never sleeps, it's too busy trying to get laid.
Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City - Season 1 Episode 11
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There are eight million people in this city. And those teeming masses exist for the sole purpose of lifting the few exceptional people onto their shoulders.
Grüner Kobold in Spider-Man
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If I can make it there
I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you
New York, New York
Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
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Manhattan, for millions of our forefathers, the gateway to hope, opportunity and happiness beyond their wildest dreams. Today, that hope is still alive, it's called "The First Date". On Saturday nights, every restaurant in Lower Manhattan resembles its own little Ellis Island.
Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City - Season 2 Episode 3
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I want to wake up in that city
That doesn't sleep
And find I'm king of the hill
Top of the heap
Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
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In a city that moves so fast, you get the Sunday paper on Saturday - how did any of us know how much time we had left?
Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City - Season 2 Episode 5
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We are New Yorkers. Proud citizens of the greatest city on earth. Thinking big isn't new to us. It is the very foundation of who we are.
Regardless of our differences, this was still New York. A melting pot crammed onto an island, then pushed into a subway car with a rat eating pizza. You're not left or right. You're a New f*cking Yorker and we're in this together.
Jordan Klepper in The Daily Show - Debates Anti-Vax Mandate Protesters in NYC
Do you know how bad that coffee has to be to to be considered a health risk in New York? This is the same city where pizza gets delivered by a rat!
I don't wanna f*ck it up because one of us didn't prepare for the slim possibility of New York City traffic!
Michael Lawson in Uncoupled - Season 1 Episode 1
I remember Hell's Kitchen when you couldn't walk west of Ninth Avenue without getting knifed. Now it's Chelsea with better gays.
Stanley James in Uncoupled - Season 1 Episode 1
Most people come to New York to be discovered. The rest of us come here to hide.
It's fascinating to see how versatile New York City is. It lends itself to being so many different places!
The crime problem in New York is getting really serious. The other day the Statue of Liberty had both hands up.
I love New York; I love the city. It's impossible. It's a theme park of a city.
Being a single girl in New York... it's what you should be doing in your twenties!
People say New Yorkers can't get along. Not true. I saw two New Yorkers, complete strangers, sharing a cab. One guy took the tires and the radio; the other guy took the engine.
No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City.
In New York City, a lot of people think 'the great outdoors' is the area between your front door and a taxi cab.
A real New Yorker likes the sound of a garbage truck in the morning.
New York is my favorite city in the world.
I find it hard to relax. I live in New York.
L.A., it's nice, but I think of sunshine and people on rollerblades eating sushi. New York, I think of nighttime, I think of Times Square and Broadway and nightlife and the city that never sleeps.
New York in spring and autumn is absolutely beautiful, but the winter is absolutely depressing.
Everyone goes on about how Bombay is so similar to New York, so I had see what the big deal was. The bustling crowds are the same, but it's a lot quieter, it's a lot cleaner, and it's not humid. I think the energy is very similar to Bombay.
When I was a kid, this was always my dream: to live in New York.
There were a couple of things I needed to do while I was in New York. One was to have a pizza pie, one was to get a tattoo and get a Yankees hat.
You can't live in New York City and be the most important person in town; you just can't. There are too many other important people here.
Poetry, she thought, wasn't written to be analyzed, it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.
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A living poem had always been the words that came to mind when he tried to describe her to others.
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Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it.
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Trying to write about love is ultimately like trying to have a dictionary represent life. No matter how many words there are, there will never be enough.
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Word to the wise writer: never underestimate your secondary characters! But watch them... they sneak off with stuff.
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Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people.
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A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.
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Acting is like lying. The art of lying well. I'm paid to tell elaborate lies.
I think that with any emotion - fear, love, nervousness - if the actor's feeling it, then the audience feels it.
Acting is stupid. Everybody's like, "How can you remain with a level head?" And I'm like, "Why would I ever get cocky? I'm not saving anybody's life. There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I'm making movies."
Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.
I became an actor so I can show you characters and never have to show you me.
I'm an actor, not a star. Stars are people who live in Hollywood and have heart-shaped swimming pools.
Becoming an actor is like becoming a father. It's not hard to become one. Making a life of it is the challenge.
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024
We've had a lot of away games in the Champions League this season where we've heard the fans. When I think of the game in Newcastle, where you can hear our fans the whole time, even though it was said beforehand that Newcastle is the loudest stadium in England – that's really saying something. We are looking forward to our fans, they will deliver again in Paris.
I felt like a child amongst all the established players. First of all I had to prove myself in training and earn respect and over several months show what I was capable of.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021

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