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'The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.'


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


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'Whatever hysteria exists is inflamed by mystery, suspicion and secrecy. Hard and exact facts will cool it.'


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'I want to thank the Academy for its courage and generosity.'


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'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.'


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'I wouldn't go up on a stage now if you paid a thousand dollars for one minute of acting. It's a nasty experience. You're up there all by yourself. You're so damn exposed.'


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'I spoke without fear of contradiction. I simply did not suffer self-doubt.'


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'I was the true future. I understood Communism better than they did.'


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'I value peace when it is not bought at the price of fundamental decencies.'


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'Stylized acting and direction is to realistic acting and direction as poetry is to prose.'


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'Our relationship was cursed by the fact that we agreed on everything.'


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'There is only one thing I respect in so-called Broadway actors... and that is their competitive sense.'


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'The belief that the good in American society will finally win out... I don't believe any more.'

 

 

 

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