I knew the exuberance of playing before an admiring audience and hearing my secret voice.
I spoke without fear of contradiction. I simply did not suffer self-doubt.
The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.
You have no idea how fragile an actor's self-worth is.
I may be getting old, but not foolish.
I'm going to make a film where not one word is really important. I'm going to make it all action.
There was no doubt that there was a vast organization which was making fools of all the liberals in Hollywood and taking their money, that there was a police state among the Left element in Hollywood and Broadway.
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.
Every fighter has one fight that makes or breaks him.
The motion pictures I have made and the plays I have chosen to direct represent my convictions.
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.
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.
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.
I want to thank the Academy for its courage and generosity.
Our relationship was cursed by the fact that we agreed on everything.
I've lost many of my best friends... I'm going to satisfy myself now, not the critics, not even my friends.
I joined the Communist Party late in 1934. I got out a year and a half later.
I was always a self-conscious person.
The belief that the good in American society will finally win out... I don't believe any more.
I question the value of stars. I think they're overrated. They get too much money, too much praise.
I think there should be collaboration, but under my thumb.