A Quote from Elia Kazan’s A Life

March 31st, 2007 at 12:44am brian

“Stop being anonymous. The anonymity you believed would protect you from pain and humiliation, shame and rejection doesn’t work. Admit rejection, admit pain, admit frustration, admit pettiness, even that; admit shame, admit outrage, admit anything and everything that happens to you, respond with your true, uncalculated response, your emotions. The best and most human parts of you are those that you have inhibited and hidden from the world.

Work on it…raise your voice. Embarrass yourself….Court every chance to feel.”

A Life, Elia Kazan, p. 593


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