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Juan Tripp was a friend.
by Fay Wray

Juan Tripp was a friend.
Good name for an airline man, huh? Juan Tripp after another?
- Fay Wray

My children didn't when they were little because I
thought that they had to be of a certain age.
I hoped they liked me well enough not to want to see
me in that sort of a spot.
- Fay Wray

They were very considerate, I must say.
Every time I felt I was about to slip out of these
fingers and would yell for help,
they'd let me down and re-organize things.
- Fay Wray

Lillian Gish thought that there should be a cabinet
position for the arts and I think she was right.
I think she was right.
- Fay Wray

 

Only in your imagination can you revise.
- Fay Wray

Well, the Empire State was about 40' high in the studio.
King Kong was a little model about 2' high,
and the scenery that he worked in was in proportion to his size.
- Fay Wray

As far as advice, that will be in my next book,
my next collection.
I certainly never like to instruct anyone,
but just say as I feel.
That's the same as advice, isn't it?
- Fay Wray

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Sometimes I worked with just a background of a rock
or a tree or black velvet,
and just had to imagine the whole thing.
- Fay Wray

When the picture was finished, they took me into the
sound room and then I screamed more for about five
minutes just steady screaming,
and then they'd cut that in and add it.
- Fay Wray

There is a lot of strength and intelligence in Hollywood.
- Fay Wray

There were shots of Kong pulling at my clothes,
but only in horizontal and never from above.
Never from above.
- Fay Wray

I think the studio gave me that series on purpose,
because they knew perfectly well that Robert Riskin
was ill and that I needed to go to work.
They gave me that series to do.
- Fay Wray

I went to Washington to ask for a little residual payment
for the people who had written films in the early,
early days, people who never got any residuals on tapes or anything at all.
- Fay Wray

My next book is Scene by Scene: as Seen by Fay Wray.
It'll be about different incidents.
Just my feelings about quite a few people.
Attitudes.
My thoughts about the universe and simple things like that.
- Fay Wray

That was' one time when my technique absolutely deserted me,
I must admit.
There was a wax face that he had created himself to cover his own ugliness.
I was in his clutches and I had to hit him in the face.
- Fay Wray

When it was over my daughter said, 'Oh,
I felt so sorry for him - he didn't want to hurt you,
he liked you.' That was Victoria.
When you visualize him up there on top of the Empire State Building,
you do feel sorry for him.
- Fay Wray

For the purposes of the play, it was perfect to be
able to use that and the stresses and strains that there were.
At the end of the play, the mother realizes the terrible things she had done.
- Fay Wray

Crawford washed her hands a lot.
She washed her arms all the way up past her elbows.
She just couldn't get enough done in that direction.
She was compulsive about being clean,
clean, clean!
- Fay Wray

The producers who wanted me to do it liked me and trusted me,
and more than one scene was only one take,
because I'd plan ahead what I thought would be appropriate
for that scene-so one take was enough.
- Fay Wray

I don't know why Sinclair Lewis fell in love with me.
He didn't get even the slightest response from me.
But his letters were lovely.
And the poems he wrote me were lovely.
I used some of them in my book.
- Fay Wray

I think to have done 'Titanic' would have been a tortuous experience altogether.
I feel good about where my life is, now.
I feel free and joyous and happy and more liberated than I have ever been.
- Fay Wray

It was so satisfying for me - a great reward,
just to see it done well.
And it was beautifully directed by my daughter Susan Riskin.
Imagine, a play about my mother directed by my daughter?!
- Fay Wray

It was good for us, I suppose.
Those kinds of times produce qualities in us that make
us better for having had them.
My parents were not getting along.
My mother was quite intolerant of friendships that were being developed.
- Fay Wray

Paul Lucas had a particularly amusing accent,
so I chuckled.
That was terrible; I shouldn't have done that,
but he took it too big.
He got up and said he couldn't work with people who laughed at him!
- Fay Wray

She wanted us to feel we were above everyone in the town.
She really did tell us that we were related to Chief Justice John Marshall,
and that may have been true.
I never did bother to find out.
- Fay Wray

He was just trying to tease me - I knew that later -
but he said he'd have to leave because it wasn't fair
to have anyone in the room who was going to make fun of what he had to say.
He had a good sense of humor, really.
- Fay Wray

I thought I saw him for what he was-or what I thought he was.
And he was talented, no doubt about that.
But, he thought his talent was based on misery and
that if he became happy it would just go.
He believed that.
- Fay Wray

Actually, the camera was never overhead at any time.
It was always a side view of me.
Subsequently, after the picture was released,
I saw some scenes from above and my clothes being pulled-and
I think that was added later.
- Fay Wray

Cary Grant was wonderful to work with on stage.
He would move downstage, so that as he looked at me
the audience had to look at me,
too.
He knew a lot about the theater and how to move around.
He was very secure.
- Fay Wray

I would say the secret is to be enthusiastic about
everything that comes into your life.
To care, to care about people.
To be excited about everything that comes close to you.
I love to read.
And I love to write, mostly.
- Fay Wray

So I was asked to do horror film after horror film,
a series of about five, after that, and some of those
were a little too gruesome.
I wasn't too comfortable all the time in those.
I didn't really care for them.
- Fay Wray

Cary Grant and I were doing a play in New York.
He had a crush on me.
Whenever we went to a party, he would always sit on the floor beside me.
I thought that was kind of beautiful,
like that's where he wanted to be.
- Fay Wray

When we were making KONG, I went into the sound room
and made an aria of horror sounds.
I was in charge of it; there was no one there to listen to me.
I was totally in charge of what I wanted to do.
- Fay Wray

There are only four questions of value in life...
What is sacred?
Of what is the spirit made?
What is worth living for,
and what is worth dying for?
The answer to each is the same: only love.
- Johnny Depp as Don Juan in the movie Don Juan De Marco

I think Juan stopped short - he got halfway to the
destination and got off the train.
He is certainly an excellent writer and a good person,
but I'm not a nationalist.
- Clarence Thomas

We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace,
irrespective of race, religion and political convictions,
for the benefit of mankind.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

I looked along the San Juan Islands and the coast of California,
but I couldn't find the palette of green,
granite, and dark blue that you can only find in Maine.
- Parker Stevenson

When I'm not working, my family and I have a house in the San Juan Islands.
We've been here since '94.
- Elizabeth Pena

I am talking about misery and all of its implications.
- Juan Rulfo

I learned to approach racing like a game of billiards.
If you bash the ball too hard, you get nowhere.
As you handle the cue properly, you drive with more finesse.
- Juan Manuel Fangio

I not only lived physically away from my native land,
but the values and critical judgments of those closest
to me became stranger and stranger.
- Juan Goytisolo

Spain is not a racist country.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

My manager said it would more effective against left-handed hitters.
It seemed to me that was impossible to do without the high leg kick,
which I started that day.
- Juan Marichal

You are lost the moment you know what the result will be.
- Juan Gris

I lived in the Muslim world for 10 years.
- Juan Cole

Throughout its history, the international Olympic Committee
has struggled to spread its ideal of fraternity,
friendship, peace and universal understanding.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

I also argued before the war that the administration
was underestimating Arab nationalism and Iraqi nationalism,
that it was not going to be as easy to rule Iraq as they thought.
- Juan Cole

Democracy was being saved from Communism by getting rid of democracy.
- Juan Bosch

But when I stopped facing Sandy, I had to face Don Drysdale.
No one on my team wanted to face him.
- Juan Marichal

I speak Urdu quite a lot, too, and I read a lot of Persian.
- Juan Cole

The only way you preserve pitching arms is throwing;
that makes the arm stronger.
- Juan Marichal

If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.
- Juan Ramon Jimenez

It's not proper for a professor to go before a class
and promote one party or another.
That's not academic scholarship.
- Juan Cole

A crazy man finishes in the cemetery.
- Juan Manuel Fangio

We used to look at Felipe as our guiding man that we listened to.
- Juan Marichal

As I began to discover my own truth and endeavored
to possess it with clarity,
I became more and more alienated from that which my companions held,
or professed to hold.
- Juan Goytisolo

Partisan politics has no place in the classroom.
- Juan Cole

You need great passion, because everything you do with great pleasure,
you do well.
- Juan Manuel Fangio

Public interest in most of the Middle East was slight at that time;
the Arab-Israeli conflict was all that people were
interested in and that was not my specialty.
- Juan Cole

Sharp nostalgia, infinite and terrible,
for what I already possess.
- Juan Ramon Jimenez

Everything has changed.
When I was at school and was told I had better learn English,
I said: What for? The English are a hell of a long way away!
- Juan Manuel Fangio

I don't accept the argument of people like David Horowitz
that the government should impose some sort of predetermined
political balance on academic research.
- Juan Cole

If you are used to going five innings and then go six or seven,
you won't have your good stuff.
They need to start that from the minor leagues and
give pitchers strong arms.
- Juan Marichal

I think it's really unfortunate that academics have
been sidelined in most important policy debates.
- Juan Cole

Europe cannot confine itself to the cultivation of its own garden.
- Juan Carlos

I always pet a dog with my left hand because if he
bit me I'd still have my right hand to paint with.
- Juan Gris

For instance, I was a little surprised that the Shiites
didn't rise up against Saddam and the Baath party across
most of the country when the Americans moved in March and April of 2003.
- Juan Cole

An occupying power has no right to make significant
alterations in the character of the occupied society,
to change the laws all around, without a strong security reason and so forth.
- Juan Cole

Literature is a state of culture, poetry is a state of grace,
before and after culture.
- Juan Ramon Jimenez

We are all so close.
We are godfather to each others' kids.
I was the best man at Jesus' wedding.
- Juan Marichal


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