Top Quotes by Ray Harryhausen

By | August 8, 2019

That’s why I never became a director. I never had patience with people.

Ray Harryhausen

I was never restricted. I was never told what to do.

Ray Harryhausen

I took courses at USC in film editing and art direction and photography when I was still in high school.

Ray Harryhausen

I brought in the stories many times. I don’t just do animation.

Ray Harryhausen

I had to learn to do everything because I couldn’t find another kindred soul. Now you see eighty people listed doing the same things I was doing by myself.

Ray Harryhausen

I know pretty well in the broad sense what I’m going to do, because I have to know that when we shoot the live-action, so that it’ll synchronize. Then I know pretty well when I get to the animation stage, what that scene requires.

Ray Harryhausen

I prefer to work alone and do everything alone, even today.

Ray Harryhausen

I was very limited in what I could do with flying saucers, because they’re just a metal disc. I had to try and put character in as if they were intelligently guided.

Ray Harryhausen

Many times I felt like I’d do better than what the director did, but some of them got a little discouraged because they didn’t have full charge of making the film, and sometimes there’d be battles of egos.

Ray Harryhausen

So our films had a lot more to them than entertainment value, and I’m glad that a lot of people recognize that now. People realize now the value of them as educational.

Ray Harryhausen

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