Alfred Hitchcock - Quotes

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There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it. ---->>>

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. ---->>>

Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.

Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.

In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director. ---->>>

What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out. ---->>>

The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them. ---->>>

Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like the kitchen table. ---->>>

When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says, 'But what's my motivation?, ' I say, 'Your salary.' ---->>>

Television has brought back murder into the home - where it belongs.

Television has brought back murder into the home - where it belongs.

If it's a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on. ---->>>

Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.

Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.

For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake. ---->>>

The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture. ---->>>

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.

I am a typed director. If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach. ---->>>

Revenge is sweet and not fattening. ---->>>

Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare. ---->>>

I'm full of fears and I do my best to avoid difficulties and any kind of complications. I like everything around me to be clear as crystal and completely calm. ---->>>

Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms. ---->>>

There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever. ---->>>

These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig. ---->>>

I'm not against the police; I'm just afraid of them. ---->>>

Blondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints. ---->>>

Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house. ---->>>

I never said all actors are cattle; what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle. ---->>>

Someone once told me that every minute a murder occurs, so I don't want to waste your time, I know you want to go back to work. ---->>>

In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man. ---->>>

Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it. ---->>>

I have a perfect cure for a sore throat: cut it. ---->>>

A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.

A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.

I am to provide the public with beneficial shocks. ---->>>

The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book - it makes a very poor doorstop. ---->>>

This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book - it makes a very poor doorstop. ---->>>

There is nothing quite so good as burial at sea. It is simple, tidy, and not very incriminating. ---->>>

Self-plagiarism is style. ---->>>

Disney has the best casting. If he doesn't like an actor he just tears him up. ---->>>

Television is like the American toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up everytime. ---->>>

This award is meaningful because it comes from my fellow dealers in celluloid. ---->>>

Seeing a murder on television can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some. ---->>>

I am scared easily, here is a list of my adrenaline - production: 1: small children, 2: policemen, 3: high places, 4: that my next movie will not be as good as the last one. ---->>>

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like.

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like.

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: August 13, 1899
Birthplace: Leytonstone, Essex, England
Die: 04-29, 1980
Occupation: Director
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Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer, at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense". He pioneered many elements of the suspense and psychological thriller genres. He had a successful career in British cinema with both silent films and early talkies and became renowned as England's best director (wikipedia)