Alfred Hitchcock Quotes


46 Alfred Hitchcock quotes:



"A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it."
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"A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake."
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"The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder."
"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."
"Disney has the best casting. If he doesn't like an actor he just tears him up."
"Actors are cattle."
"I am to provide the public with beneficial shocks."
"Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it."
"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."
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"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.'"
"I never said all actors are cattle; what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle."
"Self-plagiarism is style."
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"Television is like the American toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up everytime."
"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."
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"Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house."
"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."
"I'm not against the police; I'm just afraid of them."
"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."
"Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like the kitchen table."
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"Blondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints."



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