Alfred Hitchcock Quotes

46 Alfred Hitchcock quotes:

"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."
"This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book - it makes a very poor doorstop."
"Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare."
"I have a perfect cure for a sore throat: cut it."
"In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director."
"The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture."
"Give them pleasure the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare"
Author: Hitchcock Quotes Category: Pleasure Quotes
"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."
"A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake."
Author: Hitchcock Quotes Category: English Director Quotes Movies Quotes
"The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder."
"I never said all actors are cattle; what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle."
"Television is like the American toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up everytime."
"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."
"Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like the kitchen table."
Author: Hitchcock Quotes Category: English Director Quotes Tenderness Quotes
"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."
"There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it."
"There's nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever."
Author: Hitchcock Quotes Category: Mind Quotes
"(when talking to a fans mother who was complaining that her daughter would no longer go in the shower after watching 'Phsyco')'Then madam I suggest you dry-clean her'"
"For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake."
Author: Hitchcock Quotes Category: English Director Quotes Cinema Quotes

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