Alfred Hitchcock

Revenge is sweet and not fattening.
Alfred Hitchcock

Blondes make the best victims. They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.
Alfred Hitchcock

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

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.
Alfred Hitchcock

Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.
Alfred Hitchcock

There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
Alfred Hitchcock

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.
Alfred Hitchcock

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.
Alfred Hitchcock

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.
Alfred Hitchcock

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.
Alfred Hitchcock

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

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

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.’
Alfred Hitchcock

I never said all actors are cattle; what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.
Alfred Hitchcock

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

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

Give them pleasure – the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
Alfred Hitchcock

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.
Alfred Hitchcock

Self-plagiarism is style.
Alfred Hitchcock

I am to provide the public with beneficial shocks.
Alfred Hitchcock

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

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

Television has brought back murder into the home – where it belongs.
Alfred Hitchcock

Disney has the best casting. If he doesn’t like an actor he just tears him up.
Alfred Hitchcock

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.
Alfred Hitchcock

For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.
Alfred Hitchcock

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