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#1. I can't read fiction without visualizing every scene. The result is it becomes a series of pictures rather than a book. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#2. A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#3. Never turn your back on a friend. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#4. San Francisco would be a good location for a murder mystery. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#5. One never knows the ending. One has to die to know exactly what happens after death, although Catholics have their hopes. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#6. Never judge a country by its politicians. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#7. 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. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#8. The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#9. I'm a writer and, therefore, automatically a suspicious character. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#10. A woman who spends all day washing and cooking and ironing doesn't want to go to the movies to watch a film about a woman who spends all day washing and cooking and ironing. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#11. People don't always express their inner thoughts to one another; a conversation may be quite trivial, but often the eyes will reveal what a person really thinks or feels. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#12. All love scenes started on the set are continued in the dressing room. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#13. Self-plagiarism is style. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#14. It's only a movie, and, after all, we're all grossly overpaid. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#15. 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. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#16. 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. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#17. 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.' - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#18. One must never set up a murder. They must happen unexpectedly, as in life. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#19. In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#20. To me Psycho was a big comedy. Had to be. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#21. A woman, I always say, should be like a good suspense movie: The more left to the imagination, the more excitement there is. This should be her aim - to create suspense, to let a man discover things about her without her having to tell him. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#22. That is the most frightening sight I have ever seen. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#23. There is nothing so good as a burial at sea. It is simple, tidy, and not very incriminating. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#24. Love those wrongdoers, they need it more than you. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#25. In reference to the murder scene in 'Dial M for murder' As you have seen on the screen the best way to do it is with a scissor. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#26. For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#27. For me, suspense doesn't have any value if it's not balanced by humor. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#28. You think she's pretty, you ought to see my slingshot! - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#29. This award is meaningful because it comes from my fellow dealers in celluloid. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#30. I enjoy playing the audience like a piano. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#31. 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. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#32. I'm frightened of eggs, worse than frightened, they revolt me. That white round thing without any holes ... have you ever seen anything more revolting than an egg yolk breaking and spilling its yellow liquid? Blood is jolly, red. But egg yolk is yellow, revolting. I've never tasted it. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#33. Drama is real life with all the boring parts cut out. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#34. In the old days villains had moustaches and kicked the dog. Audiences are smarter today. They don't want their villain to be thrown at them with green limelight on his face. They want an ordinary human being with failings. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#35. Man does not live by murder alone. He needs affection, approval, encouragement and, occasionally, a hearty meal. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#36. 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. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#37. Twenty to life, she got, with time off for good behavior. You come around next spring. I'll introduce you. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#38. I never said all actors are cattle; what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#39. I have never known birds of different species to flock together. The very concept is unimaginable. Why, if that happened, we wouldn't stand a chance! How could we possibly hope to fight them? - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#40. The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#41. I'm not against the police; I'm just afraid of them. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#42. 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. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#43. The picture's over. Now I have to go and put it on film. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#44. Puns are the highest form of literature. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#45. Our primary function is to create an emotion and our secondary function is to sustain that emotions. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#46. In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#47. Mystery is an intellectual process ... But suspense is essentially an emotional process. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#48. It seems to me that television is exactly like a gun. Your enjoyment of it is determined by which end of it you're on. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#49. I like stories with lots of psychology. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#50. Weren't you ever booed at by your mother?! - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#51. I've become a body of films, not a man, I am all those films. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#52. Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#53. When you can look forward, and the road is clear ahead, and now you are going to create something - that's as happy as I'd want to be. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#54. If I won't be myself, who will? - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#55. Even my failures make money and become classics a year after I make them. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#56. The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book
it makes a very poor doorstop. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#57. To make a great film you need three things - the script, the script and the script. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#58. In the documentary the basic material has been created by God, whereas in the fiction film the director is a God; he must create life. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#59. A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#60. I have a perfect cure for a sore throat: cut it. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#61. The ideal husband understands every word his wife doesn't say. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#62. I'm a typed director. If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#63. Ideas come from everything - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#64. Reality is something that none of us can stand, at any time. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#65. Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like the kitchen table. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#66. The Birds could be the most terrifying motion picture I have ever made. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#67. Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#68. Always make the audience suffer as much as possible. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#69. 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. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#70. A movie should be as long as one can hold their bladder - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#71. It has been rumored that "Psycho" is so terrifying that it will scare some people speechless. Some of my men hopefully sent their wives to a screening. The women emerged badly shaken but still vigorously vocal. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#72. If you can't do it naturally, then fake it. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#73. Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#74. There is something more important than logic: imagination - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#75. I always take the audience into account. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#76. 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. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#77. A woman of mystery is one who also has a certain maturity and whose actions speak louder than words. Any woman can be one, if she keeps those two points in mind. She should grow up-and shut up. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#78. This weapon [an ax] is primitive but effective. And it's also guaranteed to be fifty-percent painless. You see, it takes two people to operate, and the person at this end [the handle] doesn't feel a thing. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#79. Television is like the American toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up everytime. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#80. I'm not much into rear window ethics. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#81. Really, the novelist has the best casting since he doesn't have to cope with the actors and all the rest.
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#82. I was an uncommonly unattractive young man. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#83. Happiness is a small house, with a big kitchen. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#84. There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#85. T.V. has brought murder back into the home where it belongs. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#86. I'm sure anyone who likes a good crime, provided it is not the victim. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#87. Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#88. The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#89. I have a feeling that inside you somewhere,there's somebody nobody knows about - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#90. Making a film means, first of all, to tell a story. That story can be an improbable one, but it should never be banal. It must be dramatic and human. What is drama, after all, but life with the dull bits cut out? - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#91. Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#92. What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#93. The silent pictures were the purest form of cinema - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#94. I always try to look at things as though I were remembering them three years later. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#95. Gee, I'm sorry I didn't hear you in all this rain. Go ahead in, please.
Anthony Perkin's Norman Bates
Talking To Janet Leigh's Marion Crane. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#96. A glimpse into the world proves that horror is nothing other than reality. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#97. I am to provide the public with beneficial shocks. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#98. Film your murders like love scenes, and film your love scenes like murders. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#99. I've never been very keen on women who hang their sex round their neck like baubles. I think it should be discovered. It's more interesting to discover the sex in a woman than it is to have it thrown at you, like a Marilyn Monroe or those types. To me they are rather vulgar and obvious. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#100. Claude Jade is a brave nice young lady. But I don't give any guarantee what she will do on a taxi's back seat. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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