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Quotes by Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most well-known directors from the 20th century. His films include classics such as "Psycho" and "Vertigo". Hitchcock singlehandedly changed the horror, suspense, and thriller genres for generations to come. Not only this, but he was determined to do so. He was one of the brightest minds in cinema. Read some Alfred Hitchcock quotes below.


A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
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.'
This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book - it makes a very poor doorstop.
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 equaled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.
The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them.
Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.
Television has brought back murder into the home - where it belongs.
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.
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.
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.
I never said all actors are cattle; what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.
Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.