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Alfred Hitchcock Quotes

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"Disney has the best casting. If he doesn't like an actor he just tears him up."

"Always make the audience suffer as much as possible."

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

"One must never set up a murder. They must happen unexpectedlly, as in life."

"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.'"

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

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

"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."

"I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the manmade sound never equaled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig."

"Television is like the American toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up everytime."

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

"Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it."

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

"I am to provide the public with beneficial shocks."

"Drama is life with the dull bits cut out."

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

"I'm not against the police; I'm just afraid of them."

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

"Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare."

"Self-plagiarism is style."

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