Alfred Hitchcock Quotes

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

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

Actors are cattle. 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 to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever. 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

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

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

Self-plagiarism is style. 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

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

I’m not against the police; I’m just afraid of them. Alfred Hitchcock

This award is meaningful because it comes from my fellow dealers in celluloid. Alfred Hitchcock

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