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A collection of thoughts and quotations by Sir Alfred Hitchcock on happiness, movies, humor, inspirations, ideas, childhood, pleasure, drama, writing, audience, television, books, reading, suspense, surprise, mystery and revenge.

36 Great Quotes By Sir Alfred Hitchcock, The Master Of Suspense

Quick Facts

Famous As: Film Director and Producer

Born On: August 13, 1899

Died On: April 29, 1980

Born In: Leytonstone, England

Died At Age: 80

“The Master of Suspense” Sir Alfred Hitchcock was the king of psychological thriller and mystery genre. He was a celebrated Hollywood producer, scriptwriter and director. He had a flourishing career in silent movies as well as early talkies. In a sphere of more than five decades he gained acclamation for his distinctive directorial style. His greatest hits were ‘Psycho’, ‘Dial M for Murder’ and ‘Rebecca’, for which he received accolades such as Golden Globe, Lauren Award and Academy Award. Hitchcock also received Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in 1980. He is one of the only few in the' Hollywood Walk of Fame' to receive two star - one for television and the other for Motion Pictures. He considered cinema not as a slice of life but a piece of cake. His writings, thoughts, sayings and quotes became as popular as his works and movies. Here is a collection of popular motivational and inspirational quotes and sayings from this pioneer in Cinema on literature, life, fear, imagination, pun and happiness. This great filmmaker had immense insight about movies, life, and art. His wisdom is so much evident in these great quotes.

Puns are the highest form of literature.

Alfred Hitchcock

Ideas come from everything

Alfred Hitchcock

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

Alfred Hitchcock

Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.

Alfred Hitchcock

What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out.

Alfred Hitchcock

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

Alfred Hitchcock

If I won't be myself, who will?

Alfred Hitchcock

Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.

Alfred Hitchcock

I have a perfect cure for a sore throat: cut it.

Alfred Hitchcock

I'm a writer and, therefore, automatically a suspicious character.

Alfred Hitchcock

I can't read fiction without visualizing every scene. The result is it becomes a series of pictures rather than a book.

Alfred Hitchcock

Revenge is sweet and not fattening.

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

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

Alfred Hitchcock

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

Alfred Hitchcock

A glimpse into the world proves that horror is nothing other than reality.

Alfred Hitchcock

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

Alfred Hitchcock

T.V. has brought murder back into the home where it belongs.

Alfred Hitchcock

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

Alfred Hitchcock

I'm sure anyone who likes a good crime, provided it is not the victim.

Alfred Hitchcock

In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director.

Alfred Hitchcock

I have a feeling that inside you somewhere,there's somebody nobody knows about

Alfred Hitchcock

The picture's over. Now I have to go and put it on film.

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

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

Really, the novelist has the best casting since he doesn't have to cope with the actors and all the rest. -Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

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.

Alfred Hitchcock

If you can't do it naturally, then fake it.

Alfred Hitchcock

You think she's pretty, you ought to see my slingshot!

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

Twenty to life, she got, with time off for good behavior. You come around next spring. I'll introduce you.

Alfred Hitchcock

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?

Alfred Hitchcock

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.

Alfred Hitchcock

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

Alfred Hitchcock

Some films are slices of life, mine are slices of cake

Alfred Hitchcock

Love those wrongdoers, they need it more than you.

Alfred Hitchcock