Facts about Alfred Hitchcock

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Alfred Hitchcock was a famous Director from England, who lived between August 13, 1899 and April 29, 1980. He/she became 80 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 34 quotes who is written / told by Alfred, under the main topics: Funny, Movie.

Related authors: Cary Grant, Terence Fisher, Ingrid Bergman

Famous quotes by Alfred Hitchcock (34)


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"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"
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"This award is meaningful because it comes from my fellow dealers in celluloid"
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"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"
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"In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man"
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"In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director"
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"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"
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"I'm not against the police; I'm just afraid of them"
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"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"
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"I never said all actors are cattle; what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle"
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"I have a perfect cure for a sore throat: cut it"
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"I am to provide the public with beneficial shocks"
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"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"
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"I am a typed director. If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach"
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"Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare"
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"For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake"
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"Drama is life with the dull bits cut out"
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"Disney has the best casting. If he doesn't like an actor he just tears him up"
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"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"
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"Blondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints"
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"Always make the audience suffer as much as possible"
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"A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake"
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"A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it"
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"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.'"
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"What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out"
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"The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder"
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"Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house"
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"Television is like the American toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up everytime"
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"Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it"
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"Television has brought back murder into the home - where it belongs"
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"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"
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"Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like the kitchen table"
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"Self-plagiarism is style"
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"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"
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"Revenge is sweet and not fattening"


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