Quotes by Alfred Hitchcock

Ideas come from everything.
– Alfred Hitchcock

Revenge is sweet and not fattening.
– Alfred Hitchcock

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

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

I’m a writer and, therefore, automatically a suspicious character.
– Alfred Hitchcock

Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.
– Alfred Hitchcock

If I won’t be myself, who will?
– Alfred Hitchcock

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

Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It’s just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.
– Alfred Hitchcock

Television has brought back murder into the home – where it belongs.
– 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

Drama is 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

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
– Alfred Hitchcock

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

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The silent pictures were the purest form of cinema.
– Alfred Hitchcock

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

In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director.
– Alfred Hitchcock

Puns are the highest form of literature.
– Alfred Hitchcock

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