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Alfred Hitchcock Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Alfred Hitchcock Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

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

Related topics: Movies

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time
capsules in order to give those people living in the
next century or so some idea of what we are like.
- Alfred Hitchcock

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

A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.
- Alfred Hitchcock

 

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

Actors are cattle.
- Alfred Hitchcock

In films murders are always very clean.
I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man.
- Alfred Hitchcock


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

I am to provide the public with beneficial shocks.
- Alfred Hitchcock

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

For me, the cinema is not a slice of life,
but a piece of cake.
- Alfred Hitchcock

The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them.
- Alfred Hitchcock

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Television has brought back murder into the home -
where it belongs.
- Alfred Hitchcock

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

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

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.
- Alfred Hitchcock

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.
- Alfred Hitchcock

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

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.
- 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

Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing.
It didn't change people's habits.
It just kept them inside the house.
- Alfred Hitchcock

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

Self-plagiarism is style.
- 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

The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture.
- Alfred Hitchcock

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

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

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.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Revenge is sweet and not fattening.
- Alfred Hitchcock

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

These are bagpipes.
I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired
when he saw a man carrying an indignant,
asthmatic pig under his arm.
Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equalled the
purity of the sound achieved by the pig.
- Alfred Hitchcock

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.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Good things happen to those who hustle.
- Anais Nin

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

An ounce of conscious choice is worth a pound of good fortune.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

A good head and a good heart
are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer


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