Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE was an English film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is one of the most influential and extensively studied filmmakers in the history of cinema. Profoundly inspirational Alfred Hitchcock quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.
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Famous Alfred Hitchcock Quotes
I was an uncommonly unattractive young man.
A glimpse into the world proves that horror is nothing other than reality.
I’m a writer and therefore automatically a suspicious character.
Self-plagiarism is style.
If I won’t be myself, who will?
A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission, and the babysitter were worth it.
Ideas come from everything.
I can’t read fiction without visualizing every scene. The result is it becomes a series of pictures rather than a book.
Puns are the highest form of literature.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
A boy’s best friend is his mother.
Revenge is sweet and not fattening.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
I’m a typed director. If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.
The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture.
If you can’t do it naturally, then fake it.
The picture’s over. Now I have to go and put it on film.
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.
Deep inside, I am a shy man. And in the presence of colorful characters, I am a clam. I never try to out-eccentric the eccentrics!
Never climb a fence if you can sit on it.
Really, the novelist has the best casting since he doesn’t have to cope with the actors and all the rest.
There is something more important than logic: imagination.
Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children?
The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book – it makes a very poor doorstop.
What is drama, after all, but life with the dull bits cut out?
I’m frightened of eggs, worse than frightened, they revolt me.
People don’t always express their inner thoughts to one another; a conversation may be quite trivial, but often the eyes will reveal what a person really thinks or feels.
I know what it is to feel lonely and helpless and to have the whole world against me.
I’ve become a body of films; not a man, I am all those films.
I have a feeling that inside you somewhere, there’s somebody nobody knows about.
Never turn your back on a friend.
I believe in putting the horror in the minds of the audience, and not necessarily on the screen.
Inspirational Alfred Hitchcock Quotes
Making a film means, first of all, to tell a story. That story can be an improbable one, but it should never be banal. It must be dramatic and human.
The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.
Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.
I don’t want to appear disloyal to television, but I think reading will be good for you.
Reality is something that none of us can stand, at any time.
I’m not against the police; I’m just afraid of them.
I deny that I ever said actors are cattle. What I said was, ‘Actors should be treated like cattle’.
There is nothing quite so good as burial at sea. It is simple, tidy, and not very incriminating.
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.
I am, to provide the public with beneficial shocks.
The silent pictures were the purest form of cinema.
The only way for me to get rid of my fears is to make films about them.
In many of the films now being made, there is very little cinema; they are mostly what I call ‘photographs of people talking’.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films, God is the director.
I always try to tell a story in the cinematic way, through a succession of shots and bits of film in between.
Kicking is very important in football. In fact, some of the more enthusiastic players even kick the ball, occasionally.
To make a great film you need three things – the script, the script and the script.