Author: Alfred Hitchcock

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

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer

Drama is life with the dull bits left out.

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer

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

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer

Revenge is sweet and not fattening.

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer

Actress Mary Anderson: Mr. Hitchcock, what do you think is my best side?
Hitchcock: My dear, you're sitting on it.

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer

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

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer

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.

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer

One never knows the ending. One has to die to know exactly what happens after death… although Catholics have their hopes.

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer

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

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer

Television is like the American toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up every time.

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer

I don't know if this is a matter for the costume department or the hairdresser.

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer

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

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer

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

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer

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

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer

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

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer

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

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer

If [an actor] says, 'But what's my motivation?… 'I say, 'Your salary.'

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer

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

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer

Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer

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

(1899 – 1980) English filmmaker & producer