Alfred Hitchcock Quotes

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Alfred Hitchcock Quotes

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

— Alfred Hitchcock

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

— Alfred Hitchcock

Self-plagiarism is style.

— Alfred Hitchcock

The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture.

— 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 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

I'm frightened of eggs, worse than frightened, they revolt me. That white round thing without any holes ... have you ever seen anything more revolting than an egg yolk breaking and spilling its yellow liquid? Blood is jolly, red. But egg yolk is yellow, revolting. I've never tasted it.

— Alfred Hitchcock

In many of the films now being made, there is very little cinema: they are mostly what I call 'photographs of people talking.' When we tell a story in cinema we should resort to dialogue only when it's impossible to do otherwise. I always try to tell a story in the cinematic way, through a succession of shots and bits of film in between.

— Alfred Hitchcock

To make a great film you need three things - the script, the script and the script.

— Alfred Hitchcock

In the documentary the basic material has been created by God, whereas in the fiction film the director is a God; he must create life.

— Alfred Hitchcock

That is the most frightening sight I have ever seen.

— Alfred Hitchcock

For me, suspense doesn't have any value if it's not balanced by humor.

— Alfred Hitchcock

Self-plagarism is style.

— Alfred Hitchcock

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