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Television has brought back murder into the home -
by Alfred Hitchcock

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

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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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Self-plagiarism is style.
- Alfred Hitchcock

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Actors are cattle.
- Alfred Hitchcock

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

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

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

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

To deny the facts would be illogical.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

Where there is no emotion,
there is no motive for violence.
- the character Spock in the Star Trek television series

Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in Star Trek television series)

The car trip can draw the family together,
as it was in the days before television when parents
and children actually talked to each other.
- Andrew H. Malcolm

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
- Woody Allen

Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.
- Fred Allen

Television has a real problem. They have no page two.
- Art Buchwald

I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing.
- Michael K. Powell

Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films
when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing?
- Samuel Goldwyn

Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers,
telephones and television sets.
They ask - when will we get a road to our village.
- Thabo Mbeki

If everyone demanded peace
instead of another television set,
then there'd be peace.
- John Lennon

Is it bigger than breadbox?
- the early television show Twenty Questions

More Asians need to be on television as a positive role model.
- Kiana Tom

Have you ever seen a candidate talking to a rich person on television?
- Art Buchwald

The only way to do news on television is not to be terrified of it.
- David Brinkley

The mass media in the days of newspapers and television
it's hard to be able to find a story that's about just
what you're interested in at the time you're interested in it.
- Guy Burgess

In the television age, the key distinction is between
the candidate who can speak poetry and the one who can only speak prose.
- Richard M. Nixon

I was totally unknown in the television and film industry in Canada.
- Samantha Bee

I still do television.
I don't care.
I just want to work.
I love to work.
I want to do 500 movies.
- Brion James

Modern politics today requires a mastery of television.
I've never really warmed up to television and,
in fairness to television, it's never warmed up to me.
- Walter F. Mondale

Television probably has become the most evocative,
widely observed signpost we have.
- Robert Adams

I have as much artistic freedom in my television work as I have in my films.
- Ted Kotcheff

I don't really get a chance to watch much television.
I mostly watch BBC Worldwide and repeats of Seinfeld
and Everybody Loves Raymond.
- Will Estes

I want to make smart television.
- Michael Ironside

With the marketing pressures driving the book world today,
it's much easier to get the author of a memoir on a
television show than a serious novelist.
- David Halberstam

Both of our wars in Iraq were, on American television,
largely bloodless.
- Bruce Jackson

It is about this very abstract sense of displacement
that he feels the moment he turns off the television.
- Atom Egoyan

On the one hand, the press, television,
and movies make heroes of vandals by calling them whiz kids.
- Ken Thompson


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