54 Best Alfred Hitchcock Quotes part 1

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Alfred Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was a British film director and producer, closely associated with the suspense thriller genre. He is a well-known man and an award-winning director. He directed and produced three of the American Film Institute Top 100 Films, Vertigo (1958), Psycho (1960), and North by Northwest (1959), two psychological thrillers and a suspense film. Additionally, Vertigo was rated as the best film of all time in the 2012 British Film Institute Sight and Sound poll of the greatest films of all time.

Alfred Hitchcock Quotes                                                                                                                                     Alfred Hitchcock Quotes



1. “I understand that the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, astatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equaled the purity of sound achieved by the pig.” 

― Alfred Hitchcock


2. “It seems to me that television is exactly like a gun. Your enjoyment of it is determined by which end of it you're on.” 

― Alfred Hitchcock


3. “Really, the novelist has the best casting since he doesn't have to cope with the actors and all the rest.

-Alfred Hitchcock” 

― Alfred Hitchcock


4. “If you can't do it naturally, then fake it.” 

― Alfred Hitchcock


5. “You think she's pretty, you ought to see my slingshot! ” 

― Alfred Hitchcock


6. “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


7. “A clear horizon — nothing to worry about on your plate, only things that are creative and not destructive… I can’t bear quarreling, I can’t bear feelings between people — I think hatred is wasted energy, and it’s all non-productive. I’m very sensitive — a sharp word, said by a person, say, who has a temper, if they’re close to me, hurts me for days. I know we’re only human, we do go in for these various emotions, call them negative emotions, but when all these are removed and you can look forward and the road is clear ahead, and now you’re going to create something — I think that’s as happy as I’ll ever want to be.” 

― Alfred Hitchcock


8. “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


9. “In North By Northwest during the scene on Mount Rushmore, I wanted Cary Grant to hide in Lincoln's nostril and then have a fit of sneezing. The Parks Commission...was rather upset at this thought. I argued until one of their number asked me how I would like it if they had Lincoln play the scene in Cary Grant's nose.

― Alfred Hitchcock


10. I saw their point at once.” 

― Alfred Hitchcock


11. “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, Hitchcock


12. “Vale más partir del cliché que llegar a él.” 

― Alfred Hitchcock


13. “I have never known birds of different species to flock together. The very concept is unimaginable. Why, if that happened, we wouldn't stand a chance! How could we possibly hope to fight them?” 

― Alfred Hitchcock


14.“Twenty to life, she got, with time off for good behavior. You come around next spring. I'll introduce you.” 

― Alfred Hitchcock, Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories That Go Bump in the Night


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

― Alfred Hitchcock


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