Alfred Hitchcock

(13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980 / Leytonstone, London, England)

Alfred Hitchcock Quotes

  • ''Television has brought back murder into the home—where it belongs.''
    Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), Anglo-American filmmaker. Observer (London, Dec. 19, 1965).
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  • ''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 (1899-1980), Anglo-American filmmaker. Quoted in Francois Truffaut, Hitchcock, ch. 11 (1967).
  • ''In the old days villains had moustaches and kicked the dog. Audiences are smarter today. They don't want their villain to be thrown at them with green limelight on his face. They want an ordinary human being with failings.''
    Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), Anglo-American filmmaker. Quoted in Leslie Halliwell, Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1984).
  • ''Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.''
    Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), Anglo-American filmmaker. Quoted in Leslie Halliwell, Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1984).
  • ''There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it.''
    Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), Anglo-American filmmaker. Quoted in Leslie Halliwell, Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1984).
  • ''I'm not against the police; I'm just afraid of them.''
    Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), Anglo-American filmmaker. Quoted in New Society (London, May 10, 1984).
  • ''For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.''
    Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), Anglo-American filmmaker. Quoted in Sunday Times (London, March 6, 1977).

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