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Alfred Hitchcock
August 13, 1899 - April 29, 1980
Nationality: English
Category: Director
Subcategory: English Director

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.


Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.


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


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


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


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.


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


A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.


Self-plagiarism is style.


Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


Revenge is sweet and not fattening.


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.


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


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.


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


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