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The Wittiest Alfred Hitchcock Quotes

Alfred Hitchcock
was known as a master of the language (as you can see and hear in this interview.  Hitch’s words, off the cuff or cerebral, had that signature droll British wit.  Muse upon these 10 quotes out to see what I mean.

“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.’”

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

“Self-plagiarism is style.”

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

“There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it.”

“Television has brought back murder into the home – where it belongs.”

“In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man.”

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

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

“There’s nothing to winning, really. That is, if you
happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples

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