Alfred Hitchcock Quotes.

11. "I'm a writer and, therefore, automatically a suspicious character."
- Quote by Alfred Hitchcock

12. "Revenge is sweet and not fattening."
- Quote by Alfred Hitchcock

13. "I can't read fiction without visualizing every scene. The result is it becomes a series of pictures rather than a book."
- Quote by Alfred Hitchcock

14. "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."
- Quote by Alfred Hitchcock

15. "The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book -- it makes a very poor doorstop."
- Quote by Alfred Hitchcock

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

17. "There is a distinct difference between "suspense" and "surprise," and yet many pictures continually confuse the two. I'll explain what I mean. We are now having a very innocent little chat. Let's suppose that there is a bomb underneath this table between us. Nothing happens, and then all of a sudden, "Boom!" There is an explosion. The public is surprised, but prior to this surprise, it has seen an absolutely ordinary scene, of no special consequence. Now, let us take a suspense situation. The bomb is underneath the table and the public knows it, probably because they have seen the anarchist place it there. The public is aware the bomb is going to explode at one o'clock and there is a clock in the decor. The public can see that it is a quarter to one. In these conditions, the same innocuous conversation becomes fascinating because the public is participating in the scene. The audience is longing to warn the characters on the screen: "You shouldn't be talking about such trivial matters. There is a bomb beneath you and it is about to explode!" In the first case we have given the public fifteen seconds of surprise at the moment of the explosion. In the second we have provided them with fifteen minutes of suspense. The conclusion is that whenever possible the public must be informed. Except when the surprise is a twist, that is, when the unexpected ending is, in itself, the highlight of the story."
- Quote by Alfred Hitchcock

18. "A glimpse into the world proves that horror is nothing other than reality."
- Quote by Alfred Hitchcock

19. "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. I have prepared one of my own. I have placed some rather large samples of dynamite, gunpowder, and nitroglycerin. My time capsule is set to go off in the year 3000. It will show them what we are really like."
- Quote by Alfred Hitchcock

20. "I'm a typed director. If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach."
- Quote by Alfred Hitchcock

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