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  When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, 'It is in the script.' If he says, 'But what's my motivation?' I say, 'Your salary.'  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  It is no accident that an anagram of 'actors' is 'scrota'.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man made sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  Self-plagiarism is style.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  Even my failures make money and become classics a year after I make them.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  Actors are cattle.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  Television has brought back murder into the home - where it belongs.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  If I were to make another picture set in Australia I'd have a policeman hop into the pocket of a kangaroo and yell, 'Follow that car!'  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  To me Psycho was a big comedy. Had to be.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  Your best side? My dear, you're sitting on it.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  In feature films the director is God; in documentary films, God is the director.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  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.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  If I won't be myself, who will?  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

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

  Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  Revenge is sweet and not fattening.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  If it is a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  Drama is life with the dull parts left out.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man made sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  It is no accident that an anagram of 'actors' is 'scrota'.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  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.'  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  It is no accident that an anagram of 'actors' is 'scrota'.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  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.'  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  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.'  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  In feature films the director is God; in documentary films, God is the director.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man made sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  Revenge is sweet and not fattening.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  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.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

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