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„In the documentary the basic material has been created by God, whereas in the fiction film the director is a God; he must create life.“

—  Alfred Hitchcock

As quoted in Hitchcock (revised edition 1984) by François Truffaut with the collaboration of Helen G. Scott, p. 102.

„If I won't be myself, who will?“

—  Alfred Hitchcock

Quelle: Alfred Hitchcock: Interviews

„Give them pleasure – the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.“

—  Alfred Hitchcock

On audiences, Asbury Park NJ Press (13 August 1974).

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

—  Alfred Hitchcock

Attributed to Hitchcock in Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1984).

„Puns are the highest form of literature.“

—  Alfred Hitchcock

Dick Cavett Show (8 June 1972).

„As a matter of fact, I couldn't work if I weren't on friendly terms with them; I'll bend over backward every time. Besides, I get into each picture I make, if only for a couple of seconds—so I'm probably a frustrated actor at heart myself.“

—  Alfred Hitchcock

Regarding his oft-cited quote stating that actors are cattle; as paraphrased and quoted in "Town Called Hollywood: Director Pleads Off Poundage" http://www.mediafire.com/view/ix2ammmxkb3flqx/Screen%20Shot%202018-09-11%20at%2012.56.17%20AM.png by Philip K. Scheuer, in The Los Angeles Times (30 May 1943).
Kontext: [T]he director passed off the phrase as one of his "Machiavellian quips," not to be taken seriously. "Let us say, rather, that actors are a necessary evil," he cautioned, with a straight face. "As a matter of fact, I couldn't work if I weren't on friendly terms with them; I'll bend over backward every time. Besides, I get into each picture I make, if only for a couple of seconds—so I'm probably a frustrated actor at heart myself."

„Let us say, rather, that actors are a necessary evil,“

—  Alfred Hitchcock

Regarding his oft-cited quote stating that actors are cattle; as paraphrased and quoted in "Town Called Hollywood: Director Pleads Off Poundage" http://www.mediafire.com/view/ix2ammmxkb3flqx/Screen%20Shot%202018-09-11%20at%2012.56.17%20AM.png by Philip K. Scheuer, in The Los Angeles Times (30 May 1943).
Kontext: [T]he director passed off the phrase as one of his "Machiavellian quips," not to be taken seriously. "Let us say, rather, that actors are a necessary evil," he cautioned, with a straight face. "As a matter of fact, I couldn't work if I weren't on friendly terms with them; I'll bend over backward every time. Besides, I get into each picture I make, if only for a couple of seconds—so I'm probably a frustrated actor at heart myself."

„Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.“

—  Alfred Hitchcock

Picture Parade, BBC (5 July 1960)

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