Alfred Hitchcock Quotes in Hitchcock (2012)


Alfred Hitchcock Quotes:

  • Alfred Hitchcock: I will never find a Hitchcock blonde as beautiful as you.

    Alma Reville: Oh, Hitch. I've waited thirty years to hear you say that.

    Alfred Hitchcock: And that my dear, is why they call me the Master of Suspense.

  • Alfred Hitchcock: You may call me Hitch. Hold the Cock.

  • Geoffrey Shurlock: Is there any improper suggestion of nudity in this, uh, murder in the shower scene?

    Alfred Hitchcock: She won't be nude, she'll be wearing a shower cap.

  • Alfred Hitchcock: [wrestling to keep his snack bowl] Beware, all men are potential murderers. And for good reason.

  • Alfred Hitchcock: My contract guarantees me final cut on all of my pictures.

    Barney Balaban: It also states that Paramount doesn't have to release anything that might cause the studio embarrassment!

    Alfred Hitchcock: As opposed to those last five Martin and Lewis pictures you're so proud of?

  • Alfred Hitchcock: [to Janet] Hope you don't mind, I told Mrs Bates she could use your dressing room.

  • Alfred Hitchcock: I'm under extraordinary pressures on this picture and the least you can do is give me your full support.

    Alma Reville: Full support! We've mortgaged our house! I'm your wife! I celebrate with you when the reviews are good. I cry for you when they are bad! I put up with all those people who look through me as if I were invisible because all they see is the great and glorious ALFRED HITCHCOCK!

  • Rita Riggs: Is this really going to be your next picture?

    Alfred Hitchcock: Yes Madam! Oh by the way, try the finger sandwiches. They are real fingers.

  • Alfred Hitchcock: The only worse than a visit to the dentist is a visit to the censor.

  • Peggy Robertson: MGM wants you to do the Ian Fleming book "Casino Royale" with Cary Grant. Definitely your style.

    Alfred Hitchcock: Doesn't she know I just made that movie? It was called "North by Northwest". And "style", my dear, is mere self-plagiarism.

  • [first lines]

    Henry Gein: It's lucky it didn't reach the house.

    Ed Gein: Yeah.

    Henry Gein: You know, there's gonna be a lot more jobs at that factory in Milwaukee come June. I could put in a word.

    Ed Gein: You can't leave us, Henry. She needs us both.

    Henry Gein: Can you stop being a mama's boy for one second? I'm not trying to hurt you, but Jesus, you gotta live your own life sometime. That woman can take care of her own god...

    [Ed hits Henry with a shovel]

    Alfred Hitchcock: Good evening. Well, brother has been killing brother since Cain and Abel, yet even I didn't see that coming. I was as blindsided as poor old Henry down there. And apparently, the authorities shared my naïveté. In other words, they believed the young man's story. That Henry fell, hit his head on a stone and died of smoke asphyxiation. On the other hand, if they hadn't believed him, Ed Gein would never have had the opportunity to commit those heinous crimes for which he became most famous. And we, of course, well


    Alfred Hitchcock: we wouldn't have our little movie, would we?

  • Alfred Hitchcock: [after viewing the shower scene with Bernard Herrmann's score for the first time] It's getting there.

  • Ed Gein: This is my favorite place. Just shut the door, make the world go away.

    Alfred Hitchcock: Don't you ever get lonely, out here?

    Ed Gein: I can always talk to my mother.

    [the police start to raid Ed's house]

    Ed Gein: That's strange.

    [the police move upstairs]

    Ed Gein: That's my mother's room. That's my mother's room.

    Ed Gein: [starts crying] You can't go in there! That's my mother's room!


  • [last lines]

    Alfred Hitchcock: Good evening.

  • Alma Reville: I'm going to ask you this once, and I'll never mention it again.


    Alma Reville: Why this one, Hitch?


    Alma Reville: It's not just because so many people are saying *no*, is it?

    Alfred Hitchcock: Do you remember the fun we had when we started out all those years ago?


    Alfred Hitchcock: We didn't have any money then, did we? We didn't have any time, either. But we took risks, do you remember?


    Alfred Hitchcock: We experimented. We invented new ways of making pictures because we had to.


    Alfred Hitchcock: I just want to feel that kind of


    Alfred Hitchcock: freedom again.


    Alfred Hitchcock: Like we used to, you know?

  • Alfred Hitchcock: I'm treading water, Peggy. I need something fresh, something different. Without expensive stars to pretty it up.

    Peggy Robertson: Fox is offering you The Diary of Anne Frank for the third time.

    Peggy Robertson: The audience would spend the entire picture waiting for Miss Frank to discover the corpse I'd hidden in the attic. Wouldn't you agree, Nunzio?

    Nunzio: Si.

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