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One of television's great contributions is that it brought murder back into the home, where it belongs.

What is drama after all, but life with the dull bits cut out.

A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.

Revenge is sweet and not fattening.

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

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.

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

For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.

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."

Disney has the best casting. If he doesn't like an actor he just tears him up.

Actress Mary Anderson: "What is my best side, Mr. Hitchcock?"
Hitchcock: "You're sitting on it, my dear."

Fear isn't so difficult to understand. After all, weren't we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It's just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.

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