"Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Alfred Hitchcock on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Alfred Hitchcock on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Alfred Hitchcock on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Alfred Hitchcock on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Alfred Hitchcock on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Blondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints."
"I'm full of fears and I do my best to avoid difficulties and any kind of complications. I like everything around me to be clear as crystal and completely calm."
"Disney has the best casting. If he doesn't like an actor he just tears him up."
"Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house."
"Television has brought back murder into the home - where it belongs."