Alfred Hitchcock and his amazing works are honored every year on March 12. The celebrated director made over 50 films in his career, and is known as the Master of Suspense.

In 1960, he was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He received two stars, one for TV and another for films. Hitchcock died on April 29, 1980, after suffering renal failure.

Here are some quotes, courtesy Good Reads, by Hitchcock to share on this day:

1. “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.”

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

3. “Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.”

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

5. “Revenge is sweet and not fattening.”

6. “I can't read fiction without visualizing every scene. The result is it becomes a series of pictures rather than a book.”

7. “Blondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.”

8. “I have a feeling that inside you somewhere,there's somebody nobody knows about”

9. “In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director.”

10. “There is nothing so good as a burial at sea. It is simple, tidy, and not very incriminating.”

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