Alfred Hitchcock:There was a young man from Nantucket / Who had such a large cock he could suck it. / He looked in the glass / And saw his own arse / And broke his neck trying to fuck it.
[Alfred Hitchcock pours a glass of wine for Tippi Hedren, just after he has first met her]
Alfred Hitchcock:This is a very fine Californian pinot noir. It's called the heartbreak grape. Do you know why? Of all the grapes used to make wine, these are the most fragile. It has a very thin skin, prone to disease, mould, every kind of rot and virus known to the vintner's art. So growing pinot noir is a bit like making a movie - heartbreak guaranteed.
[Hitchcock recites a limerick to Tippi Hedren]
Alfred Hitchcock:There was a young lady of Trent / Who said she knew what it meant / When he asked her to dine / Private room, lots of wine / She knew, oh she knew - but she went!
[Tippi raises her wineglass as a toast]
Tippi Hedren:Heartbreak guaranteed.
Alfred Hitchcock:A worried young man from Stamboul / Discovered red spots on his tool. / Said the doctor, a cynic, / Get out of my clinic! / Just wipe off that lipstick, you fool.
[title quote]:Blondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints. - Alfred Hitchcock
[Evan Hunter, writer of the screenplay for The Birds, disagrees with Hitchcock about the casting of Tippi Hedren]
Evan Hunter:A seven-year contract?
Alfred Hitchcock:Her inexperience is an asset. She has nothing to un-learn. Also she's unattached so she won't get pregnant. I do *hate* it when actresses get pregnant.
Evan Hunter:I thought you were kidding.
Alfred Hitchcock:[grimly]As is well-known, I have no sense of humor whatsoever.
Alfred Hitchcock:There was a young girl from Sofia / Who succumbed to her lover's desire. / She said it's a sin, / But now that it's in / Could you shove it a few inches higher?