I only know it takes weeks to recover, as if one had been in a car accident.
Robert Walker as Bruno was excellent. He had elegance and humor, and the proper fondness for his mother.
I hope it will be set in California. In a way, I made a mistake, because a New Jersey policeman can't operate that way in New York. But in California, he can move between different counties.
My imagination functions much better when I don't have to speak to people.
For neither life nor nature cares if justice is ever done or not.
I don't think Ripley is gay. He appreciates good looks in other men, that's true. But he's married in later books. I'm not saying he's very strong in the sex department. But he makes it in bed with his wife.
I have Graham Greene's telephone number, but I wouldn't dream of using it. I don't seek out writers because we all want to be alone.
I can't write if someone else is in the house, not even the cleaning woman.
I don't set the alarm to get up. I get up when I feel like it.
I hated cracking the whip, and these juries turn into political things.
I was in New York. Hitchcock was in California. He rang me to make a report on his progress and said, I'm having trouble. I've just sacked my second screenwriter.
I have no television - I hate it.
I like to work for four or five hours a day. I aim for seven days a week.
Some fellow from the Third World kept hammering for prizes for a Communist film which was rotten.
I don't want to know movie directors. I don't want to be close to them. I don't want to interfere with their work. I don't want them to interfere with mine.
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