These The Birds Quotes From Alfred Hitchcock’s Classic Cinema.There are so many The Birds quotes that can help you when you are tired of being in the same old rut, and all you need is a little push, a little inspiration, a smile on the face, change of mood, bring you out of the banality of life, make you laugh a little, or may even make you cry a bit, and these The Birds Quotes exists just do that.
Alfred Hitchcock is a name that Hollywood popularly associates with the best of suspense thriller movies ever made. But if there is one movie which simply terrorizes the audience without a conventional ghost or evil but simply by the innocent birds, then it is this movie “The Birds”. Sometimes there is no proper explanation and that is the most engaging part of the movie and “The Birds” is one such movie with no clear explanation as to why it happened at all.
The movie released way back in the year 1963 and according to many, this was a movie which was way ahead of its time. Rod Taylor, Tippy Hedren were the main casting in the movie and they were ably supported by actors like Veronica Cartwright and Jessica Tandy. It was produced by Alfred Hitchcock himself with a budget of $3.3 million and the movie managed to collect revenue of over $11.4 million.
The movie traces an unusual incident which is unexplained in the course of the movie. The birds in the Bodega Bay region in California were seen having mysterious attacking tendencies on the people. With the days this only grew worse. The film has horrific shots of a chicken farmer killed by the chickens and his eyes gouged out. There are also several instances of seagull and sparrow attacks. In one scene we see crows attacking children and injuring many. The best possible thing about the movie is possibly the aura of fear that the director managed to create and even at the end of the movie he ended it with another maniac bird attack with no explanation for such occurrence.
The movie is regarded as one of its kind and has the prestige of being recorded with the National Film Registry for preservation purposes. This just goes on to show the kind of impact this particular movie could have on the audiences.
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“I have never known birds of different species to flock together. The very concept is unimaginable. Why, if that happened, we wouldn’t stand a chance! How could we possibly hope to fight them?”
“I’m neither poor nor innocent.”
“I suppose that’s where everyone meets Mitch.”
“You don’t know, you don’t know! When will you know? When we’re all dead? If only your father were here…”
“Cathy brenner: mitch, can i bring the lovebirds in here?”
Mrs. Bundy: I hardly think a few birds are going to bring about the end of the world.
Melanie Daniels: These weren’t a few birds.
“Drunk: It’s the end of the world!
Salesman: Wanna buy a monkey?
Postal Clerk: Message for you, sir.”
“Melanie: Have you ever seen so many seagulls? What do you suppose it is?
Mrs. MacGruder: Well, there must be a storm at sea. That can drive them inland, you know.
Mitch: [deliberately mistaking Melanie for a sales clerk] I wonder if you could help me?
Melanie: Just what is it you’re looking for, sir?
“Melanie: Lovebirds, sir?
Mitch: Yes, I understand there are different varieties. Is that true?
Melanie: Oh yes there are.”
“Mitch: Well, these are for my sister, for her birthday see, and uh, as she’s only going to be eleven, I, I wouldn’t want a pair of birds that were too demonstrative.
Melanie: I understand completely.
Mitch: At the same time, I wouldn’t want them to be too aloof either.
Melanie: No, of course not.”
“Mitch: Do you happen to have a pair of birds that are just friendly?
Mitch: Doesn’t this make you feel awful… having all these poor little innocent creatures caged up like this?
Melanie: Well, we can’t just let them fly around the shop, you know.”
“Mitch: No, I suppose not. Is there an ornithological reason for keeping them in separate cages?
Melanie: Well certainly, it’s to protect the species.
Mitch: Yes, I suppose that’s important, especially during the moulting season.
Melanie: That’s a particularly dangerous time.”
“Mitch: Are they moulting now?
Melanie: Some of them are.
Mitch: How can you tell?”
“Melanie: Well, they get a sort of hang-dog expression.
Mitch: We met in court… I’ll rephrase it. I saw you in court… Don’t you remember one of your practical jokes that resulted in the smashing of a plate-glass window?
Melanie: I didn’t break that window. What are you, a policeman?”
“Mitch: No, but your little prank did. The judge should have put you behind bars. I merely believe in the law, Miss Daniels… I just thought you might like to know what it’s like to be on the other end of a gag. What do ya think of that?
Melanie: I think you’re a louse.
Mitch: I am.”
“Melanie Daniels: So you’re a lawyer.
Mitch Brenner: That’s right. Of course I usually defend people, Miss Daniels, but if I were prosecuting…
Melanie Daniels: Do you practice here?
Mitch Brenner: San Francisco.”
“Melanie Daniels: What kind of law?
Mitch Brenner: Criminal.
Melanie Daniels: Is that why you want to see everyone behind bars?
Mitch Brenner: Oh, not everyone, Miss Daniels.
Melanie Daniels: Only violators and practical jokers.”
“Annie Hayworth: Did you drive up from San Francisco by the coast road?
Melanie Daniels: Yes.
Annie Hayworth: Nice drive.
Melanie Daniels: It’s very beautiful.”
“Annie Hayworth: Is that where you met Mitch?
Melanie Daniels: Yes.
Annie Hayworth: I guess that’s where everyone meets Mitch.
Mitch: Well, small world…How do you know Annie?”
“Melanie: We went to school together – college…
Mitch: So you came up to see Annie, huh?
Mitch: I think you came up to see me.
Melanie: Now why would I want to see you of all people?”
“Mitch: I don’t know. You must have gone to a lot of trouble to find out who I was and where I lived.
Melanie: No, it was no trouble at all. I simply called my father’s newspaper. Besides, I was coming up anyway. I’ve already told you that.
Mitch: You really like me, huh?”
“Melanie: I loathe you. You have no manners, you’re arrogant, and conceited, and I wrote you a letter about it, in fact. But I tore it up.
Melanie: On Mondays and Wednesdays I work for the Travelers Aid at the airport.
Mitch: Helping travelers?
Melanie: No, misdirecting them.”
“Annie: Well, you needn’t worry. It’s been over and done with a long time ago.
Melanie: Annie, there’s nothing between Mr. Brenner and me.
Annie: Isn’t there? Well, maybe there isn’t. Maybe there’s never been anything between Mitch and any girl.
Annie: [after birds attack the children at a party] That makes three times.”
“Melanie: Mitch, this isn’t usual, is it? The gull when I was in the boat yesterday. The one at Annie’s last night, and now…
Mitch: Last night? What do you mean?
Melanie: A gull smashed into Annie’s front door. Mitch – what’s happening?”
“Melanie: [on the phone] Oh Daddy, there were hundreds of them… Just now, not fifteen minutes ago… at the school… the birds didn’t attack until the children were outside the school… crows, I think… Oh, I don’t know, Daddy, is there a difference between crows and blackbirds?… I think these were crows, hundreds of them… Yes, they attacked the children. Attacked them!”
“Mrs. Bundy: There is very definitely a difference, Miss… They’re both perching birds, of course, but quite different species… I would hardly think that either species would have sufficient intelligence to launch a massed attack. Their brain pans are not big enough… Birds are not aggressive creatures, Miss. They bring beauty into the world. It is mankind, rather… It is mankind, rather, who insists upon making it difficult for life to exist on this planet. Now if it were not for birds…”
“Deke: Mrs. Bundy, you don’t seem to understand. This young lady said there was an attack on the school.
Mrs. Bundy: Impossible!
Melanie: [on the phone] Mitch? Oh I’m glad I caught you. Something terrible…
Drunk: ‘It’s the end of the world.’ Thus sayeth the Lord God unto the mountains and the hills, and the rivers and the valleys. Behold I, even I shall bring a sword upon ya. And I will devastate your high places. Ezekiel, chapter six.”
“Waitress: Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning that they may follow strong drink.
Drunk: Isaiah, chapter five. It’s the end of the world.
Mrs. Bundy: I hardly think a few birds are going to bring about the end of the world.
Melanie: These weren’t a few birds!”
“Deke: I didn’t know there were many crows in Bodega Bay this time of year.
Mrs. Bundy: The crow is a permanent resident throughout his range. In fact, during our Christmas count, we recorded…
Sebastian: How many gulls did you count, Mrs. Bundy?… The ones that have been playing devil with my fishing boats… Oh, a flock of gulls nearly capsized one of my boats. Practically tore the skipper’s arm off.”
“Mrs. Bundy: The gulls went after your fish, Mr. Sholes. Really – let’s be logical about this.
Melanie: I think they were after the children…to kill them.
Mrs. Bundy: Birds have been on this planet, Miss Daniels, since Archaeopteryx, a hundred and forty million years ago. Doesn’t it seem odd that they’d wait all that time to start a…a war against humanity.”
“Salesman: Your captain should have shot at them… Gulls are scavengers anyway. Most birds are. Get yourselves guns and wipe them off the face of the earth.
Mrs. Bundy: That would hardly be possible… Because there are eight thousand, six hundred and fifty species of birds in the world today, Mr. Carter. It is estimated that five billion, seven hundred and fifty million birds live in the United States alone. The five continents of the world…
Salesman: Kill ’em all. Get rid of them. Messy animals.”
“Mrs. Bundy: …probably contain more than a hundred billion birds.
Drunk: It’s the end of the world.
Sebastian: Those gulls must have been after the fish.
Mrs. Bundy: Of course.”
“Boy: Are the birds gonna eat us, Mommy?
Mrs. Bundy: [explaining that birds of different species never flock together] The very concept is unimaginable. Why, if that happened, we wouldn’t have a chance! How could we possibly hope to fight them?
Lydia: When do you think they’ll come?”
“Mitch: I don’t know.
Lydia: If they’re bigger birds, Mitch, they’ll get into the house.
Mitch: Well, it’s just a chance we’ll have to take.
Lydia: Maybe we ought to leave.”
“Mitch: No, not now. Not while they’re massing out there.
Mitch: We’ll just see what happens.
Lydia: Where will we go?”
“Mitch: I don’t know. We’re safe here for the time being…
Lydia: What happens when you run out of wood?
Mitch: I don’t know. We’ll break up the furniture.”
“Lydia: You don’t know. You don’t know. When will you know? When we’re all dead?! [Cathy bursts into tears] If only your father were here! [pause] I’m sorry. I’m sorry, Mitch.
Cathy: Mitch, can I bring the lovebirds in here?
Cathy: But Mom, they’re in a cage!
Lydia: They’re birds, aren’t they?”
“Mitch: Let’s leave them in the kitchen, huh, honey?
Cathy: Mitch, why are they doing this, the birds?
Mitch: We don’t know, honey.”
Cathy: Why are they trying to kill people?
Mitch: I wish I could say.
Cathy: I-I’m sick, Melanie.
“I think we’re in real trouble. I don’t know how or why this started, but I know it’s here and we’d be crazy to ignore it … The bird war, the bird attack, plague—call it what you like. They’re amassing out there someplace, and they’ll be back. You can count on that.”
“What have you got to be sorry about? My mother? Don’t waste your time. She ditched us when I was 11 and ran off with some hotel man in the east. You know what a mother’s love is.”
“Why are they doing this? Why are they doing this? They said when you got here, the whole thing started. Who are you? What are you? Where did you come from? I think you’re the cause of all of this. I think you’re evil. EVIL!”
“In Bodega Bay early this morning, a large flock of crows attacked a group of children who were leaving the school during a fire drill. One little girl was seriously injured and taken to the hospital in Santa Rosa, but the majority of children reached safety. We understand there was another attack on the town. But this information is rather sketchy. So far, no word has come through to show if there have been further attacks.”
“Birds have been on this planet, Miss Daniels, since Archaeopteryx, a hundred and forty million years ago. Doesn’t it seem odd that they’d wait all that time to start a…a war against humanity.”
“Back to your gilded cage, Melanie Daniels”
In case you’re wondering, I was pushed into that fountain…
With no clothes on?”
With all my clothes on. The newspaper that printed that story is a rival of my father’s…”
Oh and you’re just a poor, innocent bystander?”
Well I’m neither poor nor innocent, but the truth of that particular incident is…”
Truth is you were running with a pretty wild crowd, weren’t you?”
Well yes, that’s the truth, but I was pushed into that fountain and that’s the truth, too!”
You don’t really expect me to believe that, do you?”
Oh, I don’t give a damn what you believe!”
I’d still like to see you.
I think it might be fun.
Well it may have been good enough in Rome, but it’s not good enough now.”
It’s good enough for me.
Well it’s not for me.”
Well what is it you do want?
Oh, I thought you knew. I want to go around jumping into fountains naked. Good night!”
He’s got a client who shot his wife in the head six times. Six times, can you imagine it? I mean, even twice would be overdoing it, don’t you think?”
Oh, I don’t give a damn what you believe.
Just what is it you’re looking for, sir?”
Yes. I understand there are different varieties. Is that true?
Oh yes, there are.”
Well, uh, these are for my sister, for her birthday, see, and uh, as she’s only gonna be eleven, I, I wouldn’t want a pair of birds that were… too demonstrative.”
I understand completely.
At the same time, I wouldn’t want them to be too aloof, either.”
No, of course not.
Do you happen to have a pair of birds that are… just friendly?”
I just thought you might like to know what it’s like to be on the other end of a gag. What do you think of that?
I think you’re a louse.”
Did you drive up from San Francisco by the coast road?”
It’s very beautiful.
Is that where you met Mitch?”
I guess that’s where everyone meets Mitch.”
I’d like to see you. Maybe we could go swimming or something. Mother tells me you like to swim.
How does Mother know what I like to do?”
I guess we read the same gossip columns.
On Mondays and Wednesdays I work for the Travelers Aid at the airport.”
No, misdirecting them.”
“Mother in Diner:
Why are they doing this? Why are they doing this? They said when you got here, the whole thing started. Who are you? What are you? Where did you come from? I think you’re the cause of all this. I think you’re evil! EVIL!
Mitch, can I bring the lovebirds in here?”
But Mom, they’re in a cage.
They’re birds, aren’t they?”
It’s the end of the world.