As happy as I would ever want to be

I saw this video on DEVOUR, entitled, Hitchcock's Definition of Happiness

I liked it so much that I have watched it multiple times. I believe in it so much, that I have transcribed it below:

Mr. Hitchcock, what is your definition of happiness?

A clear horizon. Nothing to worry about on your plate. Only things that are creative, and not destructive. And that's within yourself. Within me I can't bear quarreling, I can't bear feelings between people. I think hatred is wasted energy. And it's all non-productive. I'm very sensitive. A sharp word, said by say a person who has a temper, if they are close to me, hurts me for days. I know we're only human. We do go in for these various emotions, call them negative emotions. But when all these are removed, and you can look forward, and the road is clear ahead, and now you're going to create something – I think that's as happy as I would ever want to be.

–Alfred Hitchcock

Of course, it is much more meaningful in Hitchcock's voice. I hope you enjoy it.


A beautiful day (2012)