Introduced to the world in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 masterpiece, Psycho, Norman Bates has solidified himself as one of the most important and pivotal characters in the history of horror thanks to a stark raving mad backstory, a sensational performance from legendary actor Anthony Perkins, and some of the greatest lines in cinematic history. The best Norman Bates quotes will send shivers up and down the spines of unsuspecting audience members as each quote dives further and further into madness until we are firmly in the crazed and psychotic mind of Norman Bates.
With four films under his belt, a remake, and a television show, Norman Bates has had plenty of opportunities to chill, thrill, and kill audiences with his innocent, charming, boyish attitude that covers up a sinister monster in his mother. With two drastically different sides to the character, the innocent and the titular psycho, the best Norman Bates quotes perfectly toe the line of sinister, uneasy, and innocent, forcing audiences to be on edge every second they are alone with him. Completely and utterly unhinged, Norman is a character that horror fans just can't help but love, and throughout his 60-plus-year run in the genre, his legend only continues to grow with each passing moment.
Vote up the best Norman Bates Quotes from the Psycho franchise, and don't forget to check out The Best Freddy Kruger Quotes, The Best Chucky Quotes, and The Best Ghostface Quotes to check out some of the greatest lines from some of the best characters horror has to offer.
"Well, A Boy's Best Friend Is His Mother" - PsychoPhoto: Psycho / Universal Pictures
"We Scratch And We Claw, But Only At The Air, Only At Each Other, And For All Of It, We Never Budge An Inch." - PsychoPhoto: Psycho / Universal Pictures
"I Don't Kill People Anymore" - Psycho IIPhoto: Psycho II / Universal Pictures
"We All Go A Little Mad Sometimes" - PsychoPhoto: Psycho / Universal Pictures
"They'll Say 'Why She Wouldn't Even Hurt A Fly'" - PsychoPhoto: Psycho / Universal Pictures
"We Have 12 Vacancies. 12 Cabins, 12 Vacancies" - PsychoPhoto: Psycho / Universal Pictures