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Psycho Movie Quotes

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Best Psycho quotes, with movie clips, ranked by fans. This list of great movie quotes from Psycho collects all of the most famous lines from the film in one place, allowing you to pick the top quotes and move them up the list. Quotations from movies are repeated all the time in other movies, on television, in speeches and in day-to-day life, so having a good knowledge of good movie quotes (and having resources useful to search movie quotes) have become essential. Many of the most notable quotes come from sources you may not even know about, some could even be the most memorable Psycho quotes or come from some of the other most quotable movies of all time.

Consistently named one of the best movies of all time, Psycho has become one of the best rated thrillers in the history of cinema. Beginning with a young woman who steals a large sum of money from her employer and takes off for her boyfriend's shop in California, stopping at the Bates Motel for a rest where she meets the proprietor, Norman. Hitchcock's classic received four Academy Award nominations including one for Best Director for the auteur himself.

This list includes all the best Psycho lines and moments, just as they appeared in the actual movie script. Whether they are funny quotes, sad quotes, quotes about love or death, all the most famous Psycho quotes are here.
  • 1

    She's a Little Mad Sometimes

    She's a Little Mad Sometimes
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    Norman Bates: It's not like my mother is a maniac or a raving thing. She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven't you?
    Marion Crane: Yes. Sometimes just one time can be enough.
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    If You Love Somebody Don't Leave Them

    If You Love Somebody Don't Leave Them
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    Norman Bates: Well, a son is a poor substitute for a lover.
    Marion Crane: Why don't you go away?
    Norman Bates: What, to a private island like you?
    Marion Crane: No, not like me.
    Norman Bates: I couldn't do that. Who would look after her? The fire in her fireplace would go out. It would be cold and damp up there like a grave. If you love sombody, you wouldn't leave them even if they treat your badly. Do you understand? I don't hate my mother. I hate at what she's become. I hate her illness.
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    Any Calls?

    Caroline: I've got something - not aspirin. My mother's doctor gave them to me the day of my wedding. Teddy was furious when he found out I had taken tranquilizers!
    Marion Crane: Any calls?
    Caroline: Teddy called me - my mother called to see if Teddy called. Oh, your sister called to say she's going to Tucson to do some buying and she'll be gone the whole weekend, and...
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    Wouldn't Harm Anything

    Wouldn't Harm Anything
    Video: YouTube
    Norma Bates: I'll just sit here and be quiet, just in case they do... suspect me. They're probably watching me. Well, let them. Let them see what kind of a person I am. I'm not even going to swat that fly. I hope they are watching... they'll see. They'll see and they'll know, and they'll say, "Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly..."
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