20+ Best Rear Window Quotes From The Hitchcock Classic

Supriya Jain
Dec 12, 2023 By Supriya Jain
Originally Published on Mar 10, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
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Alfred Hitchcock’s loved classic from 1954 is an exciting mystery thriller that revolves around the protagonist Jeff.

This professional photographer was sidelined by an unfortunate accident and is now stuck in a wheelchair and rarely goes out of his apartment. He tries to investigate a murder, spying over the lives of his neighbors, a lady and her husband who is a traveler salesman, with Lisa and Stella.

Some of 'Rear Window’s' main characters that presented great comic timing were Grace Kelly as Lisa, James Stewart as Jeff, Thelma Ritter as Stella, Raymond Burr as Mrs. Thorwald, Wendell Corey as Det. Lt. Thomas J. Doyle.

We are here with a collection of best Grace Kelly quotes, James Stewart quotes, Lisa Clare Fremont quotes, Jeff quotes that played the main characters in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic of 1954.

Let’s look at some of the best Alfred Hitchcock movie quotes from the 1954 classic 'Rear Window' that will make you roll with laughter. You'll even find the famous quote from 'Rear Window' that is "Nothing has caused the human race so much trouble as intelligence”, said by Stella.

If you like this article, check out theseGrace Kelly quotes and Alfred Hitchcock quotes afterwards.

'Rear Window' Movie Quotes

'Rear Window' is one of the most iconic thriller mysteries of all times and has continuously been ranked as the best work of Alfred Hitchcock over the years till the present day thanks to its thrilling atmosphere. It is one of the most-loved classics of 1954, along with 'Strangers On A Train' in 1951.

Let’s take a look at some of the best quotes from 'Rear Window' that you will thoroughly enjoy.

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1. “Jeff: No, she’s just not the girl for me.

Stella: Yeah, she’s only perfect.

Jeff: She’s too perfect. She’s too talented, she’s too beautiful. She’s too sophisticated. She’s too everything but what I want.

Stella: Is, um, what you want something you can discuss?”

- 'Rear Window' (1954).

2. “I’m in love with you. I don’t care what you do for a living. I’d just like to be part of it somehow. It’s deflating to find out the only way I can be part of it is to take out a subscription to your magazine. I guess I’m not the girl I thought I was.”

- Lisa, ‘Rear Window’ (1954).

3. “Stella: You ever gonna get married?

Jeff: I'll probably get married one of these days, and when I do, it's gonna be to someone who thinks of life not just as a new dress, and a lobster dinner, the latest scandal. I need a woman who's willing...to go anywhere and do anything and love it.

So the honest thing for me to do is just to call the whole thing off and let her find somebody else.”

- 'Rear Window' (1954).

4. “Jeff : I just can't figure it. He went out several times last night in the rain carrying his sample case.

Stella : Well, he's a salesman, isn't he?

Jeff : Well, what would he be selling at three o'clock in the morning?

Stella : Flashlights. Luminous dials for watches. House numbers that light up.”

- 'Rear Window' (1954).

'Rear Window' Stella Quotes

'Rear Window' is a thriller mystery full of humor that covers photojournalist Jeff who broke his leg in an unfortunate accident. He is stuck at home with his girlfriend Lisa and his rude nurse Stella who he suspects of murder and tries to solve.

Let’s look at some of the best quotes from 'Rear Window' said by Jeff’s rude nurse that displays funny and humorous sayings.


5. “Intelligence. Nothing has caused the human race so much trouble as intelligence.”

- Stella, ‘Rear Window’ (1954).

6. “When two people love each other, they come together - wham - like two taxis on Broadway.”

- Stella, ‘Rear Window’ (1954).

7. “Every man’s ready to get married when the right girl comes along.”

- Stella, ‘Rear Window’ (1954).

8. “We’ve become a race of Peeping Toms. What people ought to do is get outside their house and look in for a change.”

- Stella, ‘Rear Window’ (1954).

9. “When I married Miles, we were both a couple of maladjusted misfits. We are still maladjusted misfits, and we have loved every minute of it.”

- Stella, ‘Rear Window’ (1954).

Best 'Rear Window' Quotes

An all-time favorite classic of 1954, 'Rear Window', is an excellent work of the famous director displaying his skills and experience over the years, paired up with great storytelling and camera skills that make the movie even more enjoyable. Let’s take a look at some of the best 'Rear Window' quotes for you to read and enjoy.

10. “A murderer would never parade his crime in front of an open window.”

- Lisa, 'Rear Window' (1954).

11. “Yeah, can’t you just see me, rushin’ home to a hot apartment to listen to the automatic laundry and the electric dishwasher and the garbage disposal...the nagging wife.”

- Jeff, ‘Rear Window’ (1954).

12. “Jeff, you know if someone came in here, they wouldn't believe what they'd see? You and me with long faces plunged into despair because we find out a man didn't kill his wife. We're two of the most frightening ghouls I've ever known.”

- Lisa, ‘Rear Window’ (1954).

13. “Lisa: What’s a logical explanation for a woman taking a trip with no luggage?

Jeff: That she didn’t know she was going on a trip and where she was going she wouldn’t need any luggage.

Lisa: Exactly.”

- 'Rear Window' (1954).

14. “I get myself half killed for you and you reward me by stealing my assignments.”

- Jeff, ‘Rear Window’ (1954).

Famous And Funny Quotes From 'Rear Window'

'Rear Window' is one of the most loved works of famous director Alfred Hitchcock that people still love as equally as before. So, without wasting any more time, let’s take a look at some of the most famous and hilarious quotes from all your all-time favorite watch, 'Rear Window'.

15. “Jeff : Why would a man leave his apartment three times on a rainy night with a suitcase and come back three times?

Lisa : He likes the way his wife welcomes him home.”

- 'Rear Window' (1954).

16. “Jeff: She's like a queen bee with her pick of the drones.

Lisa: I'd say she's doing a woman's hardest job: juggling wolves.”

- 'Rear Window' (1954).

17. “Jeff: Well, that's fine, Stella. Now would you fix me a sandwich please?

Stella: Yes, I will. And I'll spread a little common sense on the bread. Lisa's loaded to her fingertips with love for you - I got two words of advice for you - Marry her!

Jeff: [jokingly] Did she pay you much?”

- 'Rear Window' (1954).

18. “I've seen it through that window. I've seen bickering and family quarrels and mysterious trips at night, knives and saws and ropes, and now since last evening, not a sign of the wife.”

- Jeff, ‘Rear Window’ (1954).

19. “I should have been a Gypsy fortune teller instead of an insurance company nurse. I got a nose for trouble—can smell it 10 miles away.”

- Stella, ‘Rear Window’ (1954).

20. "Yeah, I can hear you now. Get out of my life. You're a perfectly wonderful woman - you're too good for me. Look, Mr. Jeffries, I'm not an educated woman, but I can tell you one thing. When a man and a woman see each other and like each other, they ought to come together - wham!"

- Lisa, 'Rear Window' (1954).

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Rear Window' quotes], why not look at Stanley Kubrick quotes or Steven Spielberg quotes.

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Written by Supriya Jain

Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

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Supriya JainBachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

As a skilled member of the Kidadl team, Shruti brings extensive experience and expertise in professional content writing. With a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Punjab University and an MBA in Business Administration from IMT Nagpur, Shruti has worked in diverse roles such as sales intern, content writer, executive trainee, and business development consultant. Her exceptional writing skills cover a wide range of areas, including SOP, SEO, B2B/B2C, and academic content.

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