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Suspense Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Suspense

Please enjoy these Suspense Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Ideally, I like to integrate the human issues into
the suspense story itself.
- Jeffery Deaver

The suspense of a novel is not only in the reader,
but in the novelist, who is intensely curious about
what will happen to the hero.
- Mary McCarthy

Suspense is very important.
Even though this is humor and they're short stories,
that theory of building suspense is still there.
- Sergio Aragones

Suspense is worse than disappointment.
- Robert Burns

 

I think suspense is a big thing.
- Gina Philips

I do try not to spend much time reading in the suspense genre.
- Thomas Perry

Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense.
- Mignon McLaughlin

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The audience wants to be attracted not by the critics,
but by a great story.
You must deliver to the audience emotion -
and when I say emotion,
I mean suspense, drama, love.
- Dino De Laurentiis

I did know that the book would end with a mind-boggling trial,
but I didn't know exactly how it would turn out.
I like a little suspense when I am writing,
too.
- James Patterson

In suspense novels even subplots about relationships have to have conflict.
- Jeffery Deaver

Show me a character whose life arouses my curiosity,
and my flesh begins crawling with suspense.
- Fawn M. Brodie

We all live in suspense from day to day;
in other words,
you are the hero of your own story.
- Mary McCarthy

The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource,
adding color and suspense to all our life.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

For success, the author must make the reader care about
the destiny of the principals,
and sustain this anxiety, or suspense,
for about 100,000 words.
- Ken Follett

I like being scared every now and then,
I like the suspense and the thrills.
Nothing like taking a girlfriend to a movie and holding
her hand while she jumps.
- Scott Foley

I am in suspense as to the probable or improbability
of being called into the Army,
a station I would prefer to any other that of being
in arms to defend an injured and grossly insulted country.
- John Sevier

To answer that I have to describe what I think is my
responsibility as a thriller writer:
To give my readers the most exciting roller coaster
ride of a suspense story I can possibly think of.
- Jeffery Deaver

I like to compare the holiday season with the way a
child listens to a favorite story.
The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins,
the anticipation of familiar turns it takes,
the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.
- Fred Rogers

Luck is everything...
My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person.
I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear,
because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.
- Alfred Hitchcock

I'm a guy who likes to watch something cool,
creepy and suspenseful and there is no show to watch
as an adult that would scare me at for even four seconds.
- Todd McFarlane

I think so, Silence of the Lambs was a great,
suspenseful thriller and I would expect Red Dragon to be similar.
And I think it's very character driven.
- Emily Watson

I certainly remember building model rockets.
It was fun to watch the rocket blast into the air,
suspenseful to wonder if the parachute would open to
bring the rocket safely back.
- Eric Allin Cornell

Death is an absolute mystery.
We are all vulnerable to it, it's what makes life interesting and suspenseful.
- Jeanne Moreau

I have never read horror, nor do I consider The Exorcist to be such,
but rather as a suspenseful supernatural detective story,
or paranormal police procedural.
- William Peter Blatty

Sometimes I read a script and it's obvious from early
on that it's one where the suspension of disbelief
has to develop strongly from page one.
Some are more reality-based.
- Gillian Anderson

People are so helpful.
People will stop what they're doing to show you something,
to walk with you through a section of the town,
or explain how a suspension bridge really works.
- David McCullough

That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment,
which constitutes poetic faith.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Intuition is a suspension of logic due to impatience.
- Rita Mae Brown

It is now life and not art that requires the willing suspension of disbelief.
- Lionel Trilling

The infrastructure of the US is a long-term suspension
of disbelief that such things won't be exploded deliberately
by people who don't create anything.
- Dave Winer

The stage is suspension of disbelief.
Film is a literal medium.
- Joseph Bologna

Good composition is like a suspension bridge -
each line adds strength and takes none away.
- Robert Henri

What do you know? Haven't you heard of suspension of disbelief?
- Ed Wood

Musicals are, by nature, theatrical,
meaning poetic,
meaning having to move the audience's imagination and
create a suspension of disbelief,
by which I mean there's no fourth wall.
- Stephen Sondheim

Col.
Shaffer is prohibited by his lawyer from talking.
He's at great risk.
They want to take away his pay and his health care
benefits so they can hold it over his head and not
allow him to talk while he's under suspension.
This is not America.
- Curt Weldon

People keep coming up to me and asking,
'How does it feel to be banned for life?' Banned for life.
I wasn't banned for life.
There was never a word of suspension,
probation or ban in that agreement.
It was never meant to be part of it.
- George Steinbrenner

While the United States has largely been missing in
action from the diplomatic game,
the European Union and Iran have been making progress
at developing a formula that would lead to the suspension
of Iran's nuclear enrichment program and the start of serious negotiations.
- Earl Blumenauer

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Love is like the truth,
sometimes it prevails,
sometimes it hurts.
- Victor M. Garcia Jr.

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is like an onion:
you peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

For everything I observe or experience,
I create a story - not sometimes, but always.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a series of experiences,
each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask "Why me?"
Then a voice answers "Nothing personal,
your name just happened to come up. -
- Charlie Brown, in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

A question that sometimes drives me hazy:
am I or are the others crazy?
- Albert Einstein

The willow which bends to the tempest,
often escapes better than the oak which resists it;
and so in great calamities,
it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits
recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner
than those of a loftier character.
- Albert Schweitzer

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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