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Suspense Quotes

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

I think suspense is a big thing.
- Gina Philips

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suspense is worse than disappointment.
- Robert Burns

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

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

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

A hero may or may not lead other people,
but all heroes lead themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins


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