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Suspense Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Suspense.

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

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

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 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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 think suspense is a big thing.
- Gina Philips

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

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

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

Suspense is worse than disappointment.
- Robert Burns

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

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

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 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'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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

I forgive everyone for every "wrong"
that I believe they have ever inflicted upon me.
I forgive them for my own sake,
that I may release the venom -
the anger and resentment within myself -
and regain my joy and serenity.
I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, I Tap Dance Across The Stage of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
- Betty Friedan

As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life
when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.
- Fran Lebowitz

The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.
- Charles de Gaulle

There's a trick to the Graceful Exit.
It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage,
a relationship is over - and to let go.
It means leaving what's over without denying its value.
- Ellen Goodman

There are four stages in a marriage.
First there's the affair,
then the marriage,
then children
and finally the fourth stage,
without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce.
- Norman Mailer

Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing.
It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage,
but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
- Confucius

There is but one stage for the peasant and the actor.
- Henry David Thoreau

To stand up on the stage is to say to many people:
Look at me.
How can you do that without speaking the only truth
you know? There is no such thing as an uncommitted actor.
- Judith Malina

The music and everything we're doing on the stage and
on television backs itself up.
If that's what gets people's curiosity going or brings their attention to us,
that's fine.
- Tina Yothers

I learned a long time ago from David Mamet to wipe your feet at the door,
get it out on stage and then go about your life.
- Patti LuPone

Strangely enough I'm better on a stage.
I love that I feel like I blossom in front of a whole bunch of people.
- Hugh Grant

Stage performing is a dying art form.
- Ronnie Spector

With the opening of the second decade of the twentieth
century it seemed that the stage was set for the last
act in an unquestioned evolutionary drama.
- Ralph A. Cram

As soon as it was understood that we could handle things in our own way,
it was the thrill of my life to walk out on that stage
with people just hemming the band in.
- Benny Goodman

Some stage directions you just simply have to throw away.
- Judd Hirsch

The second stage set in ten or fifteen days after the bombing.
Its first symptom was falling hair.
Diarrhea and fever, which in some cases went as high as 106,
came next.
- John Hersey

Permissiveness is the principle of treating children as if they were adults;
and the tactic of making sure they never reach that stage.
- Thomas Szasz

The staff, stage managers, ushers all behaved as if
they respected the actors.
- Estelle Parsons

Our civilization is still in a middle stage,
scarcely beast, in that it is no longer wholly guided by instinct;
scarcely human,
in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason.
- Theodore Dreiser

Terri and her mother arrived.
She was obviously a dedicated stage mother because
she was loaded down with camera equipment,
looking like a Japanese tourist.
- Audrey Meadows

I never had any classes or went to theatre school like a lot of actors,
so all of my training has been on stage with different directors.
That was a pretty good school room.
- James Denton

It is something we have always excelled at and prided ourselves at -
the excellences of our stage performance.
- James Young

Locations are all tough, all miserable.
I never left the sound stage for 18 years at Warners.
We never went outside the studio, not even for big scenes.
- Bette Davis

I'll play until they have to scrape me off the stage.
- James Young

I don't want to be dragging myself on stage,
year in year out, until someone else tells me it is time to go.
There are certain birthdays that make you revalue your life.
- Tina Turner

The stadium expansion is currently at the feasibility
stage and has to go through that.
- David Gill

I was on stage and I was like I will pay someone to do my time,
not only will I expect NOT to be paid,
but I will pay someone if I can run off stage right now.
It was so bad.
- Julia Sweeney

It's hard 'coz you have got different time zones;
you can't sleep and y'know,
it's boring way for the show to happen,
but you do off the stage.
Y'know, onstage it's all better.
- Kerry King

At every stage of my career I have had interesting and cordial colleagues,
some of whom are close friends.
- Daniel Nathans


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