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25+ Suspense Quotes

Suspense is something makes us curious. Suspense makes us eager to know about what happens in the next moment. This is a collection of 25 suspense quotes and sayings.

Suspense combines curiosity with fear and pulls them up a rising slope. - Mason Cooley
Learning teaches how to carry things in suspense, without prejudice, till you resolve it. - Francis Bacon
Suspense is worse than disappointment. - Robert Burns
There is no suspense in inevitability. - Damon Lindelof
Every story needs an element of suspense - or it's lousy. - Sydney Pollack
Suspense is torture ... but delightful--or there'd be no gambling in the world. - Ada Leverson
The moment seemed endless, but it was probably only half that. - Steve Toltz
When you stop chasing your dreams, your dreams start chasing you. - Dez Del Rio
The rules of suspense are that you do know, and you just don't know when. - Gus Van Sant
Suspense is achieved by information control: What you know. What the reader knows. What the characters know. - Tom Clancy
Knowledge does away with darkness, suspense, and doubt; for these cannot exist where knowledge is . . . In knowledge there is power. - Joseph Smith, Jr.
Suspense: the only literary tool that has any effect upon tyrants and savages. - E. M. Forster
One can think effectively only when one is willing to endure suspense and to undergo the trouble of searching. - John Dewey
The anguished suspense of watching the lips you hunger for, framing the words, the death sentence, of sheer triteness! - Evelyn Waugh
In suspense novels even subplots about relationships have to have conflict. - Jeffery Deaver
Vaguely conscious of that great suspense in which we live, we find our escape from its sterile, annihilating reality in many dreams, in religion, passion, art. - Arthur Symons
Suspense is very important. Even though this is humor and they're short stories, that theory of building suspense is still there. - Sergio Aragones
Hitchcock had a charm about him. He was very funny at times. He was incredibly brilliant in his field of suspense. - Tippi Hedren
Life is like a novel. It's filled with suspense. You have no idea what is going to happen until you turn the page. - Sidney Sheldon
Love interest nearly always weakens a mystery because it introduces a type of suspense that is antagonistic to the detective's struggle to solve a problem. - Raymond Chandler
Anguish of suspense made men even desire the arrival of enemies. - Guy de Maupassant
Suspense arises naturally from good writing - it's not a spice to be added separately. - Leigh Michaels
Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense. - Mignon McLaughlin
Thunderous action and nail-biting suspense. - Peter Travers
A lot of the best suspense operates on a careful withholding of information as opposed to the doling out of information. - Karyn Kusama
We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour; in other words, we are the hero of our own story. - Mary McCarthy
Suspense is one of the ways you persuade a reader to become engaged and stay engaged with your work. - Marge Piercy
Life is replete with comedy, drama, horror, suspense, tragedy, romance, mystery, fantasy and a good dose of fiction. - Derek R. Audette
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