We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour; in other words, we are the hero of our own story.
Suspense combines curiosity with fear and pulls them up a rising slope.
Suspense is achieved by information control: What you know. What the reader knows. What the characters know.
This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.
Suspense is one of the ways you persuade a reader to become engaged and stay engaged with your work.
Life is like a novel. It's filled with suspense. You have no idea what is going to happen until you turn the page.
The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.
Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense.
Suspense is like a woman. The more left to the imagination, the more the excitement.
Mystery is an intellectual process... But suspense is essentially an emotional process.
Suspense is torture ... but delightful--or there'd be no gambling in the world.
Be the hero of your own story.
When the reader and one narrator know something the other narrator does not, the opportunities for suspense and plot development and the shifting of reader sympathies get really interesting.
There is no suspense in inevitability.
I think one of the appeals of suspense is to safely explore our innermost fears.
Suspense is worse than disappointment.
The suspense in a novel is not only in the reader, but in the novelist himself, who is intensely curious too about what will happen to the hero.
It is a miserable thing to live in suspense; it is the life of the spider.
For me, suspense doesn't have any value if it's not balanced by humor.
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.
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.
I do try not to spend much time reading in the suspense genre.
The suspense is terrible. I hope it'll last.
Suspense is very important. Even though this is humor and they're short stories, that theory of building suspense is still there.
That's the magic of filmmaking, to draw the audience into an exotic world and keep them there and keep the suspense.
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