Alfred Hitchcock — English Director born on August 13, 1899, died on April 29, 1980

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE was an English film director and producer, often nicknamed "The Master of Suspense". He pioneered many elements of the suspense and psychological thriller genres. He had a successful career in British cinema with both silent films and early talkies and became renowned as England's best director. Hitchcock moved to Hollywood in 1939 and became a US citizen in 1955... (wikipedia)

The negative attitudes toward the genres - romance, science-fiction, westerns, suspense, etc. - are fallout from the academic world's long-standing fascination with existential philosophy and modern theories of psychology and sociology. Jayne Ann Krentz
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
We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story. Mary McCarthy
I've said in many interviews that I like my fiction to be unpredictable. I like there to be considerable suspense. George R. R. Martin
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

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