Suprise Quotes

Quotes tagged as "suprise" (showing 1-7 of 7)
Alfred Hitchcock
“There is a distinct difference between "suspense" and "surprise," and yet many pictures continually confuse the two. I'll explain what I mean.

We are now having a very innocent little chat. Let's suppose that there is a bomb underneath this table between us. Nothing happens, and then all of a sudden, "Boom!" There is an explosion. The public is surprised, but prior to this surprise, it has seen an absolutely ordinary scene, of no special consequence. Now, let us take a suspense situation. The bomb is underneath the table and the public knows it, probably because they have seen the anarchist place it there. The public is aware the bomb is going to explode at one o'clock and there is a clock in the decor. The public can see that it is a quarter to one. In these conditions, the same innocuous conversation becomes fascinating because the public is participating in the scene. The audience is longing to warn the characters on the screen: "You shouldn't be talking about such trivial matters. There is a bomb beneath you and it is about to explode!"

In the first case we have given the public fifteen seconds of surprise at the moment of the explosion. In the second we have provided them with fifteen minutes of suspense. The conclusion is that whenever possible the public must be informed. Except when the surprise is a twist, that is, when the unexpected ending is, in itself, the highlight of the story.”
Alfred Hitchcock

Sun Tzu
“Appear at points which the enemy must hasten to defend; march swiftly to places where you are not expected.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Howard Norman
“I can only repeat what I say to myself day and night: I expect nothing, yet life keeps taking unexpected turns.”
Howard Norman, The Museum Guard: A Novel

“Your what?"
"He keeps saying he's my brother. That he's come to take me with him."
"Just...try and figure it out ok? I've got family issues of my own to deal with.”
Debbie Moon

Cathleen Falsani
“In her inestimable audacity, Julia was the catalyst in my life for something beautiful. I hadn't anticipated her—hadn't even wanted her, truthfully—but there she was. A little something extra that made all the difference in the world.”
Cathleen Falsani, Sin Boldly: A Field Guide for Grace

Deyth Banger
“2 + 2 equal 4... so far I don't think it will change to 5 or 6, it's near to fact, but the probability of the ability... equals not a fact!”
Deyth Banger

Deyth Banger
“You don't get suprised by what we have already, but what we are going to have... this going to suprise you.”
Deyth Banger