Suspense and Anticipation

Sunday, November 4, 2012 – Suspense and Anticipation

This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last. ~ Oscar Wilde

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

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

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering. ~ Paulo Coelho

The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

From the moment I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it. ~ Bette Davis

Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I’m tired. ~ Mae West

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. ~ Bertrand Russell

If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I’m still waiting, it’s all been to seduce women basically. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

I am waiting for them to prove that God is really American. ~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Standing on a street corner waiting for no one is power. ~ Gregory Corso

So much of control is not authoritative action but mindful waiting. ~ Cameron Conaway

The street to my left was backed up with traffic and I watched the people waiting patiently in the cars. The was almost always a man and a women, staring straight ahead, not talking. It was, finally, for everyone, a matter of witing. You waited and you waited- for the hospital, the doctor, the plumber, the madhouse, the jail, papa death himself. First the signal red, then the signal was green. The citizens of the world ate food and watched t.v. and worried about their jobs or lack of the same, while they waited. ~ Charles Bukowski,

Waiting and hoping are the whole of life, and as soon as a dream is realized it is destroyed. ~ Gian Carlo Menotti

If something anticipated arrives too late it finds us numb, wrung out from waiting, and we feel – nothing at all. The best things arrive on time. ~ Dorothy Gilman

Waiting is the great vocation of the dispossessed. ~ Mary Gordon

Men trust God by risking rejection. Women trust God by waiting. ~ Carolyn McCulley

After you find out all the things that can go wrong, your life becomes less about living and more about waiting. ~ Chuck Palahniuk

A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again. ~ Samuel Johnson

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. ~ Norman Cousins

If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of troubles. ~ Elbert Hubbard


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