Quotes About Cliffhangers
Every single chapter of those books had to end with a cliffhanger. It was the law. A chapter would finish with "Tash stepped off the spaceship and heard a blood-curdling scream!" Then you'd read the next chapter and it would say "But apparently it was just a bird.
I must object to the false jeopardy and melodramatic suspense at the end of every section. This is an informative essay, not a holodrama.
— DV-9, grading Tash's homework
Is this the tragic end of me?
Or will the sequel set me free?
"The situation's turned critical, and things can't get any worse. And this is how they're ending the episode? Oh, for crying out loud! I hate it when they pull this."
To be continued...
Karla: "What are we going to do, Captain?"
"I'm gonna to do what I always do when something desperate and untoward happens. Leave it to next week!"
— Kremmen of the Star Corps
Ellie: Oh man!
Joel: Hey, what happened to sleeping?
Okay, I know it doesn't look like it, but this here is not a bad read. Only one problem. Right there. 'To be continued!' I hate cliffhangers.
Oh my God, whatís that strange light hanging over the crop circle? Itís...itís...itís...the end of the episode!
— The X Fools
Moominpappa: Quotes from Cliffhanger
"That was thrilling, eh? But you see, it's a trick all good authors use, to close a chapter at the ghastliest moment."