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."
—Daniel Wallace on the Galaxy of Fear series
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 Aquabats!, "Stuck In A Movie!"
"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."
— Lina Inverse (narrating), Slayers TRY, episode 9
To be continued...
Karla: "What are we going to do, Captain?"
Kremmen: "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?
Ellie: 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.
Agent Sulky: Oh my God, whatís that strange light hanging over the crop circle? Itís...itís...itís...the end of the episode!
— The X Fools
Moominpappa: "That was thrilling, eh? But you see, it's a trick all good authors use, to close a chapter at the ghastliest moment."Quotes from Cliffhanger