Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Serial Quotes from famous authors such as Pearl White, Joe Cornish, Nigel Rees, Nina Bawden, Pat Brown. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
There is no acting in a serial. You simply race through the reels.
And I used to buy ‘Fangoria,’ the horror magazine, which made my mum wonder if I was going to be a serial killer.
It is part of politics to make things look better than they really are. What is a spin doctor but a serial euphemiser?
I grew up on a suburban street with lace curtains and dull neighbours, so I made up stories to tell my friend, in which they became serial killers and burglars. She told her mother, who then told mine.
Outside of dumb luck, the number one way serial killers are caught is through the help of the public.
Liberal censors are the worst. I don’t remember any trouble with ‘Serial Mom’ or ‘Cecil B. Demented’ or any of them. Except ‘Cry Baby.’
I read a lot about serial killers.
Yeah, I had an idea to make a very scary movie, based on a kind of serial murderer that preys on tourists.
Well I think that the mind of a serial killer and the mind of the detectives represent the duality we face as people.
Serial murders are just the worst stories. It can take an emotional toll on you.
I am grateful to Robi Ghosh, who used to praise me a lot. It is because of him that I got the lead role in ‘Kalpurush,’ my first Hindi serial.
Jim Thompson understood something about the serial killer before the psychology caught up to it, which is that they are detached to it and they do want to get caught.
I am not one of those actors who will abandon my flagship serial, my main claim to fame, just because I’ve done a hit movie.
I’ve only ever done out-and-out serious roles. I’ve played, like, five serial killers.
One relationship that went a long way was the one with my present wife. It was almost 30 years ago. We worked in a serial together in the mid-’80s.
I’m a serial monogamist.
There would be no Sherlock Holmes if it were not for serial publication.
The ‘serial kisser’ tag that has been thrust on to me is a lame stereotype. It irritates me. Yes, there is sexual content in my movies, and I have never been apologetic about doing bold scenes. But it’s not fair to tag me this way because that can be very stifling.
If I can, I would like to do as many different roles in a year because then there is no stagnation. That used to happen when I played one role in a serial for years. When a show goes on for years and is delivering ratings, you didn’t get the chance to take up other roles and shows.
We’re living in an age where new technology offers gigantic upsides – artificial intelligence has the potential to diagnose cancer, catch serial killers and reduce prison populations.
They’re making me out to be a serial marrying person or something. I’m laughing at that.
I revere my serials. But the reality, at the same time, is that it is difficult to get a break in films. I have been unceremoniously ousted from 20-25 films because I am a serial actor.
Before sequels became the most reliable way to make a buck, Bond set the standard for lavish serial adventures. Before Hollywood found gold in multimillion-dollar adaptations of comic-book characters – in the Superman, Batman and Spider-Man blockbusters – Bond was the movies’ first big-budget franchise superhero.
In my career, I have played a gangster, an ex cop, a journalist and a film director. Yet, the label of a serial kisser refuses to leave me.
When I was in high school, I started writing a serial novel, longhand, set in the Arthurian mythos, and influenced not incidentally by Marion Zimmer Bradley’s ‘The Mists of Avalon.’
I read a book recently by a psychiatrist who was able to interview a few serial killers and she had a thesis on how you could figure these people out. And she thinks that there are things that could tell you whether someone has the potential to do that.
In the serial ‘Kutumb,’ I play a psychopath.
Since 1966, hundreds of books have been published that follow murderers along their paths of destruction. Every serial killer, it seems, now has a biographer or two.
Electronic music used pure sounds, completely calibrated. You had to think digitally, as it were, in a way that allowed you to extend serial ideas into other parameters through technology.
Making the leap from Monsanto’s business practices – whatever you may think of them – to the ‘dangers’ of GM foods is a mistake in logical reasoning. It is akin to saying landscape paintings are potentially evil because the painter was a serial killer.
I read the papers, and I watch the news a lot. I watch ‘Dateline’ and ’48 Hours.’ And I think we have a tendency to become terrified of one another, thinking that there is a serial killer that is on either side of you.
Often, a serial killer has no felony record.
I’m a serial monogamist. I’m not one of those people that can date loads of people at the same time, it’s all too complicated.
The accepted definition of a serial killer is a person who kills at least three times with a cooling off period in between his murders.
I’m a serial dater. When I see someone I like, we go on multiple dates.
I have never been of the opinion that I will only play the lead in a serial. For me, just the role needs to be good.
Honestly, the life of a serial character on television, I’d love to write an essay about it.
I still remember the entire Boy Scout motto. I don’t remember the serial number of my gun in the army. I don’t remember the number of my locker in school. But I remember that Boy Scout code.
The one noticeable similarity with almost all serial killer victims is their short height and low weight.
I wrote my first real murder story as a journalist for the Daytona Beach News Journal in 1980. It was about a body found in the woods. Later, the murder was linked to a serial killer who was later caught and executed for his crimes.
There are two kinds of serial killers as far as the victim is concerned: the kind that you don’t see before they pounce on you and the kind you see and don’t expect to pounce on you.
Maybe I’m a serial regional writer. First here, then there, across the map.
I’m a serial monogamist.
Some people are serial entrepreneurs and want to just move on to the next thing. They just want to clean the slate and start from scratch. I feel that sometimes, too, and the way that we do that here is we build things inside Shutterstock: we launch new products all the time.
But I am not a serial dater or anything like that. Maybe when lockdown is over, I can do speed dating for weeks on end!
Police are reluctant to label a murder as a possible serial homicide.
Directing the television serial, ‘Thoda Sa Aasman,’ was a good learning experience and I can empathize better with producers.
‘Blood Feast’ is my favorite of Lewis’ films. When we shot ‘Serial Mom,’ and I showed them the infamous tongue scene, one of the female crew members said, ‘I hate when a guy does that.’
For me, one of the most beautiful and rewarding aspects of serial reality TV is that characters can move freely along a spectrum of heroism and villainy.
Along with true human relationships, ‘Buniyaad’ is a serial with lot of pain and emotions which even today is rarely found.
I’m a serial scroller, and whenever I have a minute to spare, you’ll find me on my phone scrolling through Instagram.
Serial fiction is a conceit of comic books and soap operas. As one goes, so goes the other in terms of public consciousness.
I am a serial class taker. I take classes for anything and everything!
After writing about addiction in a pair of books, I frequently hear from addicts and their family members about serial relapses followed by treatments followed by more relapses. It’s not uncommon for addicts to go through a dozen treatment programs.
Nowadays, with much more racial and ethnic mixing, we are seeing serial killers murdering a variety of victims; whoever comes along will most likely do.
Because I never plan anything out ahead of time, I’m always in the process of learning about my characters. Without a biographical sketch to guide me, I discover things about my heroines as the stories unfold. Only in ‘Body Double’ did I discover that Maura’s mother was a serial killer.
How many chances to you get to make a musical about a serial killer? The minute Tim Burton approached me, I was in.
Really, no-one is bad except for serial killers and dictators.
People recognise me for my role as S.P. Brahmanand in the serial ‘Maryada – Lekin Kab Tak.’
You know, I read the papers and I watch the news a lot. I watch ‘Dateline’ and ’48 Hours’. And I think we have a tendency to become terrified of one another, thinking that there is a serial killer that is on either side of you.
The advantage of being the creator of the character is I know them better than anybody, I like to think. But the reality one has to deal with in a serial collaborative medium like comics is that you’re not the only one who writes the character.
Unless you’re a serial killer, you’re worried about being liked by somebody.
In my last year at Hallmark, we finally began putting verses on computer. It had been all in filing cabinets on index cards. They had to assign a 4 digit serial number to each sentiment, for each area of feeling.
After ‘Surya vs. Surya’ I went on to do a TV serial ‘Dahleez’ and that got me busy.
I think there’s as much violence, in a way, as a scene with two women having a cup of coffee in a Ruth Rendell novel – in terms of emotional violence and the violence you can inflict with language – as there is in the most graphic kind of serial killer/slasher novel you can think of.
Often I am asked if there is any such thing as a female serial killer.
Without solid connections between homicides, we may have the reverse problem of believing three local murders are the work of one serial killer when they may actually be the work of three!
Actually, ‘Char Divas Sasuche’ was my first ever Marathi serial. I have done many other serials but as a daily soap, this was the first.
I don’t like movies about serial killers, necessarily; it’s too real and unpleasant for me.
Exact information about the functional significance of the deep sections of the brain is only obtained by working through the brain histologically in serial section.
It seems the most common thing for serial interventionists to do these days is to lob the term ‘isolationist’ at anyone who does not agree with their latest folly, and then set up a straw man about those people not wanting to be involved in the world.
I’d love to adapt more contemporary novels. But there isn’t really enough story and character to make a really satisfying serial, so they tend to be single dramas.
Mum’s serial misbehavior over the years had driven me, despairing, to write her scolding – occasionally scalding letters.
I have a sense of humor and enjoyed playing the role of Daku-amma in the serial ‘Gunwale Dulhaniya le Jayenge.’
I became interested in making books, starting about 1965, when I did the Serial Project #1, deciding that I needed a small book to show how the work could be understood and how the system worked.
Serial novels have an unexpected effect; they hook the writer as well as the reader.
If you look at the best-seller list for American fiction, they’re all sequels to detective stories or stories about hunting serial killers. That’s what’s called American fiction these days.
Smart people tend to enjoy thinking about a lot of things at once. I’d say entrepreneurs should be serial monogamists; do one thing at a time until you make sufficient progress and then move on.
I’m a serial monogamist.
I’ve never been someone who dates all that much – I’m more of a serial monogamist.
Initially my makeup for the character of Ramola Sikand in TV serial ‘Kahin Kisi Roz’ raised eyebrows of many who were of the opinion that my looks were too gaudy. But soon I was appreciated by the viewers as well as the industry.
Most of the time, actors respond to the thing that’s so far from who they are. We all want to play the serial killer and the ex-con.
My work begins at around 3 P.M. I wake up at around 2 P.M., watch my serial cassettes, jog for 30 minutes, get my make-up done, and plunge into meetings lined up with my directors. By evening, I finish all meetings and go to my office, where I handle any problems that may have arisen there.
IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom’s Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction.
Delhi gives you a lot of love. Bombay people don’t care much because it’s usual for them to see a TV serial guy or a movie actor.
Numerous studies, and my own experience as a serial entrepreneur, have proven that companies with a diverse management team provide greater financial returns to investors.
A television serial should end when the story stops entertaining the audience.
I am a serial killer. I would kill again.
You might get some serial killers who are born with a chip missing, but for the most part I don’t think anyone is born bad.
My husband was a serial adulterer, and there was nothing I could do about it: no questions I could ask him, no argument I could have with him, no explanation he could give me or pleas he could make for forgiveness.
I had known there had been a serial killer on Mount Tamalpais, and it felt so incongruous in such a beautiful, peaceful spot.
We have Russia, on a serial basis, abusing Interpol… The moral of this story is that if a country wants to abuse Interpol they can just keep abusing Interpol and it doesn’t really matter how many times they do it.
The narrative of serial art works more like music than like literature.
Our style of play is non-negotiable, but we also have to become ruthless serial winners.
I owe 90 per cent of my life to people because I am a public figure, but 10 per cent is private to me. And I am not saying it in a defensive way. I feel my life has been made into a TV serial.
When we write about Auschwitz, we must know that Auschwitz, in a certain sense at least, suspended literature. One can only write a black novel about Auschwitz or – you should excuse the expression – a cheap serial, which begins in Auschwitz and is still not over.
We assume people we know can’t be serial killers.
Every one of my books is written from the viewpoint of cops, with the exception of my book Killer on the Road, which is written from the viewpoint of a serial killer.
I started with a television serial, ‘Just Mohabbat,’ when I was in the first year of my graduation.
I don’t mind acting on TV if I have to play a mature, contemporary character. But I can’t play a lehenga-clad lady in a saas-bahu serial.
The serial arsonist is the most difficult to apprehend because the evidence is burned up.
I think serial monogamy says it all.
I started listening to ‘Serial’ but remember being home alone and the electricity went – I don’t think I’ve ever been more scared!
Last but not least among serial killer methodologies, we have women who kill their own children.
Once upon a time, novelists of the 19th century, such as Charles Dickens, published in serial form.