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Quotes by Stephen King

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Wikipedia Summary for Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy novels. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many have been adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books. King has published 62 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and five non-fiction books. He has also written approximately 200 short stories, most of which have been published in book collections.

King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, and British Fantasy Society Awards. In 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his entire bibliography, such as the 2004 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement and the 2007 Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. In 2015, he was awarded with a National Medal of Arts from the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts for his contributions to literature. He has been described as the "King of Horror", a play on his surname and a reference to his high standing in pop culture.

Quote: The scariest moment is always just before you start. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of sunflower field under white sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Aaron Burden

The scariest moment is always just before you start.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.


Quote: No one likes to see a government folder with his name on it. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of Milky way in nature photography
Photo Credit: Lubo Minar

No one likes to see a government folder with his name on it.


Quote: Fighting for peace, is like f***ing for chastity. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of crashed plane
Photo Credit: Benjamin Behre

Fighting for peace, is like f***ing for chastity.


Quote: Money talks, bullshit walks. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of 100 US Dollar banknote
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Money talks, bullshit walks.


Quote: What happens to the wide-eyed observer when the window between reality and unreality breaks and the glass begins to fly? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of woman signing on white printer paper beside woman about to touch the documents
Photo Credit: Gabrielle Henderson

What happens to the wide-eyed observer when the window between reality and unreality breaks and the glass begins to fly?


Quote: Even when lightning flashes inside them... we say they are only clouds and turn our attention to the next meal, next pain, next breath, the next page. This is how we go on. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of white and brown kitten on black table
Photo Credit: Ray ZHUANG

Even when lightning flashes inside them... we say they are only clouds and turn our attention to the next meal, next pain, next breath, the next page. This is how we go on.


Quote: Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of person writing on white paper
Photo Credit: Eugene Chystiakov

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.


Quote: Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of yellow sunflower in close up photography
Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema

Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.


When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.


Quote: When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and identifying the trees. When you're done, you have to step back and look at the forest. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of pink and blue sky with moon
Photo Credit: J Lee

When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and identifying the trees. When you're done, you have to step back and look at the forest.


Quote: You go where the story leads you. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of Magic Keyboard beside mug and click pen
Photo Credit: Leone Venter

You go where the story leads you.


Quote: Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler's heart, kill your darlings. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of pink rose
Photo Credit: Kaishin | OneLushLife

Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler's heart, kill your darlings.


Quote: No, it's not a very good story -- its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

No, it's not a very good story -- its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside.


Quote: Fiction is the truth inside the lie. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of fountain pen
Photo Credit: John Jennings

Fiction is the truth inside the lie.


Quote: But I think there are a set of experiences that turn a potential writer into a working writer, and then there are places in your life were you start to recognize what you want to do. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

But I think there are a set of experiences that turn a potential writer into a working writer, and then there are places in your life were you start to recognize what you want to do.


Quote: Even when love isn't enough, somehow it is. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Even when love isn't enough, somehow it is.


Quote: The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there. And still on your feet. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there. And still on your feet.


Quote: Mornings belong to whatever is new. The current composition. Afternoons are for naps and letters. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Mornings belong to whatever is new. The current composition. Afternoons are for naps and letters.


Quote: I believe in Santa Claus. I believe in the Easter Bunny. I believe in the Tooth Fairy. But I don't believe in you. This is battery acid. Now, you disappear! by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I believe in Santa Claus. I believe in the Easter Bunny. I believe in the Tooth Fairy. But I don't believe in you. This is battery acid. Now, you disappear!


Quote: I hated high school. I don't trust anybody who looks back on the years from 14 to 18 with any enjoyment. If you liked being a teenager, there's something wrong with you. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I hated high school. I don't trust anybody who looks back on the years from 14 to 18 with any enjoyment. If you liked being a teenager, there's something wrong with you.


Quote: Sometimes an accident can be an unhappy womans best friend. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Sometimes an accident can be an unhappy womans best friend.


Quote: The man in black travels with your soul in his pocket. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The man in black travels with your soul in his pocket.


Quote: Words create sentences; sentences create paragraphs; sometimes paragraphs quicken and begin to breathe. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Words create sentences; sentences create paragraphs; sometimes paragraphs quicken and begin to breathe.


Quote: You can, you should, and if you're brave enough to start, you will. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

You can, you should, and if you're brave enough to start, you will.


Quote: When a codependent is drowning, somebody else's life flashes before his eyes. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

When a codependent is drowning, somebody else's life flashes before his eyes.


Quote: There is zero, and there is eternity, and there is mortality, but there is no ultimate. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

There is zero, and there is eternity, and there is mortality, but there is no ultimate.


Quote: Her color was high, and there were deep dimples at the corners of her mouth. She looked nine miles out of place, but he had never loved her more. This was Willa on the edge of a smile. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Her color was high, and there were deep dimples at the corners of her mouth. She looked nine miles out of place, but he had never loved her more. This was Willa on the edge of a smile.


Quote: Nobody likes a clown at midnight. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Nobody likes a clown at midnight.


Quote: Even the company of the mad was better than the company of the dead. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Even the company of the mad was better than the company of the dead.


Quote: I been fixing the plumbing in here for ten years. I ain't never had to wear no tie before. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I been fixing the plumbing in here for ten years. I ain't never had to wear no tie before.


Quote: Laughter, is like a hurricane, once it reaches a certain point, it becomes self-feeding, self-supporting. You laugh not because the jokes are funny but because your own condition is funny. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Laughter, is like a hurricane, once it reaches a certain point, it becomes self-feeding, self-supporting. You laugh not because the jokes are funny but because your own condition is funny.


Quote: You can't be careful on a skateboard. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

You can't be careful on a skateboard.


Quote: The soil of a man's heart is stonier; a man grows what he can and tends it. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The soil of a man's heart is stonier; a man grows what he can and tends it.


Quote: I'm still in love with what I do, with the idea of making things up, so hours when I write always feel like very blessed hours to me. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I'm still in love with what I do, with the idea of making things up, so hours when I write always feel like very blessed hours to me.


Quote: Monsters are real, ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes they win. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Monsters are real, ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes they win.


Quote: JK Rowling created seven horcruxes. She put a part of her soul in every book and her books will live forever. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

JK Rowling created seven horcruxes. She put a part of her soul in every book and her books will live forever.


Quote: That's something that is almost accidental at the beginning of a career, but the more you write, the more trained you are to recognize the little signals. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

That's something that is almost accidental at the beginning of a career, but the more you write, the more trained you are to recognize the little signals.


Quote: A grandfather clause, I thought. And what place was more fitted for one than an old-age home? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

A grandfather clause, I thought. And what place was more fitted for one than an old-age home?


Quote: I did spend years as an addict, so I know that world, although I wish I didn't. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I did spend years as an addict, so I know that world, although I wish I didn't.


Quote: I was a twenty-one-year-old virgin with literary aspirations. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I was a twenty-one-year-old virgin with literary aspirations.


Quote: Atonement was powerful; it was the lock on the door you closed against the past. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Atonement was powerful; it was the lock on the door you closed against the past.


Quote: Bad news should always come after lunch.. first thing in the morning everything left a bruise. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Bad news should always come after lunch.. first thing in the morning everything left a bruise.


Quote: He went into the bathroom, set his Coleman lamp on the sink so that it illuminated the mirror, and for the next fifteen minutes he practiced smiling. He was getting very good at it. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

He went into the bathroom, set his Coleman lamp on the sink so that it illuminated the mirror, and for the next fifteen minutes he practiced smiling. He was getting very good at it.


Quote: If God gives you something you can do, why in God's name wouldn't you do it? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

If God gives you something you can do, why in God's name wouldn't you do it?


Quote: In bowling and in life, if a person made the spares, the strikes would take care of themselves. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

In bowling and in life, if a person made the spares, the strikes would take care of themselves.


Quote: And the wind gonna rise up, baby
and blow my blues away. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

And the wind gonna rise up, baby
and blow my blues away.


Quote: The road and the tale have both been long, would you not say so? The trip has been long and the cost has been high... but no great thing was ever attained easily. A long tale, like a tall Tower, must be built a stone at a time. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The road and the tale have both been long, would you not say so? The trip has been long and the cost has been high... but no great thing was ever attained easily. A long tale, like a tall Tower, must be built a stone at a time.


Quote: I was sitting one day and thinking about cannibalism, because that's what guys like me do... and I thought, suppose a guy was washed up on a rocky island, how much of himself could he eat? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I was sitting one day and thinking about cannibalism, because that's what guys like me do... and I thought, suppose a guy was washed up on a rocky island, how much of himself could he eat?


Quote: He liked the way his laughter sounded with theirs. It was the sound he had never heard before: not mingled laughter -- he heard that lots of times -- but mingled laughter of which his own was a part. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

He liked the way his laughter sounded with theirs. It was the sound he had never heard before: not mingled laughter -- he heard that lots of times -- but mingled laughter of which his own was a part.


Quote: And I believe happiness is the exact opposite of sadness, bitterness, and hatred: happiness should remain unexamined as long as possible. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

And I believe happiness is the exact opposite of sadness, bitterness, and hatred: happiness should remain unexamined as long as possible.


Quote: Families, when a child is born Want it to be intelligent. I, through intelligence, Having wrecked my whole life, Only hope the baby will prove Ignorant and stupid. Then he will crown a tranquil life By becoming a Cabinet Minister. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Families, when a child is born Want it to be intelligent. I, through intelligence, Having wrecked my whole life, Only hope the baby will prove Ignorant and stupid. Then he will crown a tranquil life By becoming a Cabinet Minister.


Quote: Sixty-four has a way of forgetting what twenty-one was like. So we won't talk about blame. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Sixty-four has a way of forgetting what twenty-one was like. So we won't talk about blame.


Quote: Black as night and as beautiful as forever. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Black as night and as beautiful as forever.


Quote: The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years -- if it ever did end -- began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years -- if it ever did end -- began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain.


Quote: Everything's a lot tougher when it's for real. That's when you choke. When it's for real. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Everything's a lot tougher when it's for real. That's when you choke. When it's for real.


Quote: Sometimes a cigar is just a smoke and a coincidence is just a coincidence. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Sometimes a cigar is just a smoke and a coincidence is just a coincidence.


Quote: Coincidences happen, but I've come to believe they are actually quite rare. Something is at work, okay? Somewhere in the universe (or behind it), a great machine is ticking and turning its fabulous gears. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Coincidences happen, but I've come to believe they are actually quite rare. Something is at work, okay? Somewhere in the universe (or behind it), a great machine is ticking and turning its fabulous gears.


Quote: To us, Stu. May we have happy days, satisfied minds, and little or no low back pain. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

To us, Stu. May we have happy days, satisfied minds, and little or no low back pain.


Quote: I'm going crazy, Louis thought wonderingly. Wheeeeee! by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I'm going crazy, Louis thought wonderingly. Wheeeeee!


Quote: Terror washed through him, and then was replaced by a sense of cosmic absurdity. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Terror washed through him, and then was replaced by a sense of cosmic absurdity.


Quote: You will not see what you do not look for maggot. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

You will not see what you do not look for maggot.


Quote: He had discovered that there was not just one God but many, and some were more than cruel -- they were insane, and that changed all. Cruelty, after all, was understandable. With insanity, however, there was no arguing. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

He had discovered that there was not just one God but many, and some were more than cruel -- they were insane, and that changed all. Cruelty, after all, was understandable. With insanity, however, there was no arguing.


Quote: It's always darkest before the dawn. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It's always darkest before the dawn.


Quote: The truth is in the details. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The truth is in the details.


Quote: The book is not the important part. The book is the delivery system. The important part is the story and the talent. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The book is not the important part. The book is the delivery system. The important part is the story and the talent.


Quote: A crazy certainty had arisen in his mind: a hand -- or perhaps a claw -- was going to swim up from the grayness of the Kindle's screen, grab him by the throat, and yank him in. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

A crazy certainty had arisen in his mind: a hand -- or perhaps a claw -- was going to swim up from the grayness of the Kindle's screen, grab him by the throat, and yank him in.


Quote: What's behind the door or lurking at the top of the stairs is never as frightening as the door or the staircase itself. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

What's behind the door or lurking at the top of the stairs is never as frightening as the door or the staircase itself.


Quote: Writing good dialogue is art as well as craft. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Writing good dialogue is art as well as craft.


Quote: It's dialogue that gives your cast their voices, and is crucial in defining their characters. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It's dialogue that gives your cast their voices, and is crucial in defining their characters.


Quote: Dolls with no little girls around to mind them were sort of creepy under any conditions. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Dolls with no little girls around to mind them were sort of creepy under any conditions.


Quote: Or was it a kind of egotism masquerading as strength? She knew men were taught (primarily by other men, of course) that they were to keep their pain to themselves, but she also knew marriage was supposed to undo some of that teaching. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Or was it a kind of egotism masquerading as strength? She knew men were taught (primarily by other men, of course) that they were to keep their pain to themselves, but she also knew marriage was supposed to undo some of that teaching.


Quote: After all, you're his number one fan. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

After all, you're his number one fan.


Quote: Ending is just another word for goodbye. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Ending is just another word for goodbye.


Quote: He lay back, put his arm over his eyes, and tried to hold onto the anger, because the anger made him feel brave. A brave man could think. A coward couldn't. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

He lay back, put his arm over his eyes, and tried to hold onto the anger, because the anger made him feel brave. A brave man could think. A coward couldn't.


Quote: Embrace your female side. Every man has one. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Embrace your female side. Every man has one.


Quote: They'll float, it growled, they float, Georgie, and when you're down here with me, you'll float, too. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

They'll float, it growled, they float, Georgie, and when you're down here with me, you'll float, too.


Quote: We fool ourselves so much we could do it for a living. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

We fool ourselves so much we could do it for a living.


Quote: I done a few things in my life that I'm not proud of, but this is the first time I ever felt really actually in danger of hell. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I done a few things in my life that I'm not proud of, but this is the first time I ever felt really actually in danger of hell.


Quote: An old man's body is nothing but a sack in which he carries aches and indignities. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

An old man's body is nothing but a sack in which he carries aches and indignities.


Quote: That last bit of babble had gone home. How was they supposed to know, that was ungrammatical but right. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

That last bit of babble had gone home. How was they supposed to know, that was ungrammatical but right.


Quote: American grammar doesn't have the sturdiness of British grammar, but it has its own scruffy charm. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

American grammar doesn't have the sturdiness of British grammar, but it has its own scruffy charm.


Quote: Writing is like sex. The more you think about it, the harder it is to do. It's better not to think about it so much and just let it happen. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Writing is like sex. The more you think about it, the harder it is to do. It's better not to think about it so much and just let it happen.


Quote: Want to see the rock? Want to lay on it naked, and feel me in you, beneath the pinwheel stars, while the grass sings our names? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Want to see the rock? Want to lay on it naked, and feel me in you, beneath the pinwheel stars, while the grass sings our names?


Quote: How many have to die before we will give up these dangerous toys? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

How many have to die before we will give up these dangerous toys?


Quote: 'Help me find some guts,' Eddie said. 'That's my wish. Help me find the guts to try and finish this damned thing.' by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

'Help me find some guts,' Eddie said. 'That's my wish. Help me find the guts to try and finish this damned thing.'


Quote: She didn't want to close herself into this bad-smelling room with the old woman, but when there was no choice, hesitation was ever a fault. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

She didn't want to close herself into this bad-smelling room with the old woman, but when there was no choice, hesitation was ever a fault.


Quote: That's the curse of the reading class. We can be seduced by a good story even at the most inopportune moments. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

That's the curse of the reading class. We can be seduced by a good story even at the most inopportune moments.


Quote: A man with a good wife is the luckiest of God's creatures. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

A man with a good wife is the luckiest of God's creatures.


Quote: It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a tremendous cost. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a tremendous cost.


Quote: Hear me, I beg. We say thankee. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Hear me, I beg. We say thankee.


Quote: I believe that anyone using the phrase 'That's so cool' should have to stand in the corner. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I believe that anyone using the phrase 'That's so cool' should have to stand in the corner.


Quote: I suppose you'd have to say that my interest in the subject fell somewhere between the Land of Hobbies and the Kingdom of Obsession. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I suppose you'd have to say that my interest in the subject fell somewhere between the Land of Hobbies and the Kingdom of Obsession.


Quote: In polite society, we call our obsessions hobbies. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

In polite society, we call our obsessions hobbies.


Quote: If you've every been homesick, or felt exiled from all the things and people that once defined you, you'll know how important welcoming words and friendly smiles can be. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

If you've every been homesick, or felt exiled from all the things and people that once defined you, you'll know how important welcoming words and friendly smiles can be.


Quote: You grew up, became a man, had to adjust to taking less than you hoped for; you discovered the dream-machine had a big OUT OF ORDER sign on it. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

You grew up, became a man, had to adjust to taking less than you hoped for; you discovered the dream-machine had a big OUT OF ORDER sign on it.


Quote: Anger is the most useless emotion, Henchick intoned, destructive to the mind and hurtful to the heart. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Anger is the most useless emotion, Henchick intoned, destructive to the mind and hurtful to the heart.


Quote: Invitation to Dance-
It's a Dance. And sometimes they turn the lights off in this ballroom.
But we'll dance anyway, you and I. Even in the Dark. Especially in the Dark.
May I have the pleasure? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Invitation to Dance-
It's a Dance. And sometimes they turn the lights off in this ballroom.
But we'll dance anyway, you and I. Even in the Dark. Especially in the Dark.
May I have the pleasure?


Quote: I am your number one fan. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I am your number one fan.


Quote: What if death drives us insane? What if we survive, but it drives us insane? What then? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

What if death drives us insane? What if we survive, but it drives us insane? What then?


Quote: He sketches a world of Darwinian struggle where all the savages wear three-piece suits. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

He sketches a world of Darwinian struggle where all the savages wear three-piece suits.


Quote: He had come to believe that life was a series of ironic ambushes. -- Doctor Sleep. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

He had come to believe that life was a series of ironic ambushes. -- Doctor Sleep.


Quote: I believe there's another dozen thoughts in my head lined up behind each one I'm aware of. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I believe there's another dozen thoughts in my head lined up behind each one I'm aware of.


Quote: There's always someone who knows something. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

There's always someone who knows something.


Quote: When you spend your life taking care of mudmen, you can't help getting a little dirty yourself. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

When you spend your life taking care of mudmen, you can't help getting a little dirty yourself.


Quote: The dead do not see, unless they look from a brighter place than this darkling plain where ignorant armies clash by night. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The dead do not see, unless they look from a brighter place than this darkling plain where ignorant armies clash by night.


Quote: Language does not always have to wear a tie and lace-up shoes. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Language does not always have to wear a tie and lace-up shoes.


Quote: Hairstyles change, and skirt lengths, and slang, but high school administrations? Never. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Hairstyles change, and skirt lengths, and slang, but high school administrations? Never.


Quote: There are lots of guys out there who write a better prose line than I do and who have a better understanding of what people are really like and what humanity is supposed to mean -- hell, I know that. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

There are lots of guys out there who write a better prose line than I do and who have a better understanding of what people are really like and what humanity is supposed to mean -- hell, I know that.


Quote: He died with his tie on. Do you think that could be our generation's equivalent of that old saying about dying with your boots on? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

He died with his tie on. Do you think that could be our generation's equivalent of that old saying about dying with your boots on?


Quote: Fantasy fiction is essentially about the concept of power; great fantasy fiction is about people who find it at great cost or lose it tragically; mediocre fantasy fiction is about people who have it and never lose it but simply wield it. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Fantasy fiction is essentially about the concept of power; great fantasy fiction is about people who find it at great cost or lose it tragically; mediocre fantasy fiction is about people who have it and never lose it but simply wield it.


Quote: Read a lot, write a lot is the great commandment. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Read a lot, write a lot is the great commandment.


Quote: If seven hundred monkeys typed for seven hundred years, one of them would turn out the works of Shakespeare,. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

If seven hundred monkeys typed for seven hundred years, one of them would turn out the works of Shakespeare,.


Quote: She didn't like seeing that look in his face, but she wanted to see it there, she did. He was a man, wasn't he? And sometimes men had to learn what it was to be afraid of a woman. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

She didn't like seeing that look in his face, but she wanted to see it there, she did. He was a man, wasn't he? And sometimes men had to learn what it was to be afraid of a woman.


Quote: I feel like a man standing at the mouth of an old mine-shaft that is full of cave-ins waiting to happen, standing there and saying goodbye to the daylight. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I feel like a man standing at the mouth of an old mine-shaft that is full of cave-ins waiting to happen, standing there and saying goodbye to the daylight.


Quote: That rational voice was right to be frightened. There's something in us that is very much attracted to madness. Everyone who looks off the edge of a tall building has felt a faint, morbid urge to jump. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

That rational voice was right to be frightened. There's something in us that is very much attracted to madness. Everyone who looks off the edge of a tall building has felt a faint, morbid urge to jump.


Quote: Words have weight. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Words have weight.


Quote: The family exists for many reasons, but its most basic function may be to draw together after a member dies. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The family exists for many reasons, but its most basic function may be to draw together after a member dies.


Quote: God wiped snot out of his nose and that was you. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

God wiped snot out of his nose and that was you.


Quote: Satan's First Law of Malignity -- to wit, if the worst can happen, it usually will. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Satan's First Law of Malignity -- to wit, if the worst can happen, it usually will.


Quote: Being needed is a great thing. Maybe the great thing. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Being needed is a great thing. Maybe the great thing.


Quote: It's terrible to be alone and frightened at any age, but I think it's worse when you're old. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It's terrible to be alone and frightened at any age, but I think it's worse when you're old.


Quote: If you think getting old is tough for men, let me tell you, it's no picnic for women. Once your tits fall, you become pretty much visible to fifty percent of the population. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

If you think getting old is tough for men, let me tell you, it's no picnic for women. Once your tits fall, you become pretty much visible to fifty percent of the population.


Quote: There was an abyss. And books contained magical incantations to raise what was hidden there, all the great mysteries. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

There was an abyss. And books contained magical incantations to raise what was hidden there, all the great mysteries.


Quote: If you think you've gone insane ... you're nuts. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

If you think you've gone insane ... you're nuts.


Quote: What none of them knew, of course, was that Carrie White was telekinetic. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

What none of them knew, of course, was that Carrie White was telekinetic.


Quote: Shiny happy people don't hold guns in their laps that way. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Shiny happy people don't hold guns in their laps that way.


Quote: A product is something made in a factory; a brand is something that is bought by the customer. A product can be copied by a competitor; a brand is unique. A product can be quickly outdated; a successful brand is timeless. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

A product is something made in a factory; a brand is something that is bought by the customer. A product can be copied by a competitor; a brand is unique. A product can be quickly outdated; a successful brand is timeless.


Quote: An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this.


Quote: You need openness and inability to do anything other than get to the point. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

You need openness and inability to do anything other than get to the point.


Quote: Outlines are the last resource of bad fiction writers who wish to God they were writing masters' theses. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Outlines are the last resource of bad fiction writers who wish to God they were writing masters' theses.


Quote: What I didn't realize was how many doors the act of writing unlocks, as if my Dad's old fountain pen wasn't really a pen at all, but some strange variety of skeleton key. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

What I didn't realize was how many doors the act of writing unlocks, as if my Dad's old fountain pen wasn't really a pen at all, but some strange variety of skeleton key.


Quote: There's an old rule of theater that goes, 'If there's a gun on the mantel in Act I, it must go off in Act III.' The reverse is also true. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

There's an old rule of theater that goes, 'If there's a gun on the mantel in Act I, it must go off in Act III.' The reverse is also true.


Quote: Also, I suppose I wanted to say goodbye to someone, and have someone say goodbye to me. The goodbyes we speak and the goodbyes we hear are the goodbyes that tell us we're still alive, after all. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Also, I suppose I wanted to say goodbye to someone, and have someone say goodbye to me. The goodbyes we speak and the goodbyes we hear are the goodbyes that tell us we're still alive, after all.


Quote: Reading at meals is considered rude in polite society, but if you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Reading at meals is considered rude in polite society, but if you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects.


Quote: Paths cross all the time in this world of our, sometimes in the strangest places. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Paths cross all the time in this world of our, sometimes in the strangest places.


Quote: For me, that emotional payoff is what it's all about. I want you to laugh or cry when you read a story...or do both at the same time. I want your heart, in other words. If you want to learn something, go to school. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

For me, that emotional payoff is what it's all about. I want you to laugh or cry when you read a story...or do both at the same time. I want your heart, in other words. If you want to learn something, go to school.


Quote: If it had two legs and belt-loops, it was a pair of pants. Never mind the color. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

If it had two legs and belt-loops, it was a pair of pants. Never mind the color.


Quote: The exhausted mind is obsession's easiest prey. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The exhausted mind is obsession's easiest prey.


Quote: God doesn't bribe, child. He just makes a sign and lets people take it as they will. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

God doesn't bribe, child. He just makes a sign and lets people take it as they will.


Quote: Puppies are God's idea of a perfect workout program. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Puppies are God's idea of a perfect workout program.


Quote: If you drop a book into the toilet, you can fish it out, dry it off and read that book. But if you drop your Kindle in the toilet, you're pretty well done. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

If you drop a book into the toilet, you can fish it out, dry it off and read that book. But if you drop your Kindle in the toilet, you're pretty well done.


Quote: What I'm saying is that I'm trying to find rational reasons to explain irrational feelings, and that's neveer a good sign. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

What I'm saying is that I'm trying to find rational reasons to explain irrational feelings, and that's neveer a good sign.


Quote: Thanks to you guys and girls who read my stuff, too. May you have long days and pleasant nights. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Thanks to you guys and girls who read my stuff, too. May you have long days and pleasant nights.


Quote: There's an idea that hell is other people. My idea is that it might be repetition. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

There's an idea that hell is other people. My idea is that it might be repetition.


Quote: Could consistently tell me no without making me angry. He was a genius of no. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Could consistently tell me no without making me angry. He was a genius of no.


Quote: Successful rebellions always begin in secret. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Successful rebellions always begin in secret.


Quote: No, no, Evie said. People won't pay to see such a poor excuse for a climax. We need a rewrite. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

No, no, Evie said. People won't pay to see such a poor excuse for a climax. We need a rewrite.


Quote: Resolution demands a sacrifice. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Resolution demands a sacrifice.


Quote: There was a beautiful feeling of calm in my groin, a sense of peace so remarkable it was almost ecstasy----anyone who' suffered bad pain and then recovered will know what I'm talking about. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

There was a beautiful feeling of calm in my groin, a sense of peace so remarkable it was almost ecstasy----anyone who' suffered bad pain and then recovered will know what I'm talking about.


Quote: I go where the story leads. And, sometimes, it is a little bit outrageous. And I relish that. I sort of want to be as much on the edge as I can. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I go where the story leads. And, sometimes, it is a little bit outrageous. And I relish that. I sort of want to be as much on the edge as I can.


Quote: Terrible thing to live in fear. Brooks Hatlen knew it. Knew it all too well. All I want is to be back where things make sense. Where I won't have to be afraid all the time. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Terrible thing to live in fear. Brooks Hatlen knew it. Knew it all too well. All I want is to be back where things make sense. Where I won't have to be afraid all the time.


Quote: Don't go beyond, no matter how much you feel you need to, Doctor. The barrier was not made to be broken. Remember this: there is more power here than you know. It is old and always restless. Remember. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Don't go beyond, no matter how much you feel you need to, Doctor. The barrier was not made to be broken. Remember this: there is more power here than you know. It is old and always restless. Remember.


Quote: Tell him to shut up! Tell him there's no crying in baseball! by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Tell him to shut up! Tell him there's no crying in baseball!


Quote: When it comes to rock music, I'm not much of a player, but I do have entry-level chops. I'm more knowledgeable as a listener, and Revival gave me a way to write about rock and roll without being preachy or boring. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

When it comes to rock music, I'm not much of a player, but I do have entry-level chops. I'm more knowledgeable as a listener, and Revival gave me a way to write about rock and roll without being preachy or boring.


Quote: I write about things that scare me. I've never written a snake story in my life. I myself have never written a story about snakes because they don't scare me. I write about rats because they scare the hell out of me. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I write about things that scare me. I've never written a snake story in my life. I myself have never written a story about snakes because they don't scare me. I write about rats because they scare the hell out of me.


Quote: And what would they find on sale? His sanity? Could be. Half-Price. Smoke and Water Damage. Everything Must Go. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

And what would they find on sale? His sanity? Could be. Half-Price. Smoke and Water Damage. Everything Must Go.


Quote: The tears that heal are also the tears that scald and scourge. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The tears that heal are also the tears that scald and scourge.


Quote: The town kept its secrets, and the Marsten House brooded over it like a ruined king. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The town kept its secrets, and the Marsten House brooded over it like a ruined king.


Quote: Love among the ruins... I'll tell you something, my friend: Weird love's better than no love at all. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Love among the ruins... I'll tell you something, my friend: Weird love's better than no love at all.


Quote: There had never been a shortage of fools in the world. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

There had never been a shortage of fools in the world.


Quote: I don't like the idea that I am going to come back as an ant or a sparrow if I don't get along in the great karma of life. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I don't like the idea that I am going to come back as an ant or a sparrow if I don't get along in the great karma of life.


Quote: I get inspiration, a lot of times, from very commonplace things that just strike a chord and develop themselves in the subconscious. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I get inspiration, a lot of times, from very commonplace things that just strike a chord and develop themselves in the subconscious.


Quote: Help us to be true, Lord. Help us to stand. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Help us to be true, Lord. Help us to stand.


Quote: I think the best stories always end up being about the people rather than the event, which is to say character-driven. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I think the best stories always end up being about the people rather than the event, which is to say character-driven.


Quote: It's best to have your tools with you. If you don't, you're apt to find something you didn't expect and get discouraged. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It's best to have your tools with you. If you don't, you're apt to find something you didn't expect and get discouraged.


Quote: You're going to have to write faster, Paul, she said. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

You're going to have to write faster, Paul, she said.


Quote: Can the future hsitory of the world be so fragile that it will not allow two high school teachers to meet and fall in love? To marry, to dance to Beatles tunes like I Want to Hold Your Hand, and live unremarkable lives? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Can the future hsitory of the world be so fragile that it will not allow two high school teachers to meet and fall in love? To marry, to dance to Beatles tunes like I Want to Hold Your Hand, and live unremarkable lives?


Quote: The past is obdurate. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The past is obdurate.


Quote: Yeah, but what if you went back and killed your own grandfather?
He stared at me, baffled. Why the fuck would you do that? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Yeah, but what if you went back and killed your own grandfather?
He stared at me, baffled. Why the fuck would you do that?


Quote: She saw clearly a boy and a man fighting for control of the same face. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

She saw clearly a boy and a man fighting for control of the same face.


Quote: Tracking account planning is rather like counting a mixed batch of tropical fish. You think you see patterns, but they've all changed by the time you've finished counting. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Tracking account planning is rather like counting a mixed batch of tropical fish. You think you see patterns, but they've all changed by the time you've finished counting.


Quote: What he knows now is that guilt isn't the only reason people commit suicide. Sometimes you can just get bored with afternoon TV. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

What he knows now is that guilt isn't the only reason people commit suicide. Sometimes you can just get bored with afternoon TV.


Quote: There were fourteen steps exactly fourteen. But the top one was smaller, out of proportion, as if it had been added to avoid the evil number. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

There were fourteen steps exactly fourteen. But the top one was smaller, out of proportion, as if it had been added to avoid the evil number.


Quote: God grant me to SERENITY to accept what I cannot change the TENACITY to change what I may and the GOOD LUCK not to f*** up too often. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

God grant me to SERENITY to accept what I cannot change the TENACITY to change what I may and the GOOD LUCK not to f*** up too often.


Quote: From the Book of Republicans: Lo, we have many assholes running for President. Let us consider, and pick the biggest. And so it was done. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

From the Book of Republicans: Lo, we have many assholes running for President. Let us consider, and pick the biggest. And so it was done.


Quote: Just go on dancing with me like this forever and I'll never tire. We'll scrape our shoe on the stars and hang upside down from the moon. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Just go on dancing with me like this forever and I'll never tire. We'll scrape our shoe on the stars and hang upside down from the moon.


Quote: Love, the simplest, strongest, and most unforgiving of all emotions. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Love, the simplest, strongest, and most unforgiving of all emotions.


Quote: By the time I was fourteen the nail in my wall would no longer support the weight of the rejection slips impaled upon it. I replaced the nail with a spike and went on writing. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

By the time I was fourteen the nail in my wall would no longer support the weight of the rejection slips impaled upon it. I replaced the nail with a spike and went on writing.


Quote: Because we never got out. We never got out of the green. Our generation died there. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Because we never got out. We never got out of the green. Our generation died there.


Quote: Some werewolves are hairy on the inside. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Some werewolves are hairy on the inside.


Quote: Life was such a wheel that no man could stand upon it for long. And it always, at the end, came round to the same place again. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Life was such a wheel that no man could stand upon it for long. And it always, at the end, came round to the same place again.


Quote: We sometimes need to create unreal monsters and bogies to stand in for all the things we fear in our real lives. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

We sometimes need to create unreal monsters and bogies to stand in for all the things we fear in our real lives.


Quote: There I sat in the sun, watching half a dozen pairs and one slow but cheerful foursome pass by waving their mallets, thinking my old man's thoughts and letting the sun warm my old man's bones. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

There I sat in the sun, watching half a dozen pairs and one slow but cheerful foursome pass by waving their mallets, thinking my old man's thoughts and letting the sun warm my old man's bones.


Quote: You'll be my friend?
As long as you want me. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

You'll be my friend?
As long as you want me.


Quote: Verbs come in two types, active and passive. With an active verb, the subject of the sentence is doing something. With a passive verb, something is being done to the subject of the sentence. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Verbs come in two types, active and passive. With an active verb, the subject of the sentence is doing something. With a passive verb, something is being done to the subject of the sentence.


Quote: See the bear of fearsome size! All the world's within his eyes. Time grows thin, the past is a riddle; the tower awaits you in the middle. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

See the bear of fearsome size! All the world's within his eyes. Time grows thin, the past is a riddle; the tower awaits you in the middle.


Quote: In the end, we wear out our worries. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

In the end, we wear out our worries.


Quote: In nightmares we can think the worst. That's what they're for, I guess. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

In nightmares we can think the worst. That's what they're for, I guess.


Quote: If stone-sober people can fuck like they're out of their minds -- can actually be out of their minds while caught in that throe -- why shouldn't writers be able to go bonkers and still stay sane? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

If stone-sober people can fuck like they're out of their minds -- can actually be out of their minds while caught in that throe -- why shouldn't writers be able to go bonkers and still stay sane?


Quote: She was an excruciating throb of pain from one end to the other. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

She was an excruciating throb of pain from one end to the other.


Quote: His face was all eyes. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

His face was all eyes.


Quote: I like you, she whispered, and he thought that her scent was like lilies, secret and hidden in cracks furred with green moss--places where sunshine is short and shadows long. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I like you, she whispered, and he thought that her scent was like lilies, secret and hidden in cracks furred with green moss--places where sunshine is short and shadows long.


Quote: A cloud-congested caul that is alternately red, orange, vermilion, purple. Sometimes the clouds break apart in great, slow rafts, letting through beams of innocent yellow sunlight that are bitterly nostalgic for the summer that has gone by. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

A cloud-congested caul that is alternately red, orange, vermilion, purple. Sometimes the clouds break apart in great, slow rafts, letting through beams of innocent yellow sunlight that are bitterly nostalgic for the summer that has gone by.


Quote: They came to see what happened to their town, to see if it was indeed lying burnt and bleeding. Many of them also came to die. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

They came to see what happened to their town, to see if it was indeed lying burnt and bleeding. Many of them also came to die.


Quote: So what he supposed to do? Grab Bobbie's ax and make like Jack Nicholson in The Shinning? He could see it. Smash, crash, bash: Heeeeeeere's GARDENER! by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

So what he supposed to do? Grab Bobbie's ax and make like Jack Nicholson in The Shinning? He could see it. Smash, crash, bash: Heeeeeeere's GARDENER!


Quote: It's alright to feel fear, but sometimes a very bad idea to show it. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It's alright to feel fear, but sometimes a very bad idea to show it.


Quote: The bad ideas kind of just drop out of the mix. You forget about them. The good ones stick around. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The bad ideas kind of just drop out of the mix. You forget about them. The good ones stick around.


Quote: If you're going into a very dark place, then you should take a bright light, and shine it on everything. If you don't want to see, why in God's name would you dare the dark at all? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

If you're going into a very dark place, then you should take a bright light, and shine it on everything. If you don't want to see, why in God's name would you dare the dark at all?


Quote: But the cavalry arrived only in the movies. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

But the cavalry arrived only in the movies.


Quote: Tony, Tony,come around, something's lost that can't be found. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Tony, Tony,come around, something's lost that can't be found.


Quote: The Black Man grinned at her with his jackal mouth, and his scarlet eyes knew all the secrets of woman-blood. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The Black Man grinned at her with his jackal mouth, and his scarlet eyes knew all the secrets of woman-blood.


Quote: Her hands were to her face but she could see through the prison of her fingers could see them how they were beautiful wrapped in light swathed in the bright angelic robes of Acceptance. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Her hands were to her face but she could see through the prison of her fingers could see them how they were beautiful wrapped in light swathed in the bright angelic robes of Acceptance.


Quote: Your pimples are the Lord's way of chastising you. Now eat your pie. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Your pimples are the Lord's way of chastising you. Now eat your pie.


Quote: There's something in you that's like biting on tinfoil. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

There's something in you that's like biting on tinfoil.


Quote: As we get older, our fears, in some way, sharpen and become more personal, because we can no longer -- let's say take a book like It or maybe Christine, and say these are make-believe fears. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

As we get older, our fears, in some way, sharpen and become more personal, because we can no longer -- let's say take a book like It or maybe Christine, and say these are make-believe fears.


Quote: It had been like swallowing a gust of October wind. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It had been like swallowing a gust of October wind.


Quote: The rope by which the great blocks of taxes are attached to any citizenry is simple loyalty. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The rope by which the great blocks of taxes are attached to any citizenry is simple loyalty.


Quote: Civilisation required a contribution -- or a sacrifice, if that's what you wanted to call it. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Civilisation required a contribution -- or a sacrifice, if that's what you wanted to call it.


Quote: A great whispering noise began to rise in the woods on either side of the tracks, as if the forest had just noticed we were there and was commenting on it. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

A great whispering noise began to rise in the woods on either side of the tracks, as if the forest had just noticed we were there and was commenting on it.


Quote: Our memories have voices, too. Often sad ones that clamor like raised arms in the dark. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Our memories have voices, too. Often sad ones that clamor like raised arms in the dark.


Quote: It's a mystery. That's the first thing that interests me about the idea of God. If there is one, it's mysterious and powerful and awesome to even consider the concept, and you have to take it seriously. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It's a mystery. That's the first thing that interests me about the idea of God. If there is one, it's mysterious and powerful and awesome to even consider the concept, and you have to take it seriously.


Quote: See the TURTLE, ain't he keen? All things serve the fuckin Beam. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

See the TURTLE, ain't he keen? All things serve the fuckin Beam.


Quote: Superhero movies and comic books teach a lesson that runs directly counter to the culture-of-violence idea: guns are for bad guys too cowardly to fight like men. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote