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Quote: I'm a salami writer. I try to write good salami, but salami is salami. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I'm a salami writer. I try to write good salami, but salami is salami.


Quote: Resistance to change is proportional to how much the future might be altered by any given act. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Resistance to change is proportional to how much the future might be altered by any given act.


Quote: Not writing would be like going the rest of your life without having dreams. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Not writing would be like going the rest of your life without having dreams.


Quote: I can bear to tell you no more-- only that they comforted each other as
well as they could, and, as you probably know from your own bitter
experience, that is never quite good enough. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I can bear to tell you no more-- only that they comforted each other as
well as they could, and, as you probably know from your own bitter
experience, that is never quite good enough.


Quote: For God's sake, Larry, grow up. Develop a little self-righteousness. A lot of that is an ugly thing, God knows, but a little spread over all your scruples is an absolute necessity! by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

For God's sake, Larry, grow up. Develop a little self-righteousness. A lot of that is an ugly thing, God knows, but a little spread over all your scruples is an absolute necessity!


Quote: Writers are often the worst judges of what they have written. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Writers are often the worst judges of what they have written.


Quote: Outside, the engine-sound of the Desperation police-cruiser grew fatter and closer. A little farther off, the coyotes howled. To David that howling had begun to sound like the laughter of lunatics after the keepers have decamped the asylum. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Outside, the engine-sound of the Desperation police-cruiser grew fatter and closer. A little farther off, the coyotes howled. To David that howling had begun to sound like the laughter of lunatics after the keepers have decamped the asylum.


Quote: Red flashes of light leaped in front of her eyes like ballet dancers. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Red flashes of light leaped in front of her eyes like ballet dancers.


Quote: You fucking drunken waste 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

You fucking drunken waste god wiped snot out of his nose and that was you.


Quote: His words faded, because here were the switches Dan was looking for. The special switches, the ones with the red handles ...
Shine on, he thought, and pulled them all. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

His words faded, because here were the switches Dan was looking for. The special switches, the ones with the red handles ...
Shine on, he thought, and pulled them all.


Quote: Nobody lives forever, but we all shine on. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Nobody lives forever, but we all shine on.


Quote: Hearts are tough, Most times they don't break. Most times they are only bend. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Hearts are tough, Most times they don't break. Most times they are only bend.


Quote: And he had begun to feel then what he was feeling now: the complex and awful mental and physical interaction that is the beginning of acceptance, and the only counterpart to that feeling is rape. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

And he had begun to feel then what he was feeling now: the complex and awful mental and physical interaction that is the beginning of acceptance, and the only counterpart to that feeling is rape.


Quote: Might as well try to drink the ocean with a spoon as argue with a lover. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Might as well try to drink the ocean with a spoon as argue with a lover.


Quote: No one can be as intellectually slothful as a really smart person. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

No one can be as intellectually slothful as a really smart person.


Quote: Maybe the world needs a cadre of smartasses to liven things up, who knows? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Maybe the world needs a cadre of smartasses to liven things up, who knows?


Quote: Teddy, Vern, Chris: I don't shut up. I grow up. And when I look at you, I throw up. Aghhh! Gordie: And then your mom goes around the corner and she licks it up. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Teddy, Vern, Chris: I don't shut up. I grow up. And when I look at you, I throw up. Aghhh! Gordie: And then your mom goes around the corner and she licks it up.


Quote: The worst thing you can try to do is to steer the story once it gets going. You just kind of follow along and see where it goes. That's the fun. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The worst thing you can try to do is to steer the story once it gets going. You just kind of follow along and see where it goes. That's the fun.


Quote: When love leaves the world, all hearts are still. Tell them of my love and tell them of my pain and tell them of my hope, which still lives. For this is all I have and all I am and all I ask. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

When love leaves the world, all hearts are still. Tell them of my love and tell them of my pain and tell them of my hope, which still lives. For this is all I have and all I am and all I ask.


Quote: When you ask me what I'm afraid of, I'd say I still go to see ghost movies when I get a chance or some sort of supernatural being, but it doesn't scare me as it scared me when I was a child. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

When you ask me what I'm afraid of, I'd say I still go to see ghost movies when I get a chance or some sort of supernatural being, but it doesn't scare me as it scared me when I was a child.


Quote: The object of fiction isn't grammatical correctness but to make the reader welcome and then tell a story.... Writing is seduction. Good talk is part of seduction. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The object of fiction isn't grammatical correctness but to make the reader welcome and then tell a story.... Writing is seduction. Good talk is part of seduction.


Quote: If life teaches anything at all it teaches that there are so many happy endings that the man who believes that there is no God needs his rationality called into serious question. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

If life teaches anything at all it teaches that there are so many happy endings that the man who believes that there is no God needs his rationality called into serious question.


Quote: Belief in the supernatural or belief in wild talents like precognition and telepathy and telekinesis and things like that, it seems to me that belief in those things is just very, very freeing. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Belief in the supernatural or belief in wild talents like precognition and telepathy and telekinesis and things like that, it seems to me that belief in those things is just very, very freeing.


Quote: On a couple of occasions I've shocked myself. Pet Sematery was appalling when it first came out on to the page. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

On a couple of occasions I've shocked myself. Pet Sematery was appalling when it first came out on to the page.


Quote: I'm not much good at telling stories. That sounds like a paradox, but it's not; it's the reason I write them down. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I'm not much good at telling stories. That sounds like a paradox, but it's not; it's the reason I write them down.


Quote: I think reality is thin, you know, thin as lake ice after a thaw, and we fill our lives with noise and light and motion to hide that thinness from ourselves. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I think reality is thin, you know, thin as lake ice after a thaw, and we fill our lives with noise and light and motion to hide that thinness from ourselves.


Quote: He would write it for the reason he felt that all great literature, fiction and nonfiction, was written: truth comes out, in the end it always comes out. He would write it because he felt he had to. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

He would write it for the reason he felt that all great literature, fiction and nonfiction, was written: truth comes out, in the end it always comes out. He would write it because he felt he had to.


Quote: For a woman a man will do many things that he'd turn his back on in an instant when alone; things he'd back away from, nine times out of ten, even when drunk adn with a bunch of his friends egging him on. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

For a woman a man will do many things that he'd turn his back on in an instant when alone; things he'd back away from, nine times out of ten, even when drunk adn with a bunch of his friends egging him on.


Quote: Every marriage has two hearts, one light and one dark. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Every marriage has two hearts, one light and one dark.


Quote: He was a romantic in his own harsh way…yet he was also realist enough to know that some times love actually did conquer all. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

He was a romantic in his own harsh way…yet he was also realist enough to know that some times love actually did conquer all.


Quote: You can't polish a turd. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

You can't polish a turd.


Quote: Stupidity is one of the two things we see most clearly in retrospect. The other is missed chances. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Stupidity is one of the two things we see most clearly in retrospect. The other is missed chances.


Quote: It's the unanswered questions that makes it worth getting up in the morning. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It's the unanswered questions that makes it worth getting up in the morning.


Quote: There's a saying -- Write what you know. It's bad advice if you take it as an unbreakable rule, but good advice if you use it as a foundation. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

There's a saying -- Write what you know. It's bad advice if you take it as an unbreakable rule, but good advice if you use it as a foundation.


Quote: Waiting rooms were made for books-of course! But so are theater lobbies before the show, long and boring checkout lines, and everyone's favorite, the john. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Waiting rooms were made for books-of course! But so are theater lobbies before the show, long and boring checkout lines, and everyone's favorite, the john.


Quote: Sometimes dead is better. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Sometimes dead is better.


Quote: Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in.


Quote: You cannot friend a hawk, they said, unless you are a hawk yourself, alone and only a sojourner in the land, without friends or the need of them. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

You cannot friend a hawk, they said, unless you are a hawk yourself, alone and only a sojourner in the land, without friends or the need of them.


Quote: The redness was going out of the light now, the remains of the day were a fading pink, the color of wild roses. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The redness was going out of the light now, the remains of the day were a fading pink, the color of wild roses.


Quote: Life was a wheel, its only job was to turn, and it always came back to where it started. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Life was a wheel, its only job was to turn, and it always came back to where it started.


Quote: Because things like this you can only ssay once. And you either get it wrong or right, it's the end either way, because it's too hard to ever try to say again. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Because things like this you can only ssay once. And you either get it wrong or right, it's the end either way, because it's too hard to ever try to say again.


Quote: If you're just starting out as a writer, you could do worse than strip your television's electric plug-wire, wrap a spike around it, and then stick it back into the wall. See what blows, and how far. Just an idea. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

If you're just starting out as a writer, you could do worse than strip your television's electric plug-wire, wrap a spike around it, and then stick it back into the wall. See what blows, and how far. Just an idea.


Quote: Try any goddam thing you like, no matter how boringly normal or outrageous. If it works, fine. If it doesn't, toss it. Toss it even if you love it. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Try any goddam thing you like, no matter how boringly normal or outrageous. If it works, fine. If it doesn't, toss it. Toss it even if you love it.


Quote: Only God gets it right the first time and only a slob says, Oh well, let it go, that's what copyeditors are for. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Only God gets it right the first time and only a slob says, Oh well, let it go, that's what copyeditors are for.


Quote: Sometimes you have to go on when you don't feel like it, and sometimes you're doing good work when if feels like all you're managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Sometimes you have to go on when you don't feel like it, and sometimes you're doing good work when if feels like all you're managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position.


Quote: Writing's about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Writing's about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.


Quote: I want to make you 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

I want to make you 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: Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.


Quote: If you write (or paint or dance or sculpt or sing, I suppose), someone will try to make you feel lousy about it, that's all. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

If you write (or paint or dance or sculpt or sing, I suppose), someone will try to make you feel lousy about it, that's all.


Quote: Small towns harbor small imaginations. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Small towns harbor small imaginations.


Quote: I work to loud music -- hard-rock stuff like AC DC, Guns 'n Roses, and Metallica have always been particular favorites -- but for me the music is just another way of shutting the door. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I work to loud music -- hard-rock stuff like AC DC, Guns 'n Roses, and Metallica have always been particular favorites -- but for me the music is just another way of shutting the door.


Quote: Like some dogs: kick them once and they never trust you again, no matter how nice you are to them. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Like some dogs: kick them once and they never trust you again, no matter how nice you are to them.


Quote: Sure, we need the gypsies. we always have. because if you don't have someone to run out of town once in a while, how are you going to know you yourself belong there? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Sure, we need the gypsies. we always have. because if you don't have someone to run out of town once in a while, how are you going to know you yourself belong there?


Quote: It was always a pleasure to write. I can never think of a time when I just hacked something out to fulfil a contract or meet a deadline. I might have hacked things out, but it was always stuff I loved. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It was always a pleasure to write. I can never think of a time when I just hacked something out to fulfil a contract or meet a deadline. I might have hacked things out, but it was always stuff I loved.


Quote: The person healed has an obligation to then ask why-- to meditate on God's will, and the extraordinary lengths to which God has gone to realize His will. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The person healed has an obligation to then ask why-- to meditate on God's will, and the extraordinary lengths to which God has gone to realize His will.


Quote: Sour cream! He had tasted it once and liked to puke. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Sour cream! He had tasted it once and liked to puke.


Quote: If I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross out. I'm not proud. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

If I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross out. I'm not proud.


Quote: How many times, over how many years, had he--a grown man--asked for the mercy of another chance? He was suddenly so sick of himself, so revolted, that he could have groaned aloud. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

How many times, over how many years, had he--a grown man--asked for the mercy of another chance? He was suddenly so sick of himself, so revolted, that he could have groaned aloud.


Quote: As infants, our first victory comes in grasping some bit of the world, usually our mother's fingers. Later we discover that the world, and the things of the world, are grasping us, and have been all along. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

As infants, our first victory comes in grasping some bit of the world, usually our mother's fingers. Later we discover that the world, and the things of the world, are grasping us, and have been all along.


Quote: They are surprised that he did it, though, which shows you that the male mind expects very little in the way of altruism from it's fellows. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

They are surprised that he did it, though, which shows you that the male mind expects very little in the way of altruism from it's fellows.


Quote: Later, going home, I realized they didn't look alike at all; what made them seem to was the aftermath of stress and the lingering of sorrow. It's strange how pain marks our faces, and makes us look like family. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Later, going home, I realized they didn't look alike at all; what made them seem to was the aftermath of stress and the lingering of sorrow. It's strange how pain marks our faces, and makes us look like family.


Quote: Late last night and the night before, tommyknockers, tommyknockers knocking on my door. I wanna go out, don't know if I can 'cuz I'm so afraid of the tommyknocker man. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Late last night and the night before, tommyknockers, tommyknockers knocking on my door. I wanna go out, don't know if I can 'cuz I'm so afraid of the tommyknocker man.


Quote: Man may have been made in the image of God, but human society was made in the image of His opposite number, and is always trying to get back home. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Man may have been made in the image of God, but human society was made in the image of His opposite number, and is always trying to get back home.


Quote: I have the world's best job. I get paid to hang out in my imagination all day. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I have the world's best job. I get paid to hang out in my imagination all day.


Quote: I just didn't want her to get hurt. I thought she was going to be. But everyone gets their share, don't they? Sure. Pow, in the nose. Pow, in the eye. Pow, below the belt, down you go, and the ref just went out for a hot dog. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I just didn't want her to get hurt. I thought she was going to be. But everyone gets their share, don't they? Sure. Pow, in the nose. Pow, in the eye. Pow, below the belt, down you go, and the ref just went out for a hot dog.


Quote: And then woe is you, Pauly. Woe to the max. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

And then woe is you, Pauly. Woe to the max.


Quote: And as a writer, one of the things that I've always been interested in doing is actually invading your comfort space. Because that's what we're supposed to do. Get under your skin, and make you react. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

And as a writer, one of the things that I've always been interested in doing is actually invading your comfort space. Because that's what we're supposed to do. Get under your skin, and make you react.


Quote: The Tower trembles; the worlds shudder in their courses. The rose feels a chill, as of winter. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The Tower trembles; the worlds shudder in their courses. The rose feels a chill, as of winter.


Quote: There's a Mr. Hyde for every happy Jekyll face, a dark face on the other side of the mirror. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

There's a Mr. Hyde for every happy Jekyll face, a dark face on the other side of the mirror.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

There's a Mr. Hyde for every happy Jekyll face, a dark face on the other side of the mirror. The brain behind that face never heard of razors, prayers, or the logic of the universe. You turn the mirror sideways and see your face reflected with a sinister left-hand twist, half mad and half sane.


Quote: Why does everyone think that I am a cruel and insensitive man? I mean, come on, I have kids... on my desk in little jars! by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Why does everyone think that I am a cruel and insensitive man? I mean, come on, I have kids... on my desk in little jars!


Quote: Hemingway sucks. If I set out to write that way, it would have been been hollow and lifeless because it wasn't me. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Hemingway sucks. If I set out to write that way, it would have been been hollow and lifeless because it wasn't me.


Quote: Overhead was a sky blacker than jewlers' velvet, and a billion stars screamed down. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Overhead was a sky blacker than jewlers' velvet, and a billion stars screamed down.


Quote: The quickest way to learn about a new place is to know what it dreams of. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The quickest way to learn about a new place is to know what it dreams of.


Quote: Drive away and try to keep smiling. Get a little rock and roll on the radio and go toward life with all the courage you can find and all the belief you can muster. Be true, be brave, stand. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Drive away and try to keep smiling. Get a little rock and roll on the radio and go toward life with all the courage you can find and all the belief you can muster. Be true, be brave, stand.


Quote: Only children tell the whole truth, you know. That's what makes them children. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Only children tell the whole truth, you know. That's what makes them children.


Quote: He looked to her like an absurd twentieth-century Hamlet, an indecisive figure so mesmerized by onrushing tragedy that he was helpless to divert its course or alter it in any way. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

He looked to her like an absurd twentieth-century Hamlet, an indecisive figure so mesmerized by onrushing tragedy that he was helpless to divert its course or alter it in any way.


Quote: How to Draw a Picture (XII) Know when you're finished, and when you are, put your pencil or your paintbrush down. All the rest is only life. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

How to Draw a Picture (XII) Know when you're finished, and when you are, put your pencil or your paintbrush down. All the rest is only life.


Quote: My view is that organized religion is a very dangerous tool that's been misused by a lot of people. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

My view is that organized religion is a very dangerous tool that's been misused by a lot of people.


Quote: The more fiction you read and write, the more you'll find your paragraphs forming on their own. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The more fiction you read and write, the more you'll find your paragraphs forming on their own.


Quote: It seems to occur to few of the attendees of a writing retreat that if you have a feel you just can't describe, you might just be, I don't know, kind of like, my sense of it is, maybe in the wrong fucking class. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It seems to occur to few of the attendees of a writing retreat that if you have a feel you just can't describe, you might just be, I don't know, kind of like, my sense of it is, maybe in the wrong fucking class.


Quote: In many ways, Eulah-Beulah prepared me for literary criticism. After having a two-hundred-pound babysitter fart on your face and yell Pow!, The Village Voice holds few terrors. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

In many ways, Eulah-Beulah prepared me for literary criticism. After having a two-hundred-pound babysitter fart on your face and yell Pow!, The Village Voice holds few terrors.


Quote: Payback is a bitch, and the bitch is back. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Payback is a bitch, and the bitch is back.


Quote: Bloom never pissed me off because there are critics out there, and he's one of them, who take their ignorance about popular culture as a badge of intellectual prowess. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Bloom never pissed me off because there are critics out there, and he's one of them, who take their ignorance about popular culture as a badge of intellectual prowess.


Quote: Most people are optimists, although they may claim they are not. People who call themselves realists are often the biggest optimists of all. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Most people are optimists, although they may claim they are not. People who call themselves realists are often the biggest optimists of all.


Quote: Her body was wrapped in shadows like moth wings, like rose-petals. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Her body was wrapped in shadows like moth wings, like rose-petals.


Quote: Forced to define 'irrational subconscious,' I would say that it is a small padded room inside all of us, where the only furnishing is a small card table, and the only thing on the card table is a revolver loaded with flexible bullets. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Forced to define 'irrational subconscious,' I would say that it is a small padded room inside all of us, where the only furnishing is a small card table, and the only thing on the card table is a revolver loaded with flexible bullets.


Quote: Some tears have to be cried no matter what the hour- until they are, they simply rave and burn inside. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Some tears have to be cried no matter what the hour- until they are, they simply rave and burn inside.


Quote: I start work around 8 a.m. and usually finish around noon. If there's more to do, I do it in the late afternoon, although that isn't prime time for me. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I start work around 8 a.m. and usually finish around noon. If there's more to do, I do it in the late afternoon, although that isn't prime time for me.


Quote: Before it occurred to me that I might actually need an agent, I had generated well over three million dollars' worth of income, a good deal of it for the publisher. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Before it occurred to me that I might actually need an agent, I had generated well over three million dollars' worth of income, a good deal of it for the publisher.


Quote: Case closed, game over, zip up your fly. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Case closed, game over, zip up your fly.


Quote: It's how we see the world that keeps the darkness beyond at bay. Keeps it from pouring through and devouring us. I think all of us might know that, way down deep. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It's how we see the world that keeps the darkness beyond at bay. Keeps it from pouring through and devouring us. I think all of us might know that, way down deep.


Quote: Sometimes, he thought, real love is silent as well as blind. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Sometimes, he thought, real love is silent as well as blind.


Quote: He was a clot looking for a place to happen, a splinter of bone hunting a soft organ to puncture, a lonely lunatic cell looking for a mate -- they would set up housekeeping and raise themselves a cozy little malignant tumor. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

He was a clot looking for a place to happen, a splinter of bone hunting a soft organ to puncture, a lonely lunatic cell looking for a mate -- they would set up housekeeping and raise themselves a cozy little malignant tumor.


Quote: When an imaginative person gets into mental trouble, the line between seeming and being has a way of disappearing. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

When an imaginative person gets into mental trouble, the line between seeming and being has a way of disappearing.


Quote: It's ironic to think that behaviors we consider neurotic are actually holding the word in place -- but sooner or later whatever protection they offer decays.And it's so much work.So damn much work. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It's ironic to think that behaviors we consider neurotic are actually holding the word in place -- but sooner or later whatever protection they offer decays.And it's so much work.So damn much work.


Quote: The gunslinger had no idea what tooter-fish was, but he knew a popkin when he saw it. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The gunslinger had no idea what tooter-fish was, but he knew a popkin when he saw it.


Quote: Roland had taught him that self-deception was nothing but pride in disguise, an indulgence to be denied. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Roland had taught him that self-deception was nothing but pride in disguise, an indulgence to be denied.


Quote: What really bugs Henry about Barry, he supposes, is Barry's complacency. His inner assurance that there is no need to change his self-destructive behavior, let alone search for its roots. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

What really bugs Henry about Barry, he supposes, is Barry's complacency. His inner assurance that there is no need to change his self-destructive behavior, let alone search for its roots.


Quote: She looks like the type that might freak out. It's something in the eyes, Frannie. It says if you shoot my sacred cows, I'll shoot yours. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

She looks like the type that might freak out. It's something in the eyes, Frannie. It says if you shoot my sacred cows, I'll shoot yours.


Quote: Writing is like being in a dream state or under self-directed hypnosis. It induces a state of recall that -- while not perfect -- is pretty spooky. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Writing is like being in a dream state or under self-directed hypnosis. It induces a state of recall that -- while not perfect -- is pretty spooky.


Quote: Battles that last five minutes spawn legends that live a thousand years. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Battles that last five minutes spawn legends that live a thousand years.


Quote: I denied Discordia and regret nothing; I have spat into the bodiless eyes of the Crimson King and rejoice; I threw my lot with the gunslinger and the White and never once questioned the choice. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I denied Discordia and regret nothing; I have spat into the bodiless eyes of the Crimson King and rejoice; I threw my lot with the gunslinger and the White and never once questioned the choice.


Quote: Actually, I think living's the worst habit. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Actually, I think living's the worst habit.


Quote: A successful novel should interrupt the reader's life, make him or her miss appointments, skip meals, forget to walk the dog. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

A successful novel should interrupt the reader's life, make him or her miss appointments, skip meals, forget to walk the dog.


Quote: I looked at what he built, and to me it explained the stars. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I looked at what he built, and to me it explained the stars.


Quote: I started to submit when I was twelve, and obviously at that time they weren't good enough, and I suppose in my heart of hearts I knew it. But you have to start sooner or later, you have to dig in. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I started to submit when I was twelve, and obviously at that time they weren't good enough, and I suppose in my heart of hearts I knew it. But you have to start sooner or later, you have to dig in.


Quote: Free, free, free... necromancer, I love you. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Free, free, free... necromancer, I love you.


Quote: Reading in bed can be heaven, assuming you can get just the right amount of light on the page and aren't prone to spilling your coffee or cognac on the sheets. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Reading in bed can be heaven, assuming you can get just the right amount of light on the page and aren't prone to spilling your coffee or cognac on the sheets.


Quote: There should be no telephone in your writing room, certainly no TV or videogames for you to fool around with. If there's a window, draw the curtains or pull down the shades unless it looks out at a blank wall. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

There should be no telephone in your writing room, certainly no TV or videogames for you to fool around with. If there's a window, draw the curtains or pull down the shades unless it looks out at a blank wall.


Quote: Not that length and weight alone indicate excellence; many epic tales are pretty much epic crap. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Not that length and weight alone indicate excellence; many epic tales are pretty much epic crap.


Quote: He had never been a social man. He had shunned causes with contempt and disgust. They were for pig-simple suckers and people with too much time and money on their hands. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

He had never been a social man. He had shunned causes with contempt and disgust. They were for pig-simple suckers and people with too much time and money on their hands.


Quote: It's a tough life if you don't weaken. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It's a tough life if you don't weaken.


Quote: I have no plans to get an iPad. I know it will do more things than my Kindle, but I don't want more things. If I want other stuff -- movies, TV shows, weather forecasts, the forthcoming Josh Ritter album -- I have my Mac. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I have no plans to get an iPad. I know it will do more things than my Kindle, but I don't want more things. If I want other stuff -- movies, TV shows, weather forecasts, the forthcoming Josh Ritter album -- I have my Mac.


Quote: All you imagined, no matter how wild it might seem, was no more than a disguised version of what you already knew. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

All you imagined, no matter how wild it might seem, was no more than a disguised version of what you already knew.


Quote: And the most terrifying question of all may be just how much horror the human mind can stand and still maintain a wakeful, staring, unrelenting sanity. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

And the most terrifying question of all may be just how much horror the human mind can stand and still maintain a wakeful, staring, unrelenting sanity.


Quote: Come to a book as you would come to an unexplored land. Come without a map. Explore it, and draw your own map.... A book is like a pump. It gives nothing unless first you give to it. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Come to a book as you would come to an unexplored land. Come without a map. Explore it, and draw your own map.... A book is like a pump. It gives nothing unless first you give to it.


Quote: When all else fails, give up and go to the library. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

When all else fails, give up and go to the library.


Quote: The muses are ghosts, and sometimes they come uninvited. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The muses are ghosts, and sometimes they come uninvited.


Quote: The things a man sees when he ain't got a gun. -- Watson the Caretaker. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The things a man sees when he ain't got a gun. -- Watson the Caretaker.


Quote: I like to hang out clothes on windy days. Sometimes that's all I feel like. A sheet on a line. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I like to hang out clothes on windy days. Sometimes that's all I feel like. A sheet on a line.


Quote: There's nothing like stories on a windy night when folks have found a warm place in a cold world. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

There's nothing like stories on a windy night when folks have found a warm place in a cold world.


Quote: Everyone-- black as well as white-- thinks it's going to be better over the next jump of land. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Everyone-- black as well as white-- thinks it's going to be better over the next jump of land.


Quote: Not every book has to be loaded with symbolism, irony, or musical language, but it seems to me that every book-at least every one worth reading-is about something. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Not every book has to be loaded with symbolism, irony, or musical language, but it seems to me that every book-at least every one worth reading-is about something.


Quote: What writing is? -- Telepathy, of course. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

What writing is? -- Telepathy, of course.


Quote: I gradually realized that I was seeing another example of creative ebb, another step by another art on the road that may indeed end in extinction. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I gradually realized that I was seeing another example of creative ebb, another step by another art on the road that may indeed end in extinction.


Quote: Some part of me knew from the first that what I wanted was not reality but myth. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Some part of me knew from the first that what I wanted was not reality but myth.


Quote: Tell him he's wrong. Tell him that even if he's right about waiting, he's right for the wrong reasons, and that makes him all the way wrong. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Tell him he's wrong. Tell him that even if he's right about waiting, he's right for the wrong reasons, and that makes him all the way wrong.


Quote: Energy has a way of dissipating, you know; what can be done when you're eleven can often never be done again. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Energy has a way of dissipating, you know; what can be done when you're eleven can often never be done again.


Quote: Teaching school is like having jumper cables hooked to your brain, draining all the juice out of you. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Teaching school is like having jumper cables hooked to your brain, draining all the juice out of you.


Quote: 'Life's too short for this shit,' he had announced to his empty apartment, and that had been the end of the great whiskey experiment. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

'Life's too short for this shit,' he had announced to his empty apartment, and that had been the end of the great whiskey experiment.


Quote: Directing teenage actors is like juggling jars of nitro-glycerine: exhilarating and dangerous. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Directing teenage actors is like juggling jars of nitro-glycerine: exhilarating and dangerous.


Quote: Television is all right, I've nothing against it, but I don't like how it turns you away from the rest of the world and toward nothing but its own glassy self. In that one way, at least, radio was better. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Television is all right, I've nothing against it, but I don't like how it turns you away from the rest of the world and toward nothing but its own glassy self. In that one way, at least, radio was better.


Quote: I believe that the combination of pencil and memory creates a kind of practical magic, and magic is dangerous. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I believe that the combination of pencil and memory creates a kind of practical magic, and magic is dangerous.


Quote: You pay for what you get, you own what you pay for... and sooner or later whatever you own comes back home to you. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

You pay for what you get, you own what you pay for... and sooner or later whatever you own comes back home to you.


Quote: When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, Why god? Why me? and the thundering voice of God answered, There's just something about you that pisses me off. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, Why god? Why me? and the thundering voice of God answered, There's just something about you that pisses me off.


Quote: A boy does not need a father unless he is a good father, but a good father is indispensable. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

A boy does not need a father unless he is a good father, but a good father is indispensable.


Quote: No good friends, no bad friends; only people you want, need to be with. People who build their houses in your heart. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

No good friends, no bad friends; only people you want, need to be with. People who build their houses in your heart.


Quote: Long days and pleasant nights. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Long days and pleasant nights.


Quote: It's Merry Christmas at our house. Whatever it is at yours, have a happy one. And be good to somebody. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It's Merry Christmas at our house. Whatever it is at yours, have a happy one. And be good to somebody.


Quote: It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright.


Quote: It was easier to be brave when you were someone else. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It was easier to be brave when you were someone else.


Quote: What sad, short lives humans live! Each life a short pamphlet written by an idiot! Tut-tut, and all that. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

What sad, short lives humans live! Each life a short pamphlet written by an idiot! Tut-tut, and all that.


Quote: We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why.


Quote: We fall from womb to tomb, from one blackness and toward another, remembering little of the one and knowing nothing of the other ... except through faith. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

We fall from womb to tomb, from one blackness and toward another, remembering little of the one and knowing nothing of the other ... except through faith.


Quote: The sun had bled away every smell and left nothing. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The sun had bled away every smell and left nothing.


Quote: Don't let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Don't let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone.


Quote: Being sorry for myself is a luxury I can't afford. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Being sorry for myself is a luxury I can't afford.


Quote: There's no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

There's no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids.


Quote: Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. Drink and be filled up. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. Drink and be filled up.


Quote: Home is watching the moon rise over the open, sleeping land and having someone you can call to the window, so you can look together. Home is where you dance with others, and dancing is life. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Home is watching the moon rise over the open, sleeping land and having someone you can call to the window, so you can look together. Home is where you dance with others, and dancing is life.


Quote: Remember in elementary school you were told that in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file from smallest to tallest? What is the logic in that? What, do tall people burn slower? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Remember in elementary school you were told that in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file from smallest to tallest? What is the logic in that? What, do tall people burn slower?


Quote: Some things were better lost than found. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Some things were better lost than found.


Quote: His dad lost his marbles last night. They took him away.
Yeah? Just for losing some marbles? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

His dad lost his marbles last night. They took him away.
Yeah? Just for losing some marbles?


Quote: To the champ, everything is serious business. I'm hoping that he'll live long enough to learn that in this world that is a very dangerous attitude. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

To the champ, everything is serious business. I'm hoping that he'll live long enough to learn that in this world that is a very dangerous attitude.


Quote: To the devil with false modesty. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

To the devil with false modesty.


Quote: She is a cat with a burning tail, an ant under a microscope, a fly about to lose its wings to the curious plucking fingers of a third-grader on a rainy day, a game for bored children with no bodies and the whole universe at their feet. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

She is a cat with a burning tail, an ant under a microscope, a fly about to lose its wings to the curious plucking fingers of a third-grader on a rainy day, a game for bored children with no bodies and the whole universe at their feet.


Quote: The look of the sky as the day's blue blood runs out of its cheek. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The look of the sky as the day's blue blood runs out of its cheek.


Quote: If you've ever 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 ever 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: Danny strolled to the town common, sat on one of the benches in Teenytown and took one of the bottles out of the bag, looking down on it like Hamlet with Yorick's skull. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Danny strolled to the town common, sat on one of the benches in Teenytown and took one of the bottles out of the bag, looking down on it like Hamlet with Yorick's skull.


Quote: When it comes to the past, everyone writes fiction. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

When it comes to the past, everyone writes fiction.


Quote: A life without love is like a tree without fruit. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

A life without love is like a tree without fruit.


Quote: Until that afternoon in October four years ago, I hadn't known dogs could scream. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Until that afternoon in October four years ago, I hadn't known dogs could scream.


Quote: He thought that fat boys were probably only allowed to love pretty girls inside. If he told anyone how he felt (not that he had anyone to tell), that person would probably laugh until he had a heart-attack. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

He thought that fat boys were probably only allowed to love pretty girls inside. If he told anyone how he felt (not that he had anyone to tell), that person would probably laugh until he had a heart-attack.


Quote: The wide corridor up the centre of E Block was floored with linoleum the colour of tired old limes, and so what was the Last Mile at other prisons was called the Green Mile at Cold Mountain. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The wide corridor up the centre of E Block was floored with linoleum the colour of tired old limes, and so what was the Last Mile at other prisons was called the Green Mile at Cold Mountain.


Quote: Legends grow beards, and twenty-three years is plenty of time to grow a long one. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Legends grow beards, and twenty-three years is plenty of time to grow a long one.


Quote: He removed his unvaluable valuables and dumped his shirt, pants, and skivvies into a letter slot. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

He removed his unvaluable valuables and dumped his shirt, pants, and skivvies into a letter slot.


Quote: Prison Break is one of the craziest, most unpredictable roller-coaster rides on TV today. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Prison Break is one of the craziest, most unpredictable roller-coaster rides on TV today.


Quote: The woman who preaches has poison religion. Let the respectable ones go. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The woman who preaches has poison religion. Let the respectable ones go.


Quote: The trap had a ghastly perfection. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The trap had a ghastly perfection.


Quote: There was murder, there was rape, there were unspeakable practices, and all of them were for the good, the bloody good, the bloody myth, for the grail, for the Tower. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

There was murder, there was rape, there were unspeakable practices, and all of them were for the good, the bloody good, the bloody myth, for the grail, for the Tower.


Quote: Take the dead from the dead, the old proverb said; only a corpse may speak true prophecy. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Take the dead from the dead, the old proverb said; only a corpse may speak true prophecy.


Quote: Do you believe in an afterlife? the gunslinger asked him as Brown dropped three ears of hot corn onto his plate.
Brown nodded. I think this is it. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Do you believe in an afterlife? the gunslinger asked him as Brown dropped three ears of hot corn onto his plate.
Brown nodded. I think this is it.


Quote: Dead fields under a November sky, scattered rose petals brown and turning up at the edges, empty pools scummed with algae, rot, decomposition, dust. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Dead fields under a November sky, scattered rose petals brown and turning up at the edges, empty pools scummed with algae, rot, decomposition, dust.


Quote: But people love a hypocrite, you know----they recognize one of their own, and it always feels so good when someone gets caught with his pants down and his dick up and it isn't you. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

But people love a hypocrite, you know----they recognize one of their own, and it always feels so good when someone gets caught with his pants down and his dick up and it isn't you.


Quote: A cat won't curry favor even if it's in their best interests to do so. A cat can't be a hypocrite. If more preachers were like cats, this would be a more religious country. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

A cat won't curry favor even if it's in their best interests to do so. A cat can't be a hypocrite. If more preachers were like cats, this would be a more religious country.


Quote: It was, he supossed, one of the adventages of having married a doctor- you could shove the kid at your husband whenever the kid seemed to be dying. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It was, he supossed, one of the adventages of having married a doctor- you could shove the kid at your husband whenever the kid seemed to be dying.


Quote: A person can't change all at once. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

A person can't change all at once.


Quote: For men, I think, love is a thing formed of equal parts lust and astonishment. The astonishment part women understand. The lust part they only think they understand. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

For men, I think, love is a thing formed of equal parts lust and astonishment. The astonishment part women understand. The lust part they only think they understand.


Quote: The eyes were damned, the staring, glaring eyes of one who sees but does not see, eyes ever turned inward to the sterile hell of dreams beyond control, dreams unleashed, risen out of the stinking swamps of the unconscious. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The eyes were damned, the staring, glaring eyes of one who sees but does not see, eyes ever turned inward to the sterile hell of dreams beyond control, dreams unleashed, risen out of the stinking swamps of the unconscious.


Quote: If we don't have each other, we go crazy with loneliness. When we do, we go crazy with togetherness. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

If we don't have each other, we go crazy with loneliness. When we do, we go crazy with togetherness.


Quote: The inmates made jokes about the chair, the way people always make jokes about things that frighten them but can't be gotten away from. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The inmates made jokes about the chair, the way people always make jokes about things that frighten them but can't be gotten away from.


Quote: There was a grove of cottonwoods clustered around an old water pump. Their leaves danced and rustled, their shadows racing along across the ground in the moonlight. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

There was a grove of cottonwoods clustered around an old water pump. Their leaves danced and rustled, their shadows racing along across the ground in the moonlight.


Quote: Bellowing, angry roar.
Smell of blood and evergreen. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Bellowing, angry roar.
Smell of blood and evergreen.


Quote: This inhuman place makes human monsters. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

This inhuman place makes human monsters.


Quote: So where do the ideas-the salable ideas-come from? They come from my nightmares. Not the night-time variety, as a rule, but the ones that hide just beyond the doorway that separates the conscious from the unconscious. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

So where do the ideas-the salable ideas-come from? They come from my nightmares. Not the night-time variety, as a rule, but the ones that hide just beyond the doorway that separates the conscious from the unconscious.


Quote: Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.


Quote: The writer must have a good imagination to begin with, but the imagination has to be muscular, which means it must be exercised in a disciplined way, day in and day out, by writing, failing, succeeding and revising. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The writer must have a good imagination to begin with, but the imagination has to be muscular, which means it must be exercised in a disciplined way, day in and day out, by writing, failing, succeeding and revising.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The writer must have a good imagination to begin with, but the imagination has to be muscular, which means it must be exercised in a disciplined way, day in and day out, by writing, failing, succeeding and revising."

The Writer's Digest Interview: Stephen King andamp; Jerry B. Jenkins (Jessica Strawser, Writer's Digest, May/nJune 2009).


Quote: You learn best by reading a lot and writing a lot, and the most valuable lessons of all are the ones you teach yourself. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

You learn best by reading a lot and writing a lot, and the most valuable lessons of all are the ones you teach yourself.


Quote: Sarcastic people tend to be marshmallows underneath the armor. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Sarcastic people tend to be marshmallows underneath the armor.


Quote: Be true, be brave, stand All the rest is darkness. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Be true, be brave, stand All the rest is darkness.


Quote: To write is human, to edit is divine. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

To write is human, to edit is divine.


Quote: When the time is gone, you can never get it back. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

When the time is gone, you can never get it back.


Quote: I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright.


Quote: You want to remember that while you're judging the book, the book is also judging you. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

You want to remember that while you're judging the book, the book is also judging you.


Quote: Above all else, be consistent. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Above all else, be consistent.


Quote: It was a dead sound, like the wind in the hollow of a rotted tree. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It was a dead sound, like the wind in the hollow of a rotted tree.


Quote: He could feel the terrified wind sucked into her lungs more than he could hear it. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

He could feel the terrified wind sucked into her lungs more than he could hear it.


Quote: It was as if some sick part of the night had gained a voice and was trying to sing. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It was as if some sick part of the night had gained a voice and was trying to sing.


Quote: On the horizon, a jagged nightmare mountain-range loomed out of the rain; the sterile peaks seemed to bite at the gray sky like fangs. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

On the horizon, a jagged nightmare mountain-range loomed out of the rain; the sterile peaks seemed to bite at the gray sky like fangs.


Quote: For the fish, the lake in which he lives is the universe. What does the fish think when he is jerked up by the mouth through the silver limits of existence and into a new universe where the air drowns him and the light is blue madness? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

For the fish, the lake in which he lives is the universe. What does the fish think when he is jerked up by the mouth through the silver limits of existence and into a new universe where the air drowns him and the light is blue madness?


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