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Quote: It was like having a Dixie elf for a landlady. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It was like having a Dixie elf for a landlady.


Quote: Billy is a bright boy, but oddly humorless. 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

Billy is a bright boy, but oddly humorless. 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: It was blurred in his memory, it had the melting, cotton-candy texture of dreams or of waking actions performed under a light haze of drugs. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It was blurred in his memory, it had the melting, cotton-candy texture of dreams or of waking actions performed under a light haze of drugs.


Quote: She checked her Fitbit again and saw her pulse was now up to one-twenty. She chugged down the rest of her latte, anyway. Living dangerously. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

She checked her Fitbit again and saw her pulse was now up to one-twenty. She chugged down the rest of her latte, anyway. Living dangerously.


Quote: The perfect schizophrenic -- if there was such a person -- would be a man or woman not only unaware of his other persona(e), but one unaware that anything at all was amiss in his or her life. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The perfect schizophrenic -- if there was such a person -- would be a man or woman not only unaware of his other persona(e), but one unaware that anything at all was amiss in his or her life.


Quote: It came to seem to Louis that God, in His infinite wisdom, seemed much more generous when it came to doling out pain. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It came to seem to Louis that God, in His infinite wisdom, seemed much more generous when it came to doling out pain.


Quote: Ralph reflected for a moment on the similarities between loneliness and insomnia -- how they were both insidious, cumulative, and divisive, the friends of despair and the enemies of love. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Ralph reflected for a moment on the similarities between loneliness and insomnia -- how they were both insidious, cumulative, and divisive, the friends of despair and the enemies of love.


Quote: Until this point Tiffany had assumed that abusers... must live in denial. If not, how could they go on? How could you hurt or degrade a person when you were fully cognisant of what you were doing? Well, it turned out you could. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Until this point Tiffany had assumed that abusers... must live in denial. If not, how could they go on? How could you hurt or degrade a person when you were fully cognisant of what you were doing? Well, it turned out you could.


Quote: Lisbon Taxi,' a woman said, 'where the mileage is always smileage. How may we help you today? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Lisbon Taxi,' a woman said, 'where the mileage is always smileage. How may we help you today?


Quote: Nothing in nature is that even; man is the inventor of straight edges. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Nothing in nature is that even; man is the inventor of straight edges.


Quote: If a book is not alive in the writer's mind, it is as dead as year-old horse-shit. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

If a book is not alive in the writer's mind, it is as dead as year-old horse-shit.


Quote: Such an ego simply forbade certain lines of thought. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Such an ego simply forbade certain lines of thought.


Quote: To those readers who feel that I didn't know any better, I assert that I did ... but the temptation was simply too great to resist. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

To those readers who feel that I didn't know any better, I assert that I did ... but the temptation was simply too great to resist.


Quote: Twas something else. I had come to hate her, you see. I had come to wish her dead, and that was what held me back. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Twas something else. I had come to hate her, you see. I had come to wish her dead, and that was what held me back.


Quote: We need ghost stories because we, in fact, are the ghosts. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

We need ghost stories because we, in fact, are the ghosts.


Quote: If you don't control your temper, your temper will control you. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

If you don't control your temper, your temper will control you.


Quote: Also, I'm angry. I know life is hard, I think everyone knows that in their hearts, but why does it have to be cruel, as well? Why does it have to bite? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Also, I'm angry. I know life is hard, I think everyone knows that in their hearts, but why does it have to be cruel, as well? Why does it have to bite?


Quote: The dream didn't fade as dreams usually do upon waking. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The dream didn't fade as dreams usually do upon waking.


Quote: He walked out of nowhere toward nowhere, a man from another time who, it seemed, had reached a point of pointless ending. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

He walked out of nowhere toward nowhere, a man from another time who, it seemed, had reached a point of pointless ending.


Quote: When you put on a clown suit and a rubber nose, nobody has any idea what you look like inside. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

When you put on a clown suit and a rubber nose, nobody has any idea what you look like inside.


Quote: Life turns on a dime. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Life turns on a dime.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Life turns on a dime. Sometimes towards us, but more often it spins away, flirting and flashing as it goes: so long, honey, it was good while it lasted, wasn’t it?


Quote: But it's writing, damn it, not washing the car or putting on eyeliner. If you can take it seriously, we can do business. If you can't or won't, it's time for you to close the book and do something else. 
Wash the car, maybe. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

But it's writing, damn it, not washing the car or putting on eyeliner. If you can take it seriously, we can do business. If you can't or won't, it's time for you to close the book and do something else.
Wash the car, maybe.


Quote: Sometimes the only thing to do is to take the thing that you must have. Even if someone gets hurt. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Sometimes the only thing to do is to take the thing that you must have. Even if someone gets hurt.


Quote: They were close to the end of the beginning. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

They were close to the end of the beginning.


Quote: All I ask is that you do as well as you can, and remember that, while to write adverbs is human, to write he said or she said is divine. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

All I ask is that you do as well as you can, and remember that, while to write adverbs is human, to write he said or she said is divine.


Quote: Even people capable of living in the past don't really know what the future holds. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Even people capable of living in the past don't really know what the future holds.


Quote: Sometimes when you're young, you have moments of such happiness, you think you're living on someplace magical, like Atlantis must have been. Then we grow up and our hearts break into two. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Sometimes when you're young, you have moments of such happiness, you think you're living on someplace magical, like Atlantis must have been. Then we grow up and our hearts break into two.


Quote: They had discovered one could grow as hungry for light as for food. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

They had discovered one could grow as hungry for light as for food.


Quote: There was a lot they didn't tell you about death, she had discovered, and one of the biggies was how long it took the ones you loved most to die in your heart. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

There was a lot they didn't tell you about death, she had discovered, and one of the biggies was how long it took the ones you loved most to die in your heart.


Quote: I was being paid to do what I loved, and there's no gig on earth better than that; it's like a license to steal. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I was being paid to do what I loved, and there's no gig on earth better than that; it's like a license to steal.


Quote: I changed it. I had to. Do you know why? She studied him, her eyes grave. Because that was then and this is now. Because the past is gone, even though it defines the present. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I changed it. I had to. Do you know why? She studied him, her eyes grave. Because that was then and this is now. Because the past is gone, even though it defines the present.


Quote: Life is fair. We all get the same nine-month shake in the box, and then the dice roll. Some people get a run of sevens. Some people, unfortunately, get snake-eyes. Its just how the world is. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Life is fair. We all get the same nine-month shake in the box, and then the dice roll. Some people get a run of sevens. Some people, unfortunately, get snake-eyes. Its just how the world is.


Quote: He supposed that even in Hell, people got an occasional sip of water, if only so they could appreciate the full horror of unrequited thirst when it set in again. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

He supposed that even in Hell, people got an occasional sip of water, if only so they could appreciate the full horror of unrequited thirst when it set in again.


Quote: We are going to fight. We are going to be hurt. And in the end, we will stand. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

We are going to fight. We are going to be hurt. And in the end, we will stand.


Quote: A person who doesn't learn from the past is an idiot, in my estimation. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

A person who doesn't learn from the past is an idiot, in my estimation.


Quote: I'm one of those people who doesn't really know what he thinks until he writes it down. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I'm one of those people who doesn't really know what he thinks until he writes it down.


Quote: Give me just enough information so that I can lie convincingly. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Give me just enough information so that I can lie convincingly.


Quote: Go then, there are other worlds than these. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Go then, there are other worlds than these.


Quote: It didn´t occur to me until later that there´s another truth, very simple: greed in a good cause is still greed. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It didn´t occur to me until later that there´s another truth, very simple: greed in a good cause is still greed.


Quote: Of course they had more chains on him than Scrooge saw on Marley's ghost, but he could have kicked up dickens if he'd wanted. That's a pun, son. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Of course they had more chains on him than Scrooge saw on Marley's ghost, but he could have kicked up dickens if he'd wanted. That's a pun, son.


Quote: A man without a sense of purpose, even one whose bank accounts are stuffed with money, is always a small man. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

A man without a sense of purpose, even one whose bank accounts are stuffed with money, is always a small man.


Quote: Outside, a gusty October breeze was combing leaves from the trees and sending them across her backyard in colorful skitters. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Outside, a gusty October breeze was combing leaves from the trees and sending them across her backyard in colorful skitters.


Quote: Things were going very fast now. Too fast to suit him. Fantasy and reality had merged. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Things were going very fast now. Too fast to suit him. Fantasy and reality had merged.


Quote: The wind doesn't scratch at doors... or whine to be let in. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The wind doesn't scratch at doors... or whine to be let in.


Quote: He doesn't know he doesn't always. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

He doesn't know he doesn't always.


Quote: Instinct's the iron skeleton under all our ideas of free will. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Instinct's the iron skeleton under all our ideas of free will.


Quote: Kill you all! The clown was laughing and screaming. Try to stop me and I'll kill you all! Drive you crazy and then kill you all! You can't stop me! by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Kill you all! The clown was laughing and screaming. Try to stop me and I'll kill you all! Drive you crazy and then kill you all! You can't stop me!


Quote: Oh Christ, he groaned to himself, if this is the stuff adults have to think about I never want to grow up. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Oh Christ, he groaned to himself, if this is the stuff adults have to think about I never want to grow up.


Quote: God turned out to be a bunch of bad little kids playing interstellar Xbox. Isn't that funny? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

God turned out to be a bunch of bad little kids playing interstellar Xbox. Isn't that funny?


Quote: He felt that if he could get deep down in himself quickly enough, he would be okay, but sympathy might drive him mad. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

He felt that if he could get deep down in himself quickly enough, he would be okay, but sympathy might drive him mad.


Quote: It doesn't have to be the last good time. But sooner or later the last good time would come around. It does for all of us. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It doesn't have to be the last good time. But sooner or later the last good time would come around. It does for all of us.


Quote: I don't want you to apologize for being rich; I want you to acknowledge that in America, we all should have to pay our fair share. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I don't want you to apologize for being rich; I want you to acknowledge that in America, we all should have to pay our fair share.


Quote: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.


Quote: It's not the pain I'm afraid of; I know about the pain. What I'm afraid of is the end of this small, sweet dream. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It's not the pain I'm afraid of; I know about the pain. What I'm afraid of is the end of this small, sweet dream.


Quote: Like all sweet dreams, it will be brief, but brevity makes sweetness, doesn't it? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Like all sweet dreams, it will be brief, but brevity makes sweetness, doesn't it?


Quote: I think it is beyond doubt that H. P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I think it is beyond doubt that H. P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale.


Quote: Two bitches livin on a little chunk of rock. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Two bitches livin on a little chunk of rock.


Quote: Talent is a dull knife that will cut nothing unless it is wielded with great force. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Talent is a dull knife that will cut nothing unless it is wielded with great force.


Quote: Don't ask me silly questions I won't play silly games I'm just a simple choo choo train And I'll always be the same. I only want to race along Beneath the bright blue sky And be a happy choo choo train Until the day I die. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Don't ask me silly questions I won't play silly games I'm just a simple choo choo train And I'll always be the same. I only want to race along Beneath the bright blue sky And be a happy choo choo train Until the day I die.


Quote: College was for people who didn't know they were smart. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

College was for people who didn't know they were smart.


Quote: Remember that 'plumber in space' is not such a bad setup for a story. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Remember that 'plumber in space' is not such a bad setup for a story.


Quote: The turtle couldn't help us. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The turtle couldn't help us.


Quote: Nobody likes to see a stupid guy wise up. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Nobody likes to see a stupid guy wise up.


Quote: 'What are you?'
'I'm the Turtle, son. I made the universe, but please don't blame me for it; I had a bellyache.' by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

'What are you?'
'I'm the Turtle, son. I made the universe, but please don't blame me for it; I had a bellyache.'


Quote: Your friend the Turtle... He died a few years ago. The old idiot puked inside his shell and choked to death on a galaxy or two. Very sad, don't you think? But also quite bizarre. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Your friend the Turtle... He died a few years ago. The old idiot puked inside his shell and choked to death on a galaxy or two. Very sad, don't you think? But also quite bizarre.


Quote: See the turtle of enormous girth, on his shell he holds the earth. If you want to run and play, come along the beam today. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

See the turtle of enormous girth, on his shell he holds the earth. If you want to run and play, come along the beam today.


Quote: Anyone who lives in Boston knows that it's March that's the cruelest, holding out a few days of false hope and then gleefully hitting you with the shit. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Anyone who lives in Boston knows that it's March that's the cruelest, holding out a few days of false hope and then gleefully hitting you with the shit.


Quote: People who try hard to do the right thing always seem mad. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

People who try hard to do the right thing always seem mad.


Quote: Looking up at that starry sky gave him the creeps: it was too big, too black. It was all too possible to imagine it turning blood-red, all too possible to imagine a Face forming in lines of fire. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Looking up at that starry sky gave him the creeps: it was too big, too black. It was all too possible to imagine it turning blood-red, all too possible to imagine a Face forming in lines of fire.


Quote: Alone. Yes, that's the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn't hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Alone. Yes, that's the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn't hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym.


Quote: The thing under my bed waiting to grab my ankle isn't real. I know that, and I also know that if I'm careful to keep my foot under the covers, it will never be able to grab my ankle. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The thing under my bed waiting to grab my ankle isn't real. I know that, and I also know that if I'm careful to keep my foot under the covers, it will never be able to grab my ankle.


Quote: Staring into thin air at those things only cats can see. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Staring into thin air at those things only cats can see.


Quote: It was the kiss by which all the others of his life would be judged and found wanting. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It was the kiss by which all the others of his life would be judged and found wanting.


Quote: He peered into the pack and saw two or three more pieces. He could eat them now, but it might be better to wait. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

He peered into the pack and saw two or three more pieces. He could eat them now, but it might be better to wait.


Quote: You couldn't not like someone who liked the guitar. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

You couldn't not like someone who liked the guitar.


Quote: If you have given up your heart ... you have already lost. A heartless creature is a loveless creature, and a loveless creature is a beast. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

If you have given up your heart ... you have already lost. A heartless creature is a loveless creature, and a loveless creature is a beast.


Quote: He could think of the world beyond Akron, which wasn't such a bad place but was, you know, Akron. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

He could think of the world beyond Akron, which wasn't such a bad place but was, you know, Akron.


Quote: It always comes down to just two choices. Get busy living, or get busy dying. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It always comes down to just two choices. Get busy living, or get busy dying.


Quote: It's hard to let go. Even when what you're holding onto is full of thorns, it's hard to let go. Maybe especially then. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It's hard to let go. Even when what you're holding onto is full of thorns, it's hard to let go. Maybe especially then.


Quote: People don't get better, they just get smarter. When you get smarter you don't stop pulling the wings off flies, you just think of better reasons for doing it. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

People don't get better, they just get smarter. When you get smarter you don't stop pulling the wings off flies, you just think of better reasons for doing it.


Quote: Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.


Quote: Once I fell in love with books, I fell in love completely. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Once I fell in love with books, I fell in love completely.


Quote: Come to the book as you would come to an unexplored land. Come without a map. Explore it and draw your own map. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Come to the book as you would come to an unexplored land. Come without a map. Explore it and draw your own map.


Quote: They're animals, all right. But why are you so goddam sure that makes us human beings? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

They're animals, all right. But why are you so goddam sure that makes us human beings?


Quote: What we like to think of ourselves and what we really are rarely have much in common. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

What we like to think of ourselves and what we really are rarely have much in common.


Quote: Schizoid behavior is a pretty common thing in children. It's accepted, because all we adults have this unspoken agreement that children are lunatics. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Schizoid behavior is a pretty common thing in children. It's accepted, because all we adults have this unspoken agreement that children are lunatics.


Quote: The concept of dreaming is known to the waking mind but to the dreamer there is no waking, no real world, no sanity; there is only the screaming bedlam of sleep. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The concept of dreaming is known to the waking mind but to the dreamer there is no waking, no real world, no sanity; there is only the screaming bedlam of sleep.


Quote: And people who don't dream, who don't have any kind of imaginative life, they must… they must go nuts. I can't imagine that. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

And people who don't dream, who don't have any kind of imaginative life, they must… they must go nuts. I can't imagine that.


Quote: The mind can calculate, but the spirit yearns, and the heart knows what the heart knows. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The mind can calculate, but the spirit yearns, and the heart knows what the heart knows.


Quote: Do any men grow up or do they only come of age? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Do any men grow up or do they only come of age?


Quote: Animals don't know as much about jealousy as people, but they're not ignorant of it, either. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Animals don't know as much about jealousy as people, but they're not ignorant of it, either.


Quote: Humor is almost always anger with its make-up on. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Humor is almost always anger with its make-up on.


Quote: True sorrow is as rare as true love. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

True sorrow is as rare as true love.


Quote: My heart's with you, Bill, no matter how it turns out. My heart is with all of them, and I think that, even if we forget each other, we'll remember in our dreams. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

My heart's with you, Bill, no matter how it turns out. My heart is with all of them, and I think that, even if we forget each other, we'll remember in our dreams.


Quote: But now the joy is gone and the sadness is back, the sadness feels like something deserved, the price of some not-quite-forgotten betrayal. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

But now the joy is gone and the sadness is back, the sadness feels like something deserved, the price of some not-quite-forgotten betrayal.


Quote: When the reader hears strong echoes of his or her own life and beliefs, he or she is apt to become more invested in the story. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

When the reader hears strong echoes of his or her own life and beliefs, he or she is apt to become more invested in the story.


Quote: Lying in the bed that had once held two, Lisey thought alone never felt more lonely than when you woke up and discovered you still had the house to yourself. That you and the mice in the walls were the only ones still breathing. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Lying in the bed that had once held two, Lisey thought alone never felt more lonely than when you woke up and discovered you still had the house to yourself. That you and the mice in the walls were the only ones still breathing.


Quote: Seven, Richie thought. That's the magic number. There has to be seven of us. That's the way it's supposed to be. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Seven, Richie thought. That's the magic number. There has to be seven of us. That's the way it's supposed to be.


Quote: Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Time takes it all whether you want it to or not, time takes it all. Time bares it away, and in the end there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometimes we lose them there again.


Quote: A short story is a different thing altogether -- a short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

A short story is a different thing altogether -- a short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger.


Quote: If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There's no way around these two things that I'm aware of, no shortcut.


Quote: Making people believe the unbelievable is no trick; it's work... Belief and reader absorption come in the details: An overturned tricycle in the gutter of an abandoned neighborhood can stand for everything. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Making people believe the unbelievable is no trick; it's work... Belief and reader absorption come in the details: An overturned tricycle in the gutter of an abandoned neighborhood can stand for everything.


Quote: Kids, fiction is the truth inside the lie, and the truth of this fiction is simple enough: the magic exists. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Kids, fiction is the truth inside the lie, and the truth of this fiction is simple enough: the magic exists.


Quote: Both Rowling and Meyer, they're speaking directly to young people. … The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Both Rowling and Meyer, they're speaking directly to young people. … The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good.


Quote: If I kept saying it; if I kept reaching out. My accident really taught me just one thing: the only way to go on is to go on. To say 'I can do this' even when you know you can't. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

If I kept saying it; if I kept reaching out. My accident really taught me just one thing: the only way to go on is to go on. To say 'I can do this' even when you know you can't.


Quote: They went in. And did not pass Go. And did not
collect two hundred dollars.
They went directly to bed. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

They went in. And did not pass Go. And did not
collect two hundred dollars.
They went directly to bed.


Quote: All places are the same unless your mind changes. There's no magic place to get your mind right. If you feel like shit, everything you see looks like shit. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

All places are the same unless your mind changes. There's no magic place to get your mind right. If you feel like shit, everything you see looks like shit.


Quote: When I'm working I work every day, three, four hours, and I try to get those six pages and I try to get them faily clean. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

When I'm working I work every day, three, four hours, and I try to get those six pages and I try to get them faily clean.


Quote: I go out to my little office, where I've got a manuscript, and the last page I was happy with is on top. I read that, and it's like getting on a taxiway. I'm able to go through and revise it and put myself -- click -- back into that world. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I go out to my little office, where I've got a manuscript, and the last page I was happy with is on top. I read that, and it's like getting on a taxiway. I'm able to go through and revise it and put myself -- click -- back into that world.


Quote: I had so many ideas. Jammed up. It was like they just needed permission to come out. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I had so many ideas. Jammed up. It was like they just needed permission to come out.


Quote: It was sweet and lovely, that smile, perhaps the more so because it wasn't complicated by much in the way of thought. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

It was sweet and lovely, that smile, perhaps the more so because it wasn't complicated by much in the way of thought.


Quote: Either get busy living or get busy dying. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Either get busy living or get busy dying.


Quote: You needn't die happy when your time comes, but you must die satisfied, for you have lived your life from the beginning to the end. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

You needn't die happy when your time comes, but you must die satisfied, for you have lived your life from the beginning to the end.


Quote: But it is. It's something you need, and that's a long way from nothing. If you need it, Eddie, we need it. What we don't need is a man who can't let go of the useless baggage of his memories. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

But it is. It's something you need, and that's a long way from nothing. If you need it, Eddie, we need it. What we don't need is a man who can't let go of the useless baggage of his memories.


Quote: I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries.


Quote: Whatever came to mind, whatever came to hand, I would read. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Whatever came to mind, whatever came to hand, I would read.


Quote: I can remember being home from school with tonsillitis and writing stories in bed to pass the time. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I can remember being home from school with tonsillitis and writing stories in bed to pass the time.


Quote: We're news junkies in my house. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

We're news junkies in my house.


Quote: We like to think about how smart we are. But I think talent as a writer is hard-wired in, it's all there, at least the basic elements of it. You can't change it any more than you can choose whether to be right handed or left handed. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

We like to think about how smart we are. But I think talent as a writer is hard-wired in, it's all there, at least the basic elements of it. You can't change it any more than you can choose whether to be right handed or left handed.


Quote: I guess when you turn off the main road, you have to be prepared to see some funny houses. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I guess when you turn off the main road, you have to be prepared to see some funny houses.


Quote: I had a period where I thought I might not be good enough to publish. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I had a period where I thought I might not be good enough to publish.


Quote: Wherever you write is supposed to be a little bit of a refuge, a place where you can get away from the world. The more closed in you are, the more you're forced back on your own imagination. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Wherever you write is supposed to be a little bit of a refuge, a place where you can get away from the world. The more closed in you are, the more you're forced back on your own imagination.


Quote: God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.


Quote: You have to stay faithful to what you're working on. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

You have to stay faithful to what you're working on.


Quote: I never saw any of my dad's stories. My mother said he had piles and piles of manuscripts. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I never saw any of my dad's stories. My mother said he had piles and piles of manuscripts.


Quote: We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.


Quote: The devil's voice is sweet to hear. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The devil's voice is sweet to hear.


Quote: People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy... and I keep it in a jar on my desk. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy... and I keep it in a jar on my desk.


Quote: Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later, it always come around to where you started again. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later, it always come around to where you started again.


Quote: A lot of us grow up and we grow out of the literal interpretation that we get when we're children, but we bear the scars all our life. Whether they're scars of beauty or scars of ugliness, it's pretty much in the eye of the beholder. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

A lot of us grow up and we grow out of the literal interpretation that we get when we're children, but we bear the scars all our life. Whether they're scars of beauty or scars of ugliness, it's pretty much in the eye of the beholder.


Quote: People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk.


Quote: You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.


Quote: French is the language that turns dirt into romance. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

French is the language that turns dirt into romance.


Quote: The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.


Quote: I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts.


Quote: I watched Titanic when I got back home from the hospital, and cried. I knew that my IQ had been damaged. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen King with quote

I watched Titanic when I got back home from the hospital, and cried. I knew that my IQ had been damaged.


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