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Stephen King’s “It” Quotes (28 Quotes)


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  • He reached out with one bird-claw hand. He closed it around my wrist and I could feel the hot cancer that was loose and raving through his body, eating anything and everything left that was still good to eat.
    (Stephen King, "It")

  • The first real terror struck him then, and there was nothing supernatural about it. It was only a realization of how easy it was to trash your life. That was what was so scary. You just dragged the fan up to everything you had spent the years raking together and turned the motherfucker on.
    (Stephen King, "It")

  • He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts
    (Stephen King, "It")

  • The sun was a molten coin burning a circle in the low-hanging overcast, surrounded by a fairy-ring of moisture.
    (Stephen King, "It")

  • Her hands twisted restlessly together like a pair of pink and hairless animals at play.
    (Stephen King, "It")


  • The terror, which would not end for another 28 years-if it ever did end-began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain.
    (Stephen King, "It")

  • I discovered news of old horrors in old books; read intelligence of old atrocities in old periodicals; always in the back of my mind, every day a bit louder, I heard the seashell drone of some growing, coalescing force; I seemed to smell the bitter ozone aroma of lightings-to-come.
    (Stephen King, "It")

  • We lie best when we lie to ourselves.
    (Stephen King, "It")

  • Bill could smell Its breath and it was a smell like exploded animals lying on the highway at midnight.
    (Stephen King, "It")

  • I'm going to put them in the slam, my friend, and if I hear they got their puckery little assholes cored down there in Thomaston, I'm gonna send them cards saying I hope whoever did it had AIDS.
    (Stephen King, "It")

  • What can be done when you're eleven can often never be done again.
    (Stephen King, "It")

  • But still, sometimes, in the heart of winter when the light outside seemed yellow- sleepy, like a cat curled up on a sofa...
    (Stephen King, "It")

  • In the stutter-flashes of light, the clouds look like huge transparent brains filled with bad thoughts.
    (Stephen King, "It")

  • You could start at a path leading nowhere more fantastic than from your own front steps to the sidewalk, and from there you could go… well, anywhere at all.
    (Stephen King, "It")

  • But there was only that silence, as in the five or ten minutes before a vicious thundersquall strikes, when the purple heads stack up in the sky overhead and the light turns a queer purple-yellow and the wind dies completely.
    (Stephen King, "It")


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