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Stephen King’s “Carrie” Quotes (10 Quotes)


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  • She did not know if her gift came from the lord of light or of darkness, and now, finally finding that she didn't care which, she wad overcome with almost indescribable relief, as if a huge weight, long carried, had slipped from her shoulders.
    (Stephen King, "Carrie")

  • Sorry is the Kool-Aid of human emotions. It's what you say when you spill a cup of coffee or throw a gutter ball when you're bowling with the girls in the league. True sorrow is as rare as true love.
    (Stephen King, "Carrie")

  • Sorry is the KoolAid of human emotions.
    (Stephen King, "Carrie")

  • The low bird is not picked tenderly out of the dust by its fellows; rather, it is dispatched quickly and without mercy.
    (Stephen King, "Carrie")

  • 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.
    (Stephen King, "Carrie")


  • They had become a fixed star in the shifting firmament of the high school's relationships, the acknowledged Romeo and Juliet. And she knew with sudden hatefulness that there was one couple like them in every white suburban high school in America.
    (Stephen King, "Carrie")

  • Whenever anything happens in America, they have to gold-plate it, like baby shoes. That way you can forget it.
    (Stephen King, "Carrie")

  • And when she talks of Carrie White her face takes on an odd pinched look that is more like Lovecraft out of Arkham than Kerouac out of Southern Cal.
    (Stephen King, "Carrie")

  • High school isn't a very important place. When you're going you think it's a big deal, but when it's over nobody really thinks it was great unless they're beered up.
    (Stephen King, "Carrie")

  • People don't get better, they just get smarter. When you get smarter you don't stop pulling the wings of flies, you just think of better reasons for doing it.
    (Stephen King, "Carrie")


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