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Stephen King’s “Salem’s Lot” Quotes (14 Quotes)


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  • But then fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.
    (Stephen King, "Salem's Lot")

  • Corey Bryant sank into a great forgetful river, and that river was time, and its waters were red.
    (Stephen King, "Salem's Lot")

  • Crying was like pissing everything out on the ground.
    (Stephen King, "Salem's Lot")

  • I think it's relatively easy for people to accept something like telepathy or precognition or teleplasm because their willingness to believe doesn't cost them anything. It doesn't keep them awake nights. But the idea that the evil that men do lives after them is unsettling.
    (Stephen King, "Salem's Lot")

  • If you haven't considered it already, consider it now: there is every possibility that some of us, or all of us, may live and triumph, only to stand trial for murder.
    (Stephen King, "Salem's Lot")


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    (Stephen King, "Salem's Lot")

  • That above all else. They did not look out their windows. No matter what noises or dreadful possibilities, no matter how awful the unknown, there was an even worse thing: to look the Gorgon in the face.
    (Stephen King, "Salem's Lot")

  • The essential and defining characteristic of childhood is not the effortless merging of dream and reality, but only alienation. There are no words for childhood's dark turns and exhalations. A wise child recognizes it and submits to the necessary consequences. A child who counts the cost is a child no longer.
    (Stephen King, "Salem's Lot")

  • The sandwich he made was bologna and cheese, his favorite. All the sandwiches he made were his favorites; that was one of the advantages of being single.
    (Stephen King, "Salem's Lot")

  • The town has a sense, not of history, but of time, and the telephone poles seem to know this. If you lay your hand against one, you can feel the vibration from the wires deep within the wood, as if souls had been imprisoned in there and were struggling to get out.
    (Stephen King, "Salem's Lot")

  • The town kept its secrets, and the Marsten House brooded over it like a ruined king.
    (Stephen King, "Salem's Lot")

  • There were fourteen steps exactly fourteen. But the top one was smaller, out of proportion, as if it had been added to avoid the evil number.
    (Stephen King, "Salem's Lot")

  • Things were going very fast now. Too fast to suit him. Fantasy and reality had merged.
    (Stephen King, "Salem's Lot")

  • To his way of thinking, the only thing more natural than death was sex.
    (Stephen King, "Salem's Lot")


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