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Stephen King’s “The Stand” Quotes (42 Quotes)


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  • A person can't change all at once.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • If we don't have each other, we go crazy with loneliness. When we do, we go crazy with togetherness.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • There are all sorts of dream interpretations, Freud's being the most notorious, but I have always believed they served a simple eliminatory function, and not much more - that dreams are the psyche's way of taking a good dump every now and then.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • Above, the stars shone hard and bright, sparks struck off the dark skin of the universe.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • It's hard enough for a person to keep their own socks pulled up, let alone someone else's.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")


  • There's always a choice. That's God's way, always will be. Your will is still free. Do as you will. There's no set of leg-irons on you. But... this is what God wants of you.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • And when there are enough outsiders together in one place, a mystic osmosis takes place and you're inside.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • Life was such a wheel that no man could stand upon it for long. And it always, at the end, came round to the same place again.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • They say bachelors have all the fun. Not so. You just get old and full of sand, nasty.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • Call me Richard. That's my real name. Call me that.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • Lightening flashed dully inside the clouds on the horizon making them look as if they had fireflies of their own, monster fireflies the size of dinosaurs.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • When you empty out the vessel, you also empty out all the crap floating around in there. The additives. The impurities. It sure feels good. It's a whole body, whole-minded enema.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • Come down and eat chicken with me beautiful. It's soooo dark.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • Love didn't grow very well in a place where there was only fear
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • Who gets to be best-liked in any community? Who is the most trusted? Why, the man who does the dirty job, of course, and does it with a smile. The man who does the job you couldn't bring yourself to do.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")


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