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  • 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")

  • It was how wars really ended, Dieffenbaker supposed -- not at truce tables but in cancer wards and office cafeterias and traffic jams. Wars died one tiny piece at a time, each piece something that fell like a memory, each lost like an echo that fades in winding hills. In the end even war ran up the white flag. Or so he hoped. He hoped that in the end even war surrendered.
    (Stephen King, "Hearts in Atlantis")

  • For a moment he felt a wild hope: perhaps this really was a nightmare. Perhaps he would awake in his own bed, bathed in sweat, shaking, maybe even crying . . . but alive. Safe. Then he pushed the thought away. Its charm was deadly, its comfort fatal.
    (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")

  • The soil of a manÆs heart is stonier; a man grows what he can and tends it.
    (Stephen King, "Pet Sematary")


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

  • The road and the tale have both been long, would you not say so? The trip has been long and the cost has been high... but no great thing was ever attained easily. A long tale, like a tall Tower, must be built a stone at a time.
    (Stephen King, "The Dark Tower")

  • Sometimes the embers are better than the campfire.
    (Stephen King, "The Green Mile")

  • I don't like people. They fuck me up.
    (Stephen King, "The Gunslinger")

  • Was there ever a trap to match the trap of love?
    (Stephen King, "The Gunslinger")

  • Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in.
    (Stephen King, "The Shining")

  • He smiles a lot. But I think there might be worms inside him making him smile.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • Silent white light filled the world. And the righteous and unrighteous alike were consumed in that holy fire.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • At Hartford or New Haven or one of those other places where no one in their right fucking mind would want to live.
    (Stephen King, "Wizard and Glass")

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


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