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  • 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")

  • Good books are for consideration after, too.
    (Stephen King, "Hearts in Atlantis")

  • Eddie discovered one of his childhood's great truths. Grownups are the real monsters, he thought.
    (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")

  • Only children tell the whole truth, you know. That's what makes them children.
    (Stephen King, "Pet Sematary")


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

  • Remember in elementary school you were told that in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file from smallest to tallest? What is the logic in that? What, do tall people burn slower?
    (Stephen King, "The Dark Tower")

  • Of course they had more chains on him than Scrooge saw on Marley's ghost, but he could have kicked up dickens if he'd wanted. That's a pun, son.
    (Stephen King, "The Green Mile")

  • Go then, there are other worlds than these.
    (Stephen King, "The Gunslinger")

  • They had discovered one could grow as hungry for light as for food.
    (Stephen King, "The Gunslinger")

  • Sometimes human places, create inhuman monsters.
    (Stephen King, "The Shining")

  • Hapscomb's Texaco sat on Number 93 just north of Arnette, a pissant four-street burg about 110 miles from Houston.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • She couldn't be on his wavelength all the time. That's all. When you could recognize that and deal with it, you were on your way to an adult relationship.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • Looking back on it, Sloat wasn't sure how he had tolerated Phil Sawyer for as long as he had. His partner had never played to win, not seriously; he had been encumbered by sentimental notions of loyalty and honor, corrupted by the stuff you told kids to get them halfway civilized before you finally tore the blindfold off their eyes.
    (Stephen King, "The Talisman")

  • 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")


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