Stephen King Quotes (302 Quotes)


    I guess when you turn off the main road, you have to be prepared to see some funny houses.

    The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance... logic can be happily tossed out the window.

    My heart was pounding, and I was sweating like I was there.


    Buyer should be aware that 'CELL' is a violent piece of work, which comes complete with zombies set in motion by bad cell phone signals that destroy the human brain.


    I had seven minutes permanently burned out of my memory (when the van hit). I did get one back of the guy coming over the hill heading toward me. It's like a coral islet in the sea. ... I have no idea if (the story) is any good, but what the h--l, I like it.

    It means that no blue ribbon is forever. Someday if the world doesn't explode itself in the meantime someone will run a two-minute mile in the Olympics. It may take a hundred years or a thousand, but it will happen. Because there is no ultimate blue ribbon. There is zero, and there is eternity, and there is mortality, but there is no ultimate.

    I've given up thinking - it keeps getting me into trouble. You Know They've Got A Hell Of A Band in Nightmares and Dreamscapes

    Talent in cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

    Pay and the story rolls, ... Steal and the story folds. No stealing from the blind newsboy.

    Some people say that I must be a horrible person, but that's not true. I have the heart of a young boy -- in a jar on my desk.

    Must you write complete sentences each time, every time Perish the thought

    When asked, How do you write I invariably answer, one word at a time.

    At this time the agency is not releasing any specifics of that investigation in order to preserve the integrity of that investigation.

    There is no Idea Dump, no Story Central, no Island of the Buried Bestsellers good story ideas seem to come quite literally from nowhere, sailing at you right out of the empty sky two previously unrelated ideas come together and make something new under the sun. Your job isn't to find these ideas but to recognize them when they show up.

    I want some sort of guarantee that Mr. Harmon is going to do his time in Montana.

    I don't take notes I don't outline, I don't do anything like that. I just flail away at the goddamn thing. I'm a salami writer. I try to write good salami, but salami is salami. You can't sell it as caviar.

    No, it's not a very good story - its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside.

    The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.

    A place is yours when you know where all the roads go.

    I felt rather like the little girl in Our Town who gave her address as Grover's Corner, New Hampshire, America, the Nothern Hemisphere, the World, the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy, the Mind of God.

    So will the world end, I think, a victim of love rather than hate. For love's ever been the more destructive weapon.

    French is the language that turns dirt into romance.


    We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.

    Publicly, I have always expressed a great deal of confidence in human nature, but in private I have wondered if anybody would ever pay for anything on the Net, ... It now looks as though people will, and I am faced with the real possibility of finishing 'The Plant.'

    There is some concern that a 50 basis point rate cut could lead to inflation rising (in the U.S.) later this year,

    Congress and the public have made it clear they expect the FDA to ensure the lowest risk feasible concerning transmission of serious infectious diseases by donated blood and blood components.

    Just go on dancing with me like this forever, and I'll never tire. We'll scrape our shoes on the stars and hang upside down from the moon.

    I wasn't going to stand our here listening to those quarrelling voices in my head. If I wasn't crazy--and I didn't think I was--listening to those contentious assholes would probably send me there, and by the express.


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