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  • And I guess you judge how well you're doing by how well you sleep at night... and what your dreams are like.
    (Stephen King, "The Shawshank Redemption")

  • You know, schizoid behavior is a pretty common thing in children. It's accepted, because all we adults have this unspoken agreement that children are lunatics.
    (Stephen King, "The Shining")

  • HEY, BOBBY TERRY, YOU SCROOOOWED IT UP!
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • That wasn't any act of God. That was an act of pure human fuckery.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • Get on before I blow you lose of your shoes and give your fathers cause to celebrate!
    (Stephen King, "Wizard and Glass")


  • It would perhaps not be amiss to point out that he had always tried to be a good dog. He had tried to do all the things his MAN and his WOMAN, and most of all his BOY, had asked or expected of him. He would have died for them, if that had been required. He had never wanted to kill anybody. He had been struck by something, possibly destiny, or fate, or only a degenerative nerve disease called rabies. Free will was not a factor.
    (Stephen King, "Cujo")

  • There are also books full of great writing that don't have very good stories. Read sometimes for the story, Bobby. Don't be like the book snobs who won't do that. Read sometimes for the words-the language. Don't be like the play-it-safers that won't do that. But when you find a book that has both a good story and good words, treasure that book.-Mr. Brautigan says to Bobby.
    (Stephen King, "Hearts in Atlantis")

  • Her hands twisted restlessly together like a pair of pink and hairless animals at play.
    (Stephen King, "It")

  • You could start at a path leading nowhere more fantastic than from your own front steps to the sidewalk, and from there you could go… well, anywhere at all.
    (Stephen King, "It")

  • You learned to accept, or you ended up in a small room writing letters home with Crayolas.
    (Stephen King, "Pet Sematary")

  • A man who can't bear to share his habits is a man who needs to quit them.
    (Stephen King, "The Dark Tower")

  • What I'd show you is much more bizarre than anything we have looked at so far, and I warn you in advance that the first impulse will be to laugh. That's all right. Laugh if you must. Just don't take your eye off what you see, for even in your imagination, here is a creature who can do you damage.
    (Stephen King, "The Dark Tower")

  • Weird love's better than no love at all.
    (Stephen King, "The Green Mile")

  • Once again there was the desert, and that only.
    (Stephen King, "The Gunslinger")

  • Either get busy living or get busy dying
    (Stephen King, "The Shawshank Redemption")


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