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  • And this wasn't lying, not really. It was leaving out.
    (Stephen King, "Hearts in Atlantis")

  • Calling it a simple schoolgirl crush was like saying a Rolls-Royce was a vehicle with four wheels, something like a hay-wagon. She did not giggle wildly and blush when she saw him, nor did she chalk his name on trees or write it on the walls of the Kissing Bridge. She simply lived with his face in her heart all the time, a kind of sweet, hurtful ache. She would have died for him..
    (Stephen King, "It")

  • Seven, Richie thought. That's the magic number. There has to be seven of us. That's the way it's supposed to be.
    (Stephen King, "It")

  • DonÆt go beyond, no matter how much you feel you need to, Doctor. The barrier was not made to be broken. Remember this: there is more power here than you know. It is old and always restless. Remember.
    (Stephen King, "Pet Sematary")

  • The essential and defining characteristic of childhood is not the effortless merging of dream and reality, but only alienation. There are no words for childhood's dark turns and exhalations. A wise child recognizes it and submits to the necessary consequences. A child who counts the cost is a child no longer.
    (Stephen King, "Salem's Lot")


  • I've met talespinners before, Jake, and they're all cut more or less from the same cloth. They tell tales because they're afraid of life.
    (Stephen King, "The Dark Tower")

  • I think that's what people most always do with the stuff they can't make out - just forget it.
    (Stephen King, "The Green Mile")

  • First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.-Roland Deschain, of Gilead
    (Stephen King, "The Gunslinger")

  • The woman who preaches has poison religion. Let the respectable ones go
    (Stephen King, "The Gunslinger")

  • All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
    (Stephen King, "The Shining")

  • Even the company of the mad was better than the company of the dead.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • Nobody likes to see a stupid guy wise up.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • You couldn't not like someone who liked the guitar.
    (Stephen King, "The Stand")

  • Sorry is the Kool-Aid of human emotions. It's what you say when you spill a cup of coffee or throw a gutter ball when you're bowling with the girls in the league. True sorrow is as rare as true love.
    (Stephen King, "Carrie")

  • Anything with the power to make you laugh over thirty years later isn't a waste of time. I think something like that is very close to immortality.
    (Stephen King, "Hearts in Atlantis")


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