Top 50+Stephen King Quotes


Stephen King Quotes

1. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
2. “Monsters are real. Ghosts are too. They live inside of us, and sometimes, they win.”
3. “The most important things are the hardest things to say.”
4. “If being a kid is about learning how to live, then being a grown-up is about learning how to die.”
5. “Some things it don’t pay to be curious about.”
6. “We lie best when we lie to ourselves.”
7. “Hearts can break. Yes. Hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t.”
8. “The world has teeth and it can bite you with them any time it wants.”
9. “A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.
10. “Every religion lies. Every moral precept is a delusion. Even the stars are a mirage. The truth is darkness, and the only thing that matters is making a statement before one enters it. Cutting the skin of the world and leaving a scar. That’s all history is, after all: scar tissue.”
11. “Did they live happily ever after? They did not. No one ever does, in spite of what the stories may say. They had their good days, as you do, and they had their bad days, and you know about those. They had their victories, as you do, and they had their defeats, and you know about those, too. There were times when they felt ashamed of themselves, knowing they had not done their best, and there were times when they knew they had stood where their God had meant them to stand. All I’m trying to say is that they lived as well as they could.”
12. “Life is fair. We all get the same nine-month shake in the box, and then the dice roll. Some people get a run of sevens. Some people, unfortunately, get snake-eyes. It’s just how the world is.”
13. “A person who doesn’t learn from the past is an idiot, in my estimation.”
14. “It’s funny how close the past is, sometimes. Sometimes it seems as if you could almost reach out and touch it. Only who really wants to?”
15. “Memory is the basis of every journey.”
16. “It ain’t the blows we’re dealt that matter, but the ones we survive.”
17. “Nothing in nature is that even; man is the inventor of straight edges.”
18. “Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not. Time takes it all, bears it away, and in the end there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometimes we lose them there again.”
19. “For readers, one of life’s most electrifying discoveries is that they are readers—not just capable of doing it, but in love with it. Hopelessly. Head over heels.”
20. “There is no bad time for good news.”
21. “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”
22. “Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once.”
23. “A short story is a different thing altogether – a short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger.”
24. “Speaking personally, you can have my gun, but you’ll take my book when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding.”
25. “That wasn’t any act of God. That was an act of pure human fuckery.”
26. “If you liked being a teenager, there’s something really wrong with you.”
27. “Humor is almost always anger with its make-up on.”
28. “There are books full of great writing that don’t have very good stories. Read sometimes for the story…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 who won’t do that. But when you find a book that has both a good story and good words, treasure that book.”
29. “When all else fails, give up and go to the library.”
30. “Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.”
31. “Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well.”
32. “Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.”
33. “And almost idly, in a kind of side thought, Eddie discovered one of his childhood’s great truths. Grownups are the real monsters, he thought.”
34. “Life isn’t a support system for art. It’s the other way around.”
35. “Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.”
36. “When it comes to the past, everyone writes fiction.”
37. “Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different.”
38. “Reading a good long novel is in many ways like having a long and satisfying affair.”
39. “If I have to spend time in purgatory before going to one place or the other, I guess I’ll be all right as long as there’s a lending library.”
40. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
41. “Sometimes the embers are better than the campfire.”
42. “We spread the time as we can, but in the end the world takes it all back.”
43. “We fool ourselves so much we could do it for a living.”
44. “The muses are ghosts, and sometimes they come uninvited.”
45. “If a fear cannot be articulated, it can’t be conquered.”
46. “Come to a book as you would come to an unexplored land. Come without a map. Explore it, and draw your own map…A book is like a pump. It gives nothing unless first you give to it. ”
47. “We never cease wanting what we want, whether it’s good for us or not.”
48. “Art should be a place of hope.”
49. “Sooner or later even the fastest runners have to stand and fight.”
50. “Any game looks straight if everyone is being cheated at once.”
51. “The three true ages of man are youth, middle age, and how the fuck did I get old so soon?”
52. “When a long book succeeds, the writer and reader are not just having an affair; they are married.”
53. “The harder you had to work to open a package, the less you ended up caring about what was inside.”
54. “The trick is to teach yourself to read in small sips as well as long swallows.”
55. “The glory of a good tale is that it is limitless and fluid; a good tale belongs to each reader in its own particular way.”
56. “But in high school the business of irrevocable choices began. Doors slipped shut with a faint locking click that was only heard clearly in the dreams of later years.”
57. “No great thing is created suddenly.”
58. “There’s no harm in hoping for the best as long as you’re prepared for the worst.”
59. “People who try hard to do the right thing always seem mad.”
60. “Anger is the most useless emotion, destructive to the mind and hurtful to the heart.”


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