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“No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side.

Or you don't.”
Stephen King, The Stand
“Fault always lies in the same place: with him weak enough to lay blame.”
Stephen King
“If you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects. If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered, anyway.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
“And will I tell you that these three lived happily ever after? I will not, for no one ever does. But there was happiness. And they did live.”
Stephen King, The Dark Tower
“Give me just enough information so that I can lie convincingly.”
Stephen King
“There'a a phrase, "the elephant in the living room", which purports to describe what it's like to live with a drug addict, an alcoholic, an abuser. People outside such relationships will sometimes ask, "How could you let such a business go on for so many years? Didn't you see the elephant in the living room?" And it's so hard for anyone living in a more normal situation to understand the answer that comes closest to the truth; "I'm sorry, but it was there when I moved in. I didn't know it was an elephant; I thought it was part of the furniture." There comes an aha-moment for some folks - the lucky ones - when they suddenly recognize the difference.”
Stephen King
“Writing is not life, but I think that sometimes it can be a way back to life.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
“Time takes it all whether you want it to or not, time takes it all. Time bares it away, and in the end there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometimes we lose them there again.”
Stephen King
“Just remember that Dumbo didn't need the feather; the magic was in him. ”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
“Perfect paranoia is perfect awareness.”
Stephen King
“I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries.”
Stephen King
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
Stephen King
“It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright.”
Stephen King, Wolves of the Calla
“Friends don’t spy; true friendship is about privacy, too.”
Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis
“Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
“People who try hard to do the right thing always seem mad.”
Stephen King, The Stand
“God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.”
Stephen King
“So okay― there you are in your room with the shade down and the door shut and the plug pulled out of the base of the telephone. You've blown up your TV and committed yourself to a thousand words a day, come hell or high water. Now comes the big question: What are you going to write about? And the equally big answer: Anything you damn well want.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
“God grant me to SERENITY to accept what I cannot change the TENACITY to change what I may and the GOOD LUCK not to f*** up too often”
Stephen King, 'Salem's Lot
“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.”
Stephen King, The Stand
“I tend to scare myself.”
Stephen King
tags: fear
“High school isn't a very important place. When you're going you think it's a big deal, but when it's over nobody really thinks it was great unless they're beered up.”
Stephen King, Carrie
“The mind can calculate, but the spirit yearns, and the heart knows what the heart knows”
Stephen King
“You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
“Hug and kiss whoever helped get you - financially, mentally, morally, emotionally - to this day. Parents, mentors, friends, teachers. If you're too uptight to do that, at least do the old handshake thing, but I recommend a hug and a kiss. Don't let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone.”
Stephen King
“It is the tale, not he who tells it.”
Stephen King
“Sometimes there is absolutely no difference at all between salvation and damnation.”
Stephen King, The Green Mile
“Fighting for peace, is like f***ing for chastity”
Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis
“Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won't carry a quitter. ”
Stephen King, Duma Key
“No one ever does live happily ever after, but we leave the children to find that out for themselves.”
Stephen King, Wolves of the Calla
tags: life


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