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“Your hair is winter fire
January embers
My heart burns there, too.”
Stephen King, It
“Give me just enough information so that I can lie convincingly.”
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
“I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries.”
Stephen King
“Perfect paranoia is perfect awareness.”
Stephen King
“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
“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
“Just remember that Dumbo didn't need the feather; the magic was in him. ”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
“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
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
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
“Friends don’t spy; true friendship is about privacy, too.”
Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis
“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
“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
“God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.”
Stephen King
“I tend to scare myself.”
Stephen King
tags: fear
“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
“It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright.”
Stephen King, Wolves of the Calla
“It is the tale, not he who tells it.”
Stephen King
“People who try hard to do the right thing always seem mad.”
Stephen King, The Stand
“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
“The mind can calculate, but the spirit yearns, and the heart knows what the heart knows”
Stephen King
“FEAR stands for fuck everything and run.”
Stephen King, Doctor Sleep
“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
“Sometimes there is absolutely no difference at all between salvation and damnation.”
Stephen King, The Green Mile
“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
“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
“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
“It's strange how pain marks our faces, and makes us look like family.”
Stephen King, The Green Mile
“Dolls with no little girls around to mind them were sort of creepy under any conditions.”
Stephen King, Desperation


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