Quotes About Dark Tower

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Stephen King
“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.”
Stephen King, The Gunslinger

Stephen King
“I don't like people. They fuck me up.”
Stephen King, The Gunslinger

Stephen King
“You see? Size defeats us. For the fish, the lake in which he lives is the universe. What does the fish think when he is jerked up by the mouth through the silver limits of existence and into a new universe where the air drowns him and the light is blue madness? Where huge bipeds with no gills stuff it into a suffocating box abd cover it with wet weeds to die?

Or one might take the tip of the pencil and magnify it. One reaches the point where a stunning realization strikes home: The pencil tip is not solid; it is composed of atoms which whirl and revolve like a trillion demon planets. What seems solid to us is actually only a loose net held together by gravity. Viewed at their actual size, the distances between these atoms might become league, gulfs, aeons. The atoms themselves are composed of nuclei and revolving protons and electrons. One may step down further to subatomic particles. And then to what? Tachyons? Nothing? Of course not. Everything in the universe denies nothing; to suggest an ending is the one absurdity.”
Stephen King, The Gunslinger

Stephen King
“the man in black travels with your soul in his pocket.”
Stephen King, The Gunslinger

Stephen King
“What if I fall?', Tim cried.

Maerlyn laughed. 'Sooner or later, we all do.”
Stephen King, The Wind Through the Keyhole

Stephen King
“In the end, the wind takes everything, doesn't it? And why not? Why other? If the sweetness of our lives did not depart, there would be no sweetness at all.”
Stephen King, The Wind Through the Keyhole

Stephen King
“They had discovered one could grow as hungry for light as for food.”
Stephen King, The Gunslinger

Stephen King
“They were close to the end of the beginning . . .”
Stephen King, The Gunslinger

Stephen King
“At the end of her life she was aware of heat but not pain. She had time to consider his eyes, eyes of that blue which is the color of the sky at first light of the morning. She had time to think of him on the Drop, riding Rusher flat out with his black hair flying back from his temples and his neckerchief rippling; to see him laughing with an ease and freedom he would never find again in the long life which stretched out for him beyond hers, and it was his laughter she took with her as she went out, fleeing the light and heat in to the silkly, consoling dark, calling to him over and over as she went, calling bird and bear and hare and fish.”
Stephen King, Wizard and Glass

Stephen King
“The quickest way to learn about a new place is to know what it dreams of.”
Stephen King

Stephen King
“Any battle-seasoned general will tell you that, even in a small-scale engagement (as this one was), there always comes a point where coherence breaks down, and the narrative flow, and any real sense of how things are going. These matters are re-created by historians later on. The need to re-create the myth of coherence may be one of the reasons why history exists in the first place.”
Stephen King

“Most people on the ledge of a tall building were not afraid they'd fall; they were afraid they'd jump.”
Lauren Alego

Stephen King
“A large praying mantis was performing ablutions on the springy stem of the kid's cowlick. The gunslinger snorted laughter-the first in gods knew how long-and set the fire and went after water.”
Stephen King

Stephen King
“Liars see their own kind everywhere.”
Stephen King

Stephen King
“The folks who end up living the lives they expected are more often than not the ones who end up takin sleepin pills or stickin the barrel of a gun in their mouths qnd pullin the trigger.”
Stephen King

Stephen King
“Of course it's heavier, he thought. It's got my grief in it. I pull it along with me everywhere I go, so I do.”
Stephen King, The Dark Tower

Stephen King
“Should you go on, you will surely be disappointed, perhaps even heartbroken. I have one key left on my belt, but all it opens is that final door, the one marked. What's behind it won't improve your love-life, grow hair on your bald spot, or add five years to your natural span (not even five minutes). There is no such thing as a happy ending. I never met a single one to equal "Once upon a time."
Endings are heartless.
Ending is just another word for goodbye.”
Stephen King, The Dark Tower

Stephen King
“Oy?" he asked. "Will you say goodbye?"
Oy looked at Roland, and for a moment the gunslinger wasn't sure he understood. Then the bumbler extended his neck and caressed the boy's cheek a last time with his tongue. "I, Ake," he said: Bye, Jake or I ache, it came to the same.”
Stephen King, The Dark Tower

Stephen King
“Do any of us, except in our dreams, truly expect to be reunited with our hearts' deepest loves, even when they leave us only for minutes, and on the most mundane of errands? No, not at all.”
Stephen King, The Dark Tower

“I am Roland of Gilead. And you . . . you are nothing.”
Robin Furth, Peter David

Stephen King
“The folks who end up living the lives like they expected are more often than not the ones who end up takin sleepin pills or stickin the barrel of a gun in their mouths and pullin the trigger.”
Stephen King

Stephen King
“The best part, though, was hearing my mother's voice. It was like having her again, coming out from far inside me. It hurt, of course, but more often than not the best things do, I've found. You wouldn't think it could be so, but-as the oldtimers used to say - the world's titled, and there's an end to it.”
Stephen King, The Wind Through the Keyhole

Stephen King
“This situation is not quite beyond saving, but should you carry on much further - should you give voice to such thoughts - it will be.”
Stephen King, Wolves of the Calla

Stephen King
“All of Mid-World had become one vast haunted mansion in these strange latter days; all of Mid-World had become The Drawers; all of Mid-World had become a waste land, haunting and haunted.”
Stephen King, The Waste Lands

Stephen King
“They would go down fighting, but they were going to die there.

And he thought dying would be all right. It was going to break Roland's heart to lose the boy...yet he would go on. As long as the Dark Tower stood, Roland would go on.

Jake looked up. "She said, 'Remember the struggle.' "

"Susannah did."

"Yes. She came forward. Mia let her. And the song moved Mia. She wept."

"Say true?"

"True. Mia, daughter of none, mother of one. And while Mia was distracted...her eyes blind with tears..."

Jake looked around. Oy looked around with him, likely not searching for anything but only imitating his beloved Ake. Callahan was remembering that night on the Pavilion. The lights. The way Oy had stood on his hind legs and bowed to the folken. Susannah, singing. The lights. The dancing, Roland dancing the commala in the lights, the colored lights. Roland dancing in the white. Always Roland; and in the end, after the others had fallen, murdered away one by one in these bloody motions, Roland would remain.”
Stephen King, Song of Susannah

Stephen King
“The man in black smiled. 'Shall we tell the truth then, you and I? No more lies?'

'I thought we had been.”
Stephen King, The Gunslinger

Stephen King
“But I still think that’s a pretty fine age. Maybe the best age. You can rock and roll all night, but when the music dies out and the beer wears off, you’re able to think. And dream big dreams. The mean Patrol Boy cuts you down to size eventually, and if you start out small, why, there’s almost nothing left but the cuffs of your pants when he’s done with you.”
Stephen King, The Gunslinger

Stephen King
“The 'lady' looks as if she'd be happy to fuck a rope, could she make it stand up between her thighs.”
Stephen King

Stephen King
“You haven't finished the key, but not because you are afraid to finish. You're afraid of finding you can't finish. You're afraid to go down to where the stones stand, but not because you're afraid of what may come once you enter the circle. You're afraid of what may not come. You're not afraid of the great world, Eddie, but of the small one inside yourself.”
Stephen King, The Waste Lands

Stephen King
“The man in black smiled. "Shall we tell the truth then, you and I? No more lies?"

"I thought we had been."

But the man in black persisted as if Roland hadn't spoken. "Shall there be truth between us, as two men? Not as friends, but as equals? There is an offer you will get rarely, Roland. Only equals speak the truth, that's my thought on't. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of regard. How tiresome!”
Stephen King, The Gunslinger

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