Stephen King Quotes In English

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Stephen King Quotes in english

Hello, Welcome in a collection of quotes and thoughts by Stephen King on horror, writing, fantasy, suspense, sci-fi, magic, books, reading, life, humor, God, religion and freedom. Our team gives you some quotes about Stephen King. He was born on September 21, 1947 (age 72 years), Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME. His Nicknames was Richard Bachman, The King, The King of horror. Stephen Edwin King is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, and fantasy novels. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many have been adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books. His Book’s name was It, The Shining, The Outsider, The Stand, Pet Sematary, MORE.

  • “Eddie discovered one of his childhood’s great truths. Grownups are the real monsters, he thought.”

  • “FEAR stands for fuck everything and run.”

  • “Give me just enough information so that I can lie convincingly.”

  • “It ain’t the blows we’re dealt that matter, but the ones we survive.”

  • “So what, ghosts can’t hurt you. That’s what I thought then.”

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  • “God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.”

  • “The mind can calculate, but the spirit yearns, and the heart knows what the heart knows.”

  • “we need ghost stories because we, in fact, are the ghosts.”

  • “They float, they all float… and when you’re down here with me, fat boy, you’ll float too.”

  • “Want a balloon?”

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  • “If there is love, smallpox scars are as pretty as dimples. – Japanese Proverb.”

  • “In the end, though, it’s all about giving back the teeth that the current ‘sweetie-vamp’ craze has, by and large, stolen from the bloodsuckers. It’s about making them scary again.”

  • “A person could see a lot without ever leaving his own living room. Especially if he had the right tools.”

  • “Writers remember everything…especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he’ll tell you the story of each small one. From the big ones you get novels. A little talent is a nice thing to have if you want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the ability to remember the story of every scar. Art consists of the persistence of memory.”

  • “There is nothing of God or Light in that heartless sound – it is all black winter and dark ice.”

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  • “To those readers who feel that I didn’t know any better, I assert that I did … but the temptation was simply too great to resist.”

  • “And that almost killed you?” “It wasn’t deep but it got infected. Infection means that the bad germs got into it. Infection’s the most dangerous thing there is, Tom. Infection was what made the superflu germ kill all the people. And infection is what made people want to make the germ in the first place. An infection of the mind.”

  • “Such an ego simply forbade certain lines of thought.”

  • “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.”

  • “If a book is not alive in the writer’s mind, it is as dead as year-old horse-shit.”

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  • “If you don’t control your temper, your temper will control you.”

  • “Law enforcement: a case of good men doing bad chores.”

  • “Yeah. But so what? Everybody’s weird.”

  • “The most classic horror tale of this latter type is the Old Testament story of Job, who becomes human Astro-Turf in a kind of spiritual Superbowl between God and Satan.”

  • “The feel of the sticky wetness down there when she moved made her grimace. God, she wanted to get cleaned up. In a hurry.”

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  • “Twas something else. I had come to hate her, you see. I had come to wish her dead, and that was what held me back.”

  • “I’m one of those people who doesn’t really know what he thinks until he writes it down.”

  • “Nothing in nature is that even; man is the inventor of straight edges.”

  • “Why does she have to be such a…such a…” “Go on,” I said. “The truth is never cussing, Son.” “Such a bitch!”

  • “Something in the fog!” he screamed, and Billy shrank against me-whether because of the man’s bloody nose or what he was saying, I don’t know. “Something in the fog took John Lee! Something-” He staggered back against a display of lawn food stacked by the window and sat down there.”Something in the fog took John Lee and I heard him screaming!”

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  • “Abrakadabra, und alles verwandelt sich in einen großen Haufen Scheiße.”

  • “As a species we’re fundamentally insane. Put more than two of us in a room, we pick sides and start dreaming up reasons to kill one another. Why do you think we invented politics and religion?”

  • “The back of the seat in front of Richards was a revelation in itself. There was a pocket with a safety handbook in it. In case of air turbulence, fasten your belt. If the cabin loses pressure, pull down the air mask directly over your head. In case of engine trouble, the stewardess will give you further instructions. In case of sudden explosive death, hope you have enough dental fillings to insure identification.”

  • “Lisbon Taxi,’ a woman said, ‘where the mileage is always smileage. How may we help you today?”

  • “The dream didn’t fade as dreams usually do upon waking”

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  • “The simple truth of things is that bad dreams are far better than bad wakings.” “Yes. That’s so simple that most people overlook it, I think.”

  • “But sorry is the Kool-Aid of human emotions. […] True sorrow is as rare as true love.”

  • “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?”

  • “It came to seem to Louis that God, in His infinite wisdom, seemed much more generous when it came to doling out pain.”

  • “Most people are sheep and sheep don’t eat meat.”

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  • “So do we pass the ghosts that haunt us later in our lives; they sit undramatically by the roadside like poor beggars, and we see them only from the corners of our eyes, if we see them at all. The idea that they have been waiting there for us rarely crosses our minds. Yet they do wait, and when we have passed, they gather up their bundles of memory and fall in behind, treading in our footsteps and catching up, little by little.”

  • “It was blurred in his memory, it had the melting, cotton-candy texture of dreams or of waking actions performed under a light haze of drugs.”

  • “She checked her Fitbit again and saw her pulse was now up to one-twenty. She chugged down the rest of her latte, anyway. Living dangerously.”

  • “He walked out of nowhere toward nowhere, a man from another time who, it seemed, had reached a point of pointless ending.”

  • “Bigger tomatoes with a longer growing season,” Dick said sagely, and then went back to showing me how I could help my family most efficiently by dying young.”

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  • “If it’s ka it’ll come like a wind, and your plans will stand before it no more than a barn before a cyclone.”

  • “Although emotionally delicate and eminently bruisable, teenagers are short on empathy. That comes later in life, if it comes at all.”

  • “Memory is the basis of every journey.”

  • “Billy is a bright boy, but oddly humorless. To the champ, everything is serious business. I’m hoping that he’ll live long enough to learn that in this world that is a very dangerous attitude.”

  • “We are going to fight. We are going to be hurt. And in the end, we will stand.”

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  • “When you put on a clown suit and a rubber nose, nobody has any idea what you look like inside.”

  • “Ralph reflected for a moment on the similarities between loneliness and insomnia — how they were both insidious, cumulative, and divisive, the friends of despair and the enemies of love.”

  • “Life turns on a dime.”

  • “I’d not trust sai King much further than I could throw his heaviest grandfather.”

  • “the man in black travels with your soul in his pocket.”

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  • “But it’s writing, damn it, not washing the car or putting on eyeliner. If you can take it seriously, we can do business. If you can’t or won’t, it’s time for you to close the book and do something else.”

  • “Nasty thing that happened up there. It’s stayed in the town’s consciousness, too. Of course, tales of nastiness and murder are always handed down with slavering delight from generation to generation, while students groan and complain when they’re faced with a George Washington Carver or a Jonas Salk. But it’s more than that, I think. Perhaps it’s due to a geographical freak.”

  • “Lila harboured an unspoken belief that motherhood was the best possible rehearsal for a prospective police officer.. Mothers were naturals for law enforcement, because toddlers, like criminals, were often belligerent and destructive. If you could get through those early years without losing your cool or blowing your top, you might be able to deal with grown-up crime. The key was to not react, to stay adult..”

  • “the perfect schizophrenic – if there was such a person – would be a man or woman not only unaware of his other persona(e), but one unaware that anything at all was amiss in his or her life.”

  • “If I show up at your house ten years from now and find nothing in your living room but The Readers Digest, nothing on your bedroom night table but the newest Dan Brown novel, and nothing in your bathroom but Jokes for the John, I’ll chase you down to the end of your driveway and back, screaming ‘Where are your books? You graduated college ten years ago, so how come there are no damn books in your house? Why are you living on the intellectual equivalent of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese?”

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  • “Sometimes the only thing to do is to take the thing that you must have. Even if someone gets hurt.”

  • “He looked at the road quite a lot now. Sometimes the white line was solid, sometimes it was broken, and sometimes it was double like streetcar tracks. He wondered how people could ride over this road all the other days of the year and not see the pattern of life and death in that white paint. Or did they see, after all?”

  • “I believe the first draft of a book — even a long one — should take no more than three months…Any longer and — for me, at least — the story begins to take on an odd foreign feel, like a dispatch from the Romanian Department of Public Affairs, or something broadcast on high-band shortwave duiring a period of severe sunspot activity.”

  • “He looked at the road quite a lot now. Sometimes the white line was solid, sometimes it was broken, and sometimes it was double, like streetcar tracks. He wondered how people could ride over this road all the other days of the year and not see the pattern of life and death in that white paint? Or did they see, after all?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?”

  • “He supposed that even in Hell, people got an occasional sip of water, if only so they could appreciate the full horror of unrequited thirst when it set in again.Sometimes […] real love is silent as well as blind.”

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  • “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?”

  • “Sometimes […] real love is silent as well as blind.”

  • “Cats are the gangsters of the animal world, living outside the law and often dying there.”

  • “I was being paid to do what I loved, and there’s no gig on earth better than that; it’s like a license to steal.”

  • “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. Its just how the world is.”

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  • “Your hair is winter fire, January embers. My heart burns there, too.”

  • “Every now and then someone will ask me, “When are you going to get tired of this horror stuff, Steve, and write something serious?” I used to believe the implied insult in this question was accidental, but as the years go on I have become more and more convinced that it’s not.”

  • “People with a high tolerance for boredom can get a lot of thinking done.”

  • “They were in a gloomy netherworld, scurrying like rats through a gigantic trash-midden.”

  • “Maerlyn laughed. ‘Sooner or later, we all do.”

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  • “Even people capable of living in the past don’t really know what the future holds.”

  • “It was as if some sick part of the night had gained a voice and was trying to sing.”

  • “Oh Christ, he groaned to himself, if this is the stuff adults have to think about I never want to grow up.”

  • “A woman with blisters on her hands turned her head up and cackled feverishly at the sky.”

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  • “All I ask is that you do as well as you can, and remember that, while to write adverbs is human, to write he said or she said is divine.”

  • “They had discovered one could grow as hungry for light as for food.”

  • “A few stunted nightmare trees flailed twisted branches at the sky; under magnification, they seemed to clutch at the travellers like arms of lunatics.”

  • “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.”

  • “On the horizon, a jagged nightmare mountain-range loomed out of the rain; the sterile peaks seemed to bite at the gray sky like fangs.”

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  • “Sometimes when you’re young, you have moments of such happiness, you think you’re living on someplace magical, like Atlantis must have been. Then we grow up and our hearts break into two.”

  • “I changed it. I had to. Do you know why?” She studied him, her eyes grave. “Because that was then and this is now. Because the past is gone, even though it defines the present.”

  • “He looked at the road white a lot now. Sometimes the white line was solid, sometimes it was broken, and sometimes it was double like streetcar tracks. He wondered how people could ride over this road all the other days of the year and not see the pattern of life and death in that white paint. Or did they see, after all?”

  • “stop now before i kill you a word to the wise from your friend PENNYWISE.”

  • “They were close to the end of the beginning . . .”

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  • “Could you control how your mind sorted things? No more than you could control your dreams?”

  • “Wahnsinn ist, wenn man nicht mehr die Nähte sehen kann, mit denen die Welt zusammengenäht ist.”

  • “All I ask is that you do as well as you can, and remember that, while to write adverbs is human, to write he said or she said is divine.”

  • “Civilians had no idea how much nonsense you had to listen to when you were a cop. The public loved to salute police officers for their bravery, but no one ever gave credit for the day-in, day-out fortitude required to put up with the bullshit. While courage was an excellent feature in a police officer, a built-in resistance to gibberish was, in Lila’s opinion, just as important.”

  • “Mrs. Cole was a perfect democrat. She hated all kids equally.”

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  • “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.”

  • “It makes no difference if you’re rich or poor Or if you’re smart or dumb. A woman’s place in this old world Is under some man’s thumb, And if you’re born a woman You’re born to be hurt. You’re born to be stepped on, Lied to, Cheated on, And treated like dirt.”

  • “There was a lot they didn’t tell you about death, she had discovered, and one of the biggies was how long it took the ones you loved most to die in your heart.”

  • “Dark green mountains knuckled up in the distance. Clouds seemed to be melting on the pan of the fair blue sky. Birds flew and sang. Wasn’t it a hell of a shame, the way good country got wasted on folks.”

  • “A person who doesn’t learn from the past is an idiot, in my estimation.”

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