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Stephen King Quote: “There’s always someone who knows something.”

There’s always someone who knows something.

— Stephen King



Stephen King Quote: “When you’re five and you hurt, you make a big noise in the world. At ten you whimper. But by the time you make fifteen you begin to eat the poisoned apples that grow on your own inner tree of pain.”

When you’re five and you hurt, you make a big noise in the world. At ten you whimper. But by the time you make fifteen you begin to eat the poisoned apples that grow on your own inner tree of pain.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “If I can get it down on paper without puking all over the word processor, then as far as I’m concerned, it’s fit to see the light of day.”

If I can get it down on paper without puking all over the word processor, then as far as I’m concerned, it’s fit to see the light of day.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “I’ve been typed as a horror writer, and I’ve always said to people, “I don’t care what you call me as long as the checks don’t bounce and the family gets fed.””

I’ve been typed as a horror writer, and I’ve always said to people, “I don’t care what you call me as long as the checks don’t bounce and the family gets fed.”

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “And poets, in my view, and I think the view of most people, do speak God’s language – it’s better, it’s finer, it’s language on a higher plane than ordinary people speak in their daily lives.”

And poets, in my view, and I think the view of most people, do speak God’s language – it’s better, it’s finer, it’s language on a higher plane than ordinary people speak in their daily lives.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “He would write it for the reason he felt that all great literature, fiction and nonfiction, was written: truth comes out, in the end it always comes out. He would write it because he felt he had to.”

He would write it for the reason he felt that all great literature, fiction and nonfiction, was written: truth comes out, in the end it always comes out. He would write it because he felt he had to.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “The cumulative power of doing things the same way every day seems to be a way of saying to the mind: You’re going to be dreaming soon.”

The cumulative power of doing things the same way every day seems to be a way of saying to the mind: You’re going to be dreaming soon.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “I always drank, from when it was legal for me to drink. And there was never a time for me when the goal wasn’t to get as hammered as I could possibly afford to. I never understood social drinking, that’s always seemed to me like kissing your sister.”

I always drank, from when it was legal for me to drink. And there was never a time for me when the goal wasn’t to get as hammered as I could possibly afford to. I never understood social drinking, that’s always seemed to me like kissing your sister.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “I identify with the characters very closely. At the same time that I’m outside, writing, I’m also inside, experiencing, and it can be very unsettling.”

I identify with the characters very closely. At the same time that I’m outside, writing, I’m also inside, experiencing, and it can be very unsettling.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “That’s the curse of the reading class. We can be seduced by a good story even at the most inopportune moments.”

That’s the curse of the reading class. We can be seduced by a good story even at the most inopportune moments.

— Stephen King



Stephen King Quote: “American grammar doesn’t have the sturdiness of British grammar, but it has its own scruffy charm.”

American grammar doesn’t have the sturdiness of British grammar, but it has its own scruffy charm.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “Tell him he’s wrong. Tell him that even if he’s right about waiting, he’s right for the wrong reasons, and that makes him all the way wrong.”

Tell him he’s wrong. Tell him that even if he’s right about waiting, he’s right for the wrong reasons, and that makes him all the way wrong.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “For most of us, I think it’s easier to admit doing wrong than being stupid.”

For most of us, I think it’s easier to admit doing wrong than being stupid.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “If you can read in the 21st century you own the world.”

If you can read in the 21st century you own the world.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “When it comes to rock music, I’m not much of a player, but I do have entry-level chops. I’m more knowledgeable as a listener, and Revival gave me a way to write about rock and roll without being preachy or boring.”

When it comes to rock music, I’m not much of a player, but I do have entry-level chops. I’m more knowledgeable as a listener, and Revival gave me a way to write about rock and roll without being preachy or boring.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “Even at eleven, he had observed that things turned out right a ridiculous amount of the time.”

Even at eleven, he had observed that things turned out right a ridiculous amount of the time.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “You cannot friend a hawk, they said, unless you are a hawk yourself, alone and only a sojourner in the land, without friends or the need of them.”

You cannot friend a hawk, they said, unless you are a hawk yourself, alone and only a sojourner in the land, without friends or the need of them.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “He was a clot looking for a place to happen, a splinter of bone hunting a soft organ to puncture, a lonely lunatic cell looking for a mate – they would set up housekeeping and raise themselves a cozy little malignant tumor.”

He was a clot looking for a place to happen, a splinter of bone hunting a soft organ to puncture, a lonely lunatic cell looking for a mate – they would set up housekeeping and raise themselves a cozy little malignant tumor.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “But in high school the business of irrevocable choices began. Doors slipped shut with a faint locking click that was only heared clearly in the dreams of later years.”

But in high school the business of irrevocable choices began. Doors slipped shut with a faint locking click that was only heared clearly in the dreams of later years.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “If you’re just starting out as a writer, you could do worse than strip your television’s electric plug-wire, wrap a spike around it, and then stick it back into the wall. See what blows, and how far. Just an idea.”

If you’re just starting out as a writer, you could do worse than strip your television’s electric plug-wire, wrap a spike around it, and then stick it back into the wall. See what blows, and how far. Just an idea.

— Stephen King



Stephen King Quote: “How life did imitate art sometimes. And the cruder the art, the closer the imitation.”

How life did imitate art sometimes. And the cruder the art, the closer the imitation.

— Stephen King


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

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

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “It wasn’t just love that held people together. There was secrets, and the price you paid to keep them.”

It wasn’t just love that held people together. There was secrets, and the price you paid to keep them.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “I don’t spend the day writing. I’ll maybe write fresh copy for two hours, and then I’ll go back and revise some of it and print what I like and then turn it off.”

I don’t spend the day writing. I’ll maybe write fresh copy for two hours, and then I’ll go back and revise some of it and print what I like and then turn it off.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “A good reputation is something that must be earned, yet can never be bought.”

A good reputation is something that must be earned, yet can never be bought.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I’ll go for the gross-out. I’m not proud.”

I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I’ll go for the gross-out. I’m not proud.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “If something is accessible to a lot of people, it’s got to be dumb because most people are dumb.”

If something is accessible to a lot of people, it’s got to be dumb because most people are dumb.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “Shall there be truth between us, as two men? Not as friends, but as enemies and equals?”

Shall there be truth between us, as two men? Not as friends, but as enemies and equals?

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “Sometimes the embers are better than the campfire.”

Sometimes the embers are better than the campfire.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “The water was glassy and calm, still candy-colored in the afterglow of sunset.”

The water was glassy and calm, still candy-colored in the afterglow of sunset.

— Stephen King


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

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

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “The wife whose sweetly given reply in the face of any problem would be, “Whatever you think is best, dear.” Women, take note: a wife like that never needs to fear bubbling away the last of her life through a cut throat.”

The wife whose sweetly given reply in the face of any problem would be, “Whatever you think is best, dear.” Women, take note: a wife like that never needs to fear bubbling away the last of her life through a cut throat.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “I watched Titanic when I got back home from the hospital, and cried. I knew that my IQ had been damaged.”

I watched Titanic when I got back home from the hospital, and cried. I knew that my IQ had been damaged.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “What can be done when you’re eleven can often never be done again.”

What can be done when you’re eleven can often never be done again.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “I just didn’t want her to get hurt. I thought she was going to be. But everyone gets their share, don’t they? Sure. Pow, in the nose. Pow, in the eye. Pow, below the belt, down you go, and the ref just went out for a hot dog.”

I just didn’t want her to get hurt. I thought she was going to be. But everyone gets their share, don’t they? Sure. Pow, in the nose. Pow, in the eye. Pow, below the belt, down you go, and the ref just went out for a hot dog.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “Any game looks straight if everyone is being cheated at once.”

Any game looks straight if everyone is being cheated at once.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “A broken spoon may be a fork in disguise.”

A broken spoon may be a fork in disguise.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t.”

Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “Seven, Richie thought. That’s the magic number. There has to be seven of us. That’s the way it’s supposed to be.”

Seven, Richie thought. That’s the magic number. There has to be seven of us. That’s the way it’s supposed to be.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “I am in trouble here. This woman is not right.”

I am in trouble here. This woman is not right.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “It was life, often unsatisfying, frequently cruel, usually boring, sometimes beautiful, once in a while exhilarating.”

It was life, often unsatisfying, frequently cruel, usually boring, sometimes beautiful, once in a while exhilarating.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “Put an egg in your shoe and beat it, make like a tree and leave, imitate an amoeba and split.”

Put an egg in your shoe and beat it, make like a tree and leave, imitate an amoeba and split.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “Say your name over two hundred times and discover you are no one.”

Say your name over two hundred times and discover you are no one.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “I know life is hard, I think everyone knows that in their hearts, but why dos it have to be cruel, as well? Why does it have to bite?”

I know life is hard, I think everyone knows that in their hearts, but why dos it have to be cruel, as well? Why does it have to bite?

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “She had never dreamed there could be so much pain in a life when there was nothing physically wrong. She hurt all the time.”

She had never dreamed there could be so much pain in a life when there was nothing physically wrong. She hurt all the time.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “Nobody likes a clown at midnight.”

Nobody likes a clown at midnight.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “Language does not always have to wear a tie and lace-up shoes.”

Language does not always have to wear a tie and lace-up shoes.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “Belief in the supernatural or belief in wild talents like precognition and telepathy and telekinesis and things like that, it seems to me that belief in those things is just very, very freeing.”

Belief in the supernatural or belief in wild talents like precognition and telepathy and telekinesis and things like that, it seems to me that belief in those things is just very, very freeing.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “Let’s face it. No kid in high school feels as though they fit in.”

Let’s face it. No kid in high school feels as though they fit in.

— Stephen King


Stephen King Quote: “It’s strange how pain marks our faces, and makes us look like family.”

It’s strange how pain marks our faces, and makes us look like family.

— Stephen King

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