Stephen King Quotes

Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television shows, and comic books. King has published 54 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and six non-fiction books. He has written nearly 200 short stories, most of which have been collected in book collections. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine. His novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption was the basis for the movie The Shawshank Redemption which is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time.

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Stephen King


“When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, 'Why god? Why me?' and the thundering voice of God answered, 'There's just something about you that pisses me off”

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French is the language that turns dirt into romance.

Stephen King


Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

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“Nobody was really surprised when it happened, not really, not on the subconscious level where savage things grow.”

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“If I have to spend time in purgatory before going to one place or the other, I guess I'll be all right as long as there's a lending library”

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“When asked, "How do you write?" I invariably answer, "one word at a time."”

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“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.”

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“Publicly, I have always expressed a great deal of confidence in human nature, but in private I have wondered if anybody would ever pay for anything on the Net, ... It now looks as though people will, and I am faced with the real possibility of finishing 'The Plant.'”

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“Must you write complete sentences each time, every time? Perish the thought”

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“The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them”

Stephen King


“French is the language that turns dirt into romance.”

Stephen King


“Whenever you meet a man like that, my best advice to you would be to grin big and cover up your balls with both hands.”

Stephen King


“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.”

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“You couldn't get hold of the things you'd done and turn them right again. Such a power might be given to the gods, but it was not given to women and men, and that was probably a good thing. Had it been otherwise, people would probably die of old age still trying to rewrite their teens.”

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“Get busy living, or get busy dying.”

Stephen King