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    Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
    — Stephen King
    tags: work  talent  successful 
     
    This is not a bad life.
    — Stephen King
    tags: bad 
     
    Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.
    — Stephen King
    tags: write 
     
    Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.
    — Stephen King
    tags: men  friends  hope  dangerous 
     
    Are you sure self-pity is a luxury you can afford, Jack?
    — Stephen King
    To write is human, to edit is divine.
    — Stephen King
    tags: human  divine  write 
     
    Might as well try to drink the ocean with a spoon as argue with a lover.
    — Stephen King
    tags: ocean  lover 
     
    The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want for nothing. He makes me lie down in the green pastures. He greases up my head with oil. He gives me kung-fu in the face of my enemies. Amen
    — Stephen King
    tags: enemies  lies  enemy 
     
    Schizoid behavior is a pretty common thing in children. It's accepted, because all we adults have this unspoken agreement that children are lunatics.
    — Stephen King
    tags: children  adult  child 
     
    The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there... and still on your feet.
    — Stephen King
    People who try hard to do the right thing always seem mad.
    — Stephen King
    tags: people  right 
     
    A man with a good wife is the luckiest of God's creatures...
    — Stephen King
    tags: men  god  wife 
     
    Sometimes human places, create inhuman monsters.
    — Stephen King
    tags: human 
     
    Wanting more is just a recipe for heartache.
    — Stephen King
    tags: heartache 
     
    Kids, fiction is the truth inside the lie, and the truth of this fiction is simple enough: the magic exists.
    — Stephen King
    tags: truth  magic  lies  fiction  kids 
     
    Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.
    — Stephen King
    tags: wonder  book 
     
    For me, that emotional payoff is what it's all about. I want you to laugh or cry when you read a story...or do both at the same time. I want your heart, in other words. If you want to learn something, go to school.
    — Stephen King
    tags: time  heart  emotional  school  learn  read 
     
    It's hard to let go. Even when what you're holding onto is full of thorns, it's hard to let go. Maybe especially then.
    — Stephen King
    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
    tags: heart 
     
    He began to cry, not hysterically or screaming as people cry when concealed rage with tears, but with continuous sobs who has just discovered that he's alone and will be for long. He cried because safety and reason seemed to have left the world. Loneliness was a reality, but in this situation madness was also remotely a possibility.
    — Stephen King
    Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.
    — Stephen King
    tags: live  real  ghost 
     
    I don't mean that creative people are somehow finer, or more sensitive, and thus have finer, more sensitive nervous breakdowns - you can save that horseshit for the Sylvia Plath worshipers. It's just that creative people have creative breakdowns.
    — Stephen King
    tags: people  creative 
     
    God wiped snot out of his nose and that was you.
    — Stephen King
    tags: god 
     
    When all else fails, give up and go to the library.
    — Stephen King
    tags: library  fail 
     
    Discipline and constant work are the whetstones upon which the dull knife of talent is honed until it becomes sharp enough, hopefully, to cut through even the toughest meat and gristle.
    — Stephen King
    tags: work  talent  discipline 
     
    Talent in cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
    — Stephen King
    tags: work  talent  successful 
     
    Alone. Yes, that's the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn't hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym.
    — Stephen King
    tags: hell  alone  key  murder  poor 
     
    Love isn't soft, like the poets say. Love has teeth which bite and the wounds never close.
    — Stephen King
    tags: poet 
     
    I was in enough to get along with people. I was never socially inarticulate. Not a loner. And that saved my life, saved my sanity. That and the writing. But to this day I distrust anybody who thought school was a good time. Anybody.
    — 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.'
    — Stephen King
    tags: job  god  heaven 
     
    The unconscious mind writes poetry if it's left alone.
    — Stephen King
    tags: alone  mind  poetry  write 
     
    Writing is not life, but I think that sometimes it can be a way back to life.
    — Stephen King
    tags: writing 
     
    No good friends, no bad friends; only people you want, need to be with. People who build their houses in your heart.
    — Stephen King
    tags: people  heart  friends  bad 
     
    Talent is never static. It's always growing or dying.
    — Stephen King
    tags: dying  talent 
     
    The thing under my bed waiting to grab my ankle isn't real. I know that, and I also know that if I'm careful to keep my foot under the covers, it will never be able to grab my ankle.
    — Stephen King
    tags: real 
     
    The town kept its secrets, and the Marsten House brooded over it like a ruined king.
    — Stephen King
    tags: secret 
     
    If a fear cannot be articulated, it can't be conquered.
    — Stephen King
    tags: fear 
     
    Description begins in the writer's imagination, but should finish in the reader's.
    — Stephen King
    tags: imagination 
     
    Ninety-five percent of people who walk the earth are simply inert. One percent are saints, and one percent are assholes. The other three percent are people who do what they say they can do.
    — Stephen King
    tags: people  earth 
     
    Sorry is the Kool-Aid of human emotions. It's what you say when you spill a cup of coffee or throw a gutter ball when you're bowling with the girls in the league. True sorrow is as rare as true love.
    — Stephen King
    tags: human  sorrow  emotion  true  girls  sorry 
     
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    stephen king
    Birth    : September 21, 1947
    Occupation  : Author