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    Most books about writing are filled with bullshit. Fiction writers, present company included, don't understand very much about what they do-not why it works when it's good, not why it doesn't when it's bad.
    — Stephen King
    tags: work  present  bad  writing  book  fiction  company 
     
    If you wrote something for which someone sent you a check, if you cashed the check and it didn't bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented.
    — Stephen King
    tags: money 
     
    It's hard for me to believe that people who read very little (or not at all in some cases) should presume to write and expect people to like what they have written.
    — Stephen King
    tags: people  believe  write  read 
     
    Art should be a place of hope.
    — Stephen King
    tags: hope 
     
    Nightmares exist outside of logic, and there's little fun to be had in explanations; they're antithetical to the poetry of fear.
    — Stephen King
    tags: fear  logic  fun  poetry 
     
    May be she'll learn something about what death really is, which is where the pain stops and the good memories begin. Not the end of life but the end of pain.
    — Stephen King
    tags: death  pain  memory  learn 
     
    The most important things are the hardest to say
    — Stephen King
    Do they see the lethal insanity of a race to the brink of oblivion, and then over the edge? Apparently not. If they did, surely they wouldn't be racing to begin with. Or is it a simple failure of imagination? One doesn't like to think such a rudimentary failing could bring about the end, yet...
    — Stephen King
    tags: failure  insanity  race 
     
    What we like to think of ourselves and what we really are rarely have much in common....
    — Stephen King
    You can't polish a turd.
    — Stephen King
    Nobody likes a clown at midnight
    — Stephen King
    No one ever does live happily ever after, but we leave the children to find that out for themselves.
    — Stephen King
    tags: children  live  child 
     
    Do you drink?" "Of course,I just said I was a writer.
    — Stephen King
    Give me just enough information so that I can lie convincingly.
    — Stephen King
    tags: lies 
     
    Hug and kiss whoever helped get you - financially, mentally, morally, emotionally - to this day. Parents, mentors, friends, teachers. If you're too uptight to do that, at least do the old handshake thing, but I recommend a hug and a kiss. Don't let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone.
    — Stephen King
    tags: friends  alone  saying  kiss  parent 
     
    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.
    — Stephen King
    tags: time  right  library 
     
    I think part of being a parent is trying to kill your kids.
    — Stephen King
    tags: parent  kids 
     
    It's alright to feel fear, but sometimes a very bad idea to show it.
    — Stephen King
    tags: fear  bad  ideas 
     
    there is no gain without risk, perhaps no risk without love.
    — Stephen King
    tags: risk 
     
    Give a man or woman back his self-respect, and in most cases-not all, but most-you also give back that person's ability to think with at least some clarity.
    — Stephen King
    tags: men  women  clarity 
     
    Above all else, be consistent.
    — Stephen King
    Invitation to Dance- It's a Dance. And sometimes they turn the lights off in this ballroom. But we'll dance anyway, you and I. Even in the Dark. Especially in the Dark. May I have the pleasure?
    — Stephen King
    tags: dark  dance 
     
    To me, the greatest thing in the world is downloading TV shows on iTunes because there are no commercials, and yet if I were a working stiff, I could never afford to do this. But I don't even think about money.
    — Stephen King
    tags: world  money 
     
    I think we tend to write out our phobias.
    — Stephen King
    tags: write 
     
    Why don't we all just go crazy when we know were going to croak? Because the mind's a monkey. You put things in departments and you go ahead. You go on and plan for the future and assume that the future's going to work out okay. Yet we know that sooner or later we're all going to be eating worms, whether it's fifty years or sixty. It might be tomorrow. It might happen today.
    — Stephen King
    tags: work  future  crazy  mind  year  tomorrow 
     
    God always punishes us for what we can't imagine.
    — Stephen King
    tags: god  imagine 
     
    Let evil wait for the day on which it must fall.
    — Stephen King
    tags: evil 
     
    I think reality is thin, you know, thin as lake ice after a thaw, and we fill our lives with noise and light and motion to hide that thinness from ourselves.
    — Stephen King
    tags: reality  live 
     
    You are the grim, goal-oriented ones who will not believe that the joy is in the journey rather than the destination no matter how many times it has been proven to you.
    — Stephen King
    tags: time  joy  journey  believe 
     
    Semi-automatic s have only two purposes. One is so owners can take them to the shooting range once in a while, yell yeehaw, and get all horny at the rapid fire and the burning vapor spurting from the end of the barrel. Their other use-their only other use-is to kill people.
    — Stephen King
    tags: people  fire 
     
    The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
    — Stephen King
    tags: living 
     
    If something is accessible to a lot of people, it's got to be dumb because most people are dumb.
    — Stephen King
    tags: people 
     
    When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.
    — Stephen King
    tags: children  child  stories 
     
    The worst advice? 'Don't listen to the critics.' I think that you really ought to listen to the critics, because sometimes they're telling you something is broken that you can fix.
    — Stephen King
    tags: broken 
     
    A man who lies about beer makes enemies.
    — Stephen King
    tags: enemies  men  lies  enemy 
     
    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
    tags: time  drinking  kissing  goal 
     
    The advantage of horror books is to take the reader and cut him out of the pack and work on him one on one. It has its advantages because the people that are there in the movie theater really are a mob. If you get one guy alone you can do a more efficient job of scaring him.
    — Stephen King
    tags: people  work  horror  alone  job  movie  book  advantage 
     
    A life without love is like a tree without fruit.
    — Stephen King
    Books are a uniquely portable magic.
    — Stephen King
    tags: magic  book 
     
    I think that we're all mentally ill. Those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better - and maybe not all that much better after all.
    — Stephen King
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