“Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.” ― Stephen King. Here are 46 Awesome Stephen King Quotes.

Stephen King Quotes

1. “Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”
― Stephen King

2. “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.”
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3. “If you liked being a teenager, there's something really wrong with you.”
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4. “We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”
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5. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
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6. “We lie best when we lie to ourselves.”
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7. “Alone. Yes, that's the keyword, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn't hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym.”
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8. “When all else fails, give up and go to the library.”
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9. “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
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10. “There's no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids.”
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11. “A short story is a different thing altogether – a short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger.”
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12. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
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13. “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
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Stephen King Quotes

14. “Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.”
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15. “Speaking personally, you can have my gun, but you'll take my book when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding.”
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16. “Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.”
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17. “The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
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18. “Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.”
― Stephen King

19. “Go then, there are other worlds than these.”
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20. “Sometimes human places, create inhuman monsters.”
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21. “Get busy living or get busy dying.”
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22. “Nobody likes a clown at midnight”
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23. “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.”
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24. “Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.”
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25. “Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people. … The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good.”
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Stephen King Quotes

26. “Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.”
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27. “Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman's got to hold on to.”
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28. “Schizoid behavior is a pretty common thing in children. It's accepted because all we adults have this unspoken agreement that children are lunatics.”
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29. “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.”
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30. “In many cases when a reader puts a story aside because it 'got boring,' the boredom arose because the writer grew enchanted with his powers of description and lost sight of his priority, which is to keep the ball rolling.”
― Stephen King

31, “That wasn't any act of God. That was an act of pure human f***ery.”
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32. “The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.”
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33. “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”
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34. “There's no harm in hoping for the best as long as you're prepared for the worst.”
― Stephen King

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

36. “And will I tell you that these three lived happily ever after? I will not, for no one ever does. But there was happiness. And they did live.”
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37. “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”
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38. “A tragedy is a tragedy, and at the bottom, all tragedies are stupid. Give me a choice and I'll take A Midsummer Night's Dream over Hamlet every time. Any fool with steady hands and a working set of lungs can build up a house of cards and then blow it down, but it takes a genius to make people laugh.”
― Stephen King

39. “Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
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40. “When asked, "How do you write?" I invariably answer, "One word at a time," and the answer is invariably dismissed. But that is all it is. It sounds too simple to be true, but consider the Great Wall of China, if you will: one stone at a time, man. That's all. One stone at a time. But I've read you can see that motherf****r from space without a telescope.”
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41. “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”
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42. “Humor is almost always anger with its make-up on.”
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43. “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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44. “Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.”
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45. “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.”
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45. “A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.”
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46. “FEAR stands for f**k everything and run.”
― Stephen King

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