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Quotes of the day: Stephen King

Published Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 6:50 AM EDT
Sep 21 2013

(Today is also the birthday of H.G. Wells. Click here to visit his KGB Report page.)

Stephen Edwin King (b. September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books. King has published 50 novels, including seven under the pen-name of Richard Bachman, and five non-fiction books. He has written nearly two hundred short stories, most of which have been collected in nine collections of short fiction. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


A man who lies about beer makes enemies.

A secret needs two faces to bounce between; a secret needs to see itself in another pair of eyes.

America's two great specialties are demagogues and rock and roll, and we've all heard plenty of both in our time.

Americans are apocalyptic by nature. The reason why is that we've always had so much, so we live in deadly fear that people are going to take it away from us.

Death is a mystery, and burial is a secret.

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.

Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones.

French is the language that turns dirt into romance.

Get busy living or get busy dying.

God is cruel... Sometimes he makes you live.

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

Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.

I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs.

I guess when you turn off the main road, you have to be prepared to see some funny houses.

I have the heart of a young boy... in a jar on my desk.

I started out as a storyteller; along the way I became an economic force.

I work until beer o'clock.

If being a kid is about learning how to live, then being a grown-up is about learning how to die.

It wouldn't kill you to go to a movie once a month that has subtitles on the bottom of the screen.

Kids, the fiction is the truth inside the lie,

Luck was a joke. Even good luck was just bad luck with its hair combed.

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.

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.

Peter Pan graduated back in '73 and now has a nice little farm in Bethel.

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

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.

The devil's voice is sweet to hear.

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

The world has teeth and it can bite you with them any time it wants.

We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.

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.'

You graduated college ten years ago, so how come there are no damn books in your house? Why are you living on the intellectual equivalent of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese?

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