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“The road to hell is paved with adverbs”

— Stephen King

“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

“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

“The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.”

— Stephen King

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

— Stephen King

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

— Stephen King

“People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy... and I keep it in a jar on my desk.”

— Stephen King

“A lot of us grow up and we grow out of the literal interpretation that we get when we're children, but we bear the scars all our life. Whether they're scars of beauty or scars of ugliness, it's pretty much in the eye of the beholder.”

— Stephen King

“People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk.”

— Stephen King

“Get busy living, or get busy dying.”

— Stephen King

“I watched Titanic when I got back home from the hospital, and cried. I knew that my IQ had been damaged.”

— Stephen King

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

— Stephen King

“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

“I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries.”

— Stephen King

“I think there ought to be some serious discussion by smart people, really smart people, about whether or not proliferation of things like The Smoking Gun and TMZ and YouTube and the whole celebrity culture is healthy.”

— Stephen King

“The devil's voice is sweet to hear.”

— Stephen King

“I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts.”

— Stephen King

“You have to stay faithful to what you're working on.”

— Stephen King

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

— Stephen King

“And in real life endings aren't always neat, whether they're happy endings, or whether they're sad endings.”

— Stephen King

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

— Stephen King

“And poets, in my view, and I think the view of most people, do speak God's language - it's better, it's finer, it's language on a higher plane than ordinary people speak in their daily lives.”

— Stephen King

“Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later, it always come around to where you started again.”

— Stephen King

“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.”

— Stephen King

“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”

— Stephen King

“I've always believed in God. I also think that's the sort of thing that either comes as part of the equipment, the capacity to believe, or at some point in your life, when you're in a position where you actually need help from a power greater than yourself, you simply make an agreement.”

— Stephen King

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

— Stephen King

“Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.”

— Stephen King

“And as a writer, one of the things that I've always been interested in doing is actually invading your comfort space. Because that's what we're supposed to do. Get under your skin, and make you react.”

— Stephen King

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There's no way around these two things that I'm aware of, no shortcut.”

— Stephen King
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