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By Anonym 14 Sep

Stephen King

The essential and defining characteristic of childhood is not the effortless merging of dream and reality, but only alienation. There are no words for childhood's dark turns and exhalations. A wise child recognizes it and submits to the necessary consequences. A child who counts the cost is a child no longer.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stephen King

The horror genre is an extremely delicate thing. You can talk to filmmakers and even psychologists who've studied the genre, and even they don't understand what works or what doesn't work. More importantly, they don't understand why it works when it works.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stephen King

Try any goddam thing you like, no matter how boringly normal or outrageous. If it works, fine. If it doesn't, toss it. Toss it even if you love it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stephen King

It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Stephen King

When rationality begins to break down, the circuits of the human brain can overload. Axons grow bright and feverish. Hallucinations turn real: the quicksilver puddle at the point where perspective makes parallel lines seem to intersect is really there; the dead walk and talk; a rose begins to sing.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Stephen King

Gone to Kansas City, Nick thought. For all I know, that could be it, too. Everybody left on the poor sad planet picked up by the Hand of God and either rocked in the everlasting harms of Same or set down again in Kansas City.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stephen King

... suicide gets in the air sometimes. Like a cold germ.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stephen King

Strong delusions travel like cold germs on a sneeze.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Stephen King

She didn't like seeing that look in his face, but she wanted to see it there, she did. He was a man, wasn't he? And sometimes men had to learn what it was to be afraid of a woman.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephen King

I have never felt like I was creating anything. For me, writing is like walking through a desert and all at once, poking up through the hardpan, I see the top of a chimney. I know there's a house under there, and I'm pretty sure that I can dig it up if I want. That's how I feel. It's like the stories are already there. What they pay me for is the leap of faith that says: 'If I sit down and do this, everything will come out okay.'

By Anonym 19 Sep

Stephen King

They waited, none of them entirely convinced that the old man wouldn't appear before them again like the ghost of Hamlet's father or Jacob Marley or some other...

By Anonym 17 Sep

Stephen King

Love didn't grow very well in a place where there was only fear

By Anonym 18 Sep

Stephen King

PRECOGNITION, TELEPATHY, BULLSHIT! EAT MY DONG, YOU EXTRASENSORY TURKEY!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stephen King

The most important things are the hardest to say

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephen King

I don't want to speak too disparagingly of my generation (actually I do, we had a chance to change the world and opted for the Home Shopping Network instead), but there was a view among the student writers I knew at that time that good writing came spontaneously, in an uprush of feeling that had to be caught at once; when you were building that all-important stairway to heaven, you couldn't just stand around with your hammer in your hand.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephen King

I'm still in love with what I do, with the idea of making things up, so hours when I write always feel like very blessed hours to me.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stephen King

The idea that creative endeavor and mind-altering substances are entwined is one of the great pop-intellectual myths of our time.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Stephen King

My friends, a vicarious obsession with celebrities and a few dearly held political opinions is not a useful life of the imagination; that's the life of a beetle that just happens to have opposable thumbs and the ability to count to ten.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Stephen King

…no one is exactly sure of what they mean on any given subject until they have written their thoughts down; I similarly believe that we have very little understanding of what we have thought until we have submitted those thoughts to others who are at least as intelligent as ourselves.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Stephen King

The greatest mystery the universe offers is not life but size. Size encompasses life, and the Tower encompasses size. The child, who is most at home with wonder, says: Daddy, what is above the sky? And the father says: The darkness of space. The child: What is beyond space? The father: The galaxy. The child: Beyond the galaxy? The father: Another galaxy. The child: Beyond the other galaxies? The father: No one knows. You see? Size defeats us. For the fish, the lake in which he lives is the universe. What does the fish think when he is jerked up by the mouth through the silver limits of existence and into a new universe where the air drowns him and the light is blue madness? Where huge bipeds with no gills stuff it into a suffocating box and cover it with wet weeds to die? Or one might take the tip of the pencil and magnify it. One reaches the point where a stunning realization strikes home: The pencil tip is not solid; it is composed of atoms which whirl and revolve like a trillion demon planets. What seems solid to us is actually only a loose net held together by gravity. Viewed at their actual size, the distances between these atoms might become league, gulfs, aeons. The atoms themselves are composed of nuclei and revolving protons and electrons. One may step down further to subatomic particles. And then to what? Tachyons? Nothing? Of course not. Everything in the universe denies nothing; to suggest an ending is the one absurdity. If you fell outward to the limit of the universe, would you find a board fence and signs reading DEAD END? No. You might find something hard and rounded, as the chick must see the egg from the inside. And if you should peck through the shell (or find a door), what great and torrential light might shine through your opening at the end of space? Might you look through and discover our entire universe is but part of one atom on a blade of grass? Might you be forced to think that by burning a twig you incinerate an eternity of eternities? That existence rises not to one infinite but to an infinity of them?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stephen King

Why does everyone think that I am a cruel and insensitive man? I mean, come on, I have kids... on my desk in little jars!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stephen King

Ninety-eight percent of what goes on in people's heads is none of their smucking business.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stephen King

Only library books speak with such wordless eloquence of the power good stories hold over us.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stephen King

the only mortal sin is giving up.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephen King

I didn't want to even stand next to any high rise building as long as I lived... I didn't even want to go over a bridge.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stephen King

I think most of us can remember from our own childhood, just in the Disney cartoons, things that frightened us profoundly. For me it was Bambi, the scene when the forest was on fire. That was something I had nightmares about. I can't imagine being a little kid of eight and seeing Night Of The Living Dead with living corpses eating the flesh of living people.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stephen King

We fall from womb to tomb, from one blackness and toward another, remembering little of the one and knowing nothing of the other ... except through faith.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephen King

I still think that of all the people doing top fiction today, John D. MacDonald is the best.He was my model as a kid. If there are people out there that want to write, all you need to do is read 20 of his stories to get an idea what it takes to make a story kick over.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephen King

But I believe in love, you know; love is a uniquely portable magic. I don’t think it’s in the stars, but I do believe that blood calls to blood and mind calls to mind and heart to heart.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephen King

Although emotionally delicate and eminently bruisable, teenagers are short on empathy. That comes later in life, if it comes at all.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Stephen King

It’s better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a tremendous cost.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Stephen King

They were with him, and for that little while the darkness was kind.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stephen King

Da uns die Leiter bisher jedesmal gehalten hatte, glaubten wir, sie müßte uns immer halten, eine Philosophie, die Menschen und Nationen immer wieder in Schwierigkeiten bringt.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stephen King

The quiet, singing voice of the rose. The song that promised all might be well, all might be well, that all manner of things might be well.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Stephen King

In here I'm the guy who can get things for you... outside all you need is the Yellow Pages. I don't think I could make it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephen King

I'd been raised by my parents to believe barfing your feelings on other people was the height of impoliteness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephen King

I felt lonely and content at the same time. I believe that is a rare kind of happiness.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Stephen King

Here was the same murmuring quiet, broken only by an occasional whisper, the faint thud of a librarian stamping books or overdue notices, the hushed riffle of newspaper or magazine pages being turned. He loved the quality of the light as much now as then. It slanted through the high windows, gray as a pigeon's wing on this rainy afternoon, a light that was somehow somnolent and dozey.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephen King

As always at these times when he felt really in need of God the front of his mind was serene, but the deeper part, where faith did constant battle with doubt, was terrified that there would be no answer.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stephen King

She felt like someone who drowns remembering what it was like to still be on the boat, so calm and at ease, so carelessly safe

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephen King

Do you believe in an afterlife?" the gunslinger asked him as Brown dropped three ears of hot corn onto his plate. Brown nodded. "I think this is it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stephen King

Life is a wheel, and if you wait long enough, it always comes back around to where it started.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephen King

For men, I think, love is a thing formed of equal parts lust and astonishment. The astonishment part women understand. The lust part they only think they understand.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stephen King

Language does not always have to wear a tie and lace-up shoes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stephen King

See the BEAR of fearsome size! All the WORLD'S within his eyes. TIME grows thin, the past is a riddle; The TOWER awaits you in the middle.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephen King

I get inspiration, a lot of times, from very commonplace things that just strike a chord and develop themselves in the subconscious.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Stephen King

Several times we had been very close to "it," but "it" just never quite happened. She always drew back, and I never pressed her. God help me, I was being gallant. I have wondered often since what would have changed (for good or for ill) had I not been. What I know now is that gallant young men rarely get pussy. Put it on a sampler and hang it in your kitchen.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Stephen King

When Stephen King elaborated on his inspirations for his novel "Carrie" he draws from a time when he was a young man, and describes his impression when he came upon a statue of Christ on the cross, hanging there in misery, and he thought "If THAT guy ever came back, he probably wouldn't be in a saving mood."

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stephen King

...maybe the world needs a cadre of smartasses to liven things up, who knows?