Stephen King quotes

Born
September 21, 1947 Portland, Maine, U.S.

Occupation
Author.

Stephen King is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books.

Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later, it always come around to where you started again.
– Stephen King
And in real life endings aren’t always neat, whether they’re happy endings, or whether they’re sad endings.
– Stephen King
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
– Stephen King
It’s better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost.
– Stephen King
If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time or the tools to write.
– Stephen King
I can remember being home from school with tonsillitis and writing stories in bed to pass the time.
– 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
I guess when you turn off the main road, you have to be prepared to see some funny houses.
– Stephen King
Let’s face it. No kid in high school feels as though they fit in.
– Stephen King
Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.
– Stephen King
I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts.
– Stephen King
You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.
– Stephen King
In small towns people scent the wind with noses of uncommon keenness.
– Stephen King
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there… and still on your feet.
– Stephen King
We’re news junkies in my house.
– 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
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
– Stephen King
I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries.
– Stephen King
It’s a mystery. That’s the first thing that interests me about the idea of God. If there is one, it’s mysterious and powerful and awesome to even consider the concept, and you have to take it seriously.
– Stephen King
I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I’ll go for the gross-out. I’m not proud.
– Stephen King
He had a massive stroke. He died with his tie on. Do you think that could be our generation’s equivalent of that old saying about dying with your boots on?
– Stephen King
The devil’s voice is sweet to hear.
– Stephen King
You have to stay faithful to what you’re working on.
– Stephen King
When asked, ‘How do you write?’ I invariably answer, ‘one word at a time.’
– Stephen King
Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
– Stephen King
What charitable 1 percenters can’t do is assume responsibility – America’s national responsibilities: the care of its sick and its poor, the education of its young, the repair of its failing infrastructure, the repayment of its staggering war debts.
– Stephen King
French is the language that turns dirt into romance.
– Stephen King
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
– 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
Get busy living, or get busy dying.
– Stephen King
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
– Stephen King
I never saw any of my dad’s stories. My mother said he had piles and piles of manuscripts.
– Stephen King
This is not a bad life.
– 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
The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.
– Stephen King
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
– 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
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
No, it’s not a very good story – its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside.
– Stephen King
Whatever came to mind, whatever came to hand, I would read.
– Stephen King