Stephen King quotes
Get busy living or get busy dying.
There's no harm in hoping for the best as long as you're prepared for the worst.
Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won't carry a quitter.
A short story is a different thing altogether - a short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.
Alone. Yes, that's the key word, 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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It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright.
Stephen King Humor quotes ⇑
Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.
You want to remember that while you're judging the book, the book is also judging you.
'She can't help it,' he said. 'She's got the soul of a poet and the emotional makeup of a junkyard dog.'
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you can, you should, and if you're brave enough to start, you will.
Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.
If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Description begins in the writer's imagination, but should finish in the reader's.
Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side. Or you don't.
High school isn't a very important place. When you're going you think it's a big deal, but when it's over nobody really thinks it was great unless they're beered up.
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.
Friends don't spy; true friendship is about privacy, too.
You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.
The mind can calculate, but the spirit yearns, and the heart knows what the heart knows
Sometimes dead is better
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.
"Am I weird?" "Yeah. But so what? Everybody's weird."