Quotation Explorer - 'Stephen King'

The glory of a good tale is that it is limitless and fluid; a good tale belongs to each reader in its own particular way. - Stephen King
The trick is to teach yourself to read in small sips as well as long swallows. - Stephen King
Start with a blank surface. It doesn't have to be paper or canvas, but I feel it should be white. We call it white because we need a word, but its true name is nothing. Black is the absence of light, but white is the absence of memory, the color of can't remember. - Stephen King
You are the grim, goal-oriented ones who will not believe that the joy is in the journey rather than the destination no matter how many times it has been proven to you. - Stephen King
I tend to scare myself. - Stephen King
When you sit down to write, write. Don't do anything else except go to the bathroom, and only do that if it absolutely cannot be put off. - Stephen King
It's how we see the world that keeps the darkness beyond at bay. Keeps it from pouring through and devouring us. I think all of us might know that, way down deep. - Stephen King
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. - Stephen King
You cannot condemn a man for what may only be a figment of your own imagination. - Stephen King
By definition, though, we are family. And in difficult times-- times like these-- despite our differences, we stand together as family. - Stephen King
Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries,hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. - Stephen King
Quiet people have the loudest minds. - Stephen King
If you wrote something for which someone sent you a check, if you cashed the check and it didn't bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented. - Stephen King
It is the tale, not he who tells it. - Stephen King
Conocía las respuestas a casi todas las preguntas que él mismo formulaba. Así la vida era más sencilla. - Stephen King
you must not come lightly to the blank page. - Stephen King
Bad news should always come after lunch.. first thing in the morning everything left a bruise. - Stephen King
How to Draw a Picture (XII)Know when you're finished, and when you are, put your pencil or your paintbrush down. All the rest is only life. - Stephen King
Çocuklar, gerçek bir yolun içindeki kurgudur, bu kurgunun gerçeği ise çok basit: esrarlı gücün varlığıdır... - Stephen King
Do you drink?""Of course,I just said I was a writer. - Stephen King
A good reputation is something that must be earned, yet can never be bought. - Stephen King
La muerte es cuando los monstruos se adueñan de uno. - Stephen King
A tragedy is a tragedy, and at the bottom, all tragedies are stupid. Give me a choice and I'll take A Midsummer Night's Dream over Hamlet every time. Any fool with steady hands and a working set of lungs can build up a house of cards and then blow it down, but it takes a genius to make people laugh. - Stephen King
You lost your innocence when you grew up, all right, everyone knew that, but did you have to lose your hope, as well? - Stephen King
If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that. - Stephen King
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. - Stephen King
A life without books is a thirsty life, and one without poetry is...like a life without pictures. - Stephen King
Some part of me knew from the first that what I wanted was not reality but myth. - Stephen King
Moonlight flooded in the windows and silvered the room, turning it into a lagoon of dreams - Stephen King
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants. - Stephen King
I am always chilled and astonished by the would-be writers who ask me for advice and admit, quite blithely, that they "don't have time to read." This is like a guy starting up Mount Everest saying that he didn't have time to buy any rope or pitons. - Stephen King
Give me just enough information so that I can lie convincingly. - 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
Until that afternoon in October four years ago, I hadn't known dogs could scream. - Stephen King
I don't want Church to be like all those dead pets! she burst out, suddenly tearful and furious. I don't want Church to ever be dead! He's my cat! He's not God's cat! Let God have all the damn old cats He wants, and kill them all! Church is mine! - Stephen King
Good books don't give up all their secrets at once. - Stephen King
Any good marriage is secret territory, a necessary white space on society’s map. What others don’t know about it is what makes it yours. - Stephen King
I can see your dirtypillows. - Stephen King
Sometimes you have to go on when you don't feel like it, and sometimes you're doing good work when if feels like all you're managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position. - Stephen King
For me, that emotional payoff is what it’s all about. I want you to laugh or cry when you read a story...or do both at the same time. I want your heart, in other words. If you want to learn something, go to school. - Stephen King
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones. - Stephen King
As it happened, all three of us turned out to be real writers--a coincidence almost too large to be termed mere coincidence in a society where literally tens of thousands (maybe hundreds of thousands) of college students aspire to the writer's trade and where bare hundreds actually break through. - Stephen King
You're good for the ones you love. You want to be good for the ones you love, because you know that your time with them will end up being too short, no matter how long it is. - Stephen King
Todo buen matrimonio es un territorio secreto, un espacio necesariamente en blanco en el mapa de la sociedad. Lo que los demás no saben de él es lo que lo hace tuyo. - Stephen King
Speaking personally, you can have my gun, but you'll take my book when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding. - Stephen King
Your friends drag you down, Gordie. Don't you know that? [...] Your friends do. They're like drowning guys that are holding onto your legs. You can't save them. You can only drown with them. - Stephen King
A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar. - Stephen King
Por la noche los pensamientos tienen la desagradable costumbre de escapar de su correa y correr libremente. - Stephen King
There’s an idea that hell is other people. My idea is that it might be repetition. - Stephen King
And people who don’t dream, who don’t have any kind of imaginative life, they must… they must go nuts. I can’t imagine that. - Stephen King
Invitation to Dance-It’s a Dance. And sometimes they turn the lights off in this ballroom.But we’ll dance anyway, you and I. Even in the Dark. Especially in the Dark.May I have the pleasure? - Stephen King
The mind can calculate, but the spirit yearns, and the heart knows what the heart knows - Stephen King
Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule. - Stephen King
Las personas con un alto nivel de tolerancia al aburrimiento tienen tiempo de sobra para pensar. - Stephen King
Obession is dangerous. It's like a knife in the mind. In some cases... the knife can turn savagely upon the person wielding it... You use the knife carefully, because you know it doesn't care who it cuts. - Stephen King
The eyes were damned, the staring, glaring eyes of one who sees but does not see, eyes ever turned inward to the sterile hell of dreams beyond control, dreams unleashed, risen out of the stinking swamps of the unconscious. - Stephen King
Fault always lies in the same place: with him weak enough to lay blame. - Stephen King
she might have been pretty when she started out, but the world had moved on since then. - Stephen King
If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. - Stephen King
Friendships founded on laughter are always fortuitous. - Stephen King
remember 's First Rule of Writers and Agents, learned by bitter personal experience: You don't need one until you're making enough for someone to steal ... and if you're making that much, you'll be able to take your pick of good agents. - Stephen King
The things a man sees when he ain't got a gun.--Watson the Caretaker - Stephen King
‎If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot…reading is the creative center of a writer’s life…you cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you. - Stephen King
No good friends, no bad friends; only people you want,need to be with. People who build their houses in your heart . - Stephen King
Home is where they want you to stay longer - Stephen King
I wouldn't have missed a single minute of it, Not for the whole world. - Stephen King
As with all other aspects of the narrative art, you will improve with practice, but practice will never make you perfect. Why should it? What fun would that be? - Stephen King
I gradually realized that I was seeing another example of creative ebb, another step by another art on the road that may indeed end in extinction. - Stephen King
Such grave matters as sin and forgiveness should remain between man and God - Stephen King
Creo que todo sueño que se repite tiene algo de misterioso, pues nos hace percatarnos de que el inconsciente está cavando obsesivamente para desenterrar un objeto que se niega a salir. - Stephen King
Outlines are the last resource of bad fiction writers who wish to God they were writing masters' theses. - Stephen King
You always know the truth, because when you cut yourself or someone else with it, there’s always a bloody show. - Stephen King
La supervivencia no es cuestión de cortesía ni de disculpas. - Stephen King
Monsters are real and ghosts are real too they live inside us and sometimes they win. - Stephen King
Lover," she whispers, and closes her eyes.It falls upon her.Love is like dying. - Stephen King
Read a lot, write a lot is the great commandment. - Stephen King
Es la regla Sherlock: cuando eliminas lo imposible, lo que queda, por improbable que sea, es la respuesta. - Stephen King
I am, he thought dimly, watching a vampire take a piss. - Stephen King
Los ojos se me llenaron de lágrimas. El dolor del duelo es como un invitado borracho, cuando parece que se ha marchado, vuelve a darte un último abrazo. - Stephen King
Fiction is the truth inside the lie. - Stephen King
...so I think writers are made and not born. But what you choose to write is buried so deeply inside it's like lodestones inside you and sooner or later you come near something that you're supposed to be doing with your life and it's like a magnet. It attracts. - Stephen King
Some memories were all right, but others were dangerous. - Stephen King
Luck's the word those with poor hearts use for ka... - Stephen King
Time takes it all whether you want it to or not, time takes it all. Time bares it away, and in the end there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometimes we lose them there again. - Stephen King
love is what moves the world, I've always thought...it is the only thing which allows men and women to stand in a world where gravity always seems to want to pull them down...bring them low...and make them crawl... - Stephen King
Schizoid behavior is a pretty common thing in children. It's accepted, because all we adults have this unspoken agreement that children are lunatics. - Stephen King
When asked, How do you write? I invariably answer, One word at a time. - Stephen King
Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life. - Stephen King
Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful - Stephen King
Solo. Sí, esa es la palabra clave, la palabra más tremenda. Asesino no le llega a los talones, e infierno no es más que un pálido sinónimo. - Stephen King
Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win. - Stephen King
Time and tide wait for no man. - Stephen King
Without story books is like a person with no soul. - Stephen King
If you don’t have the time to do something right, where are you going to find the time to fix it? - Stephen King
It's a hard life if you don't weaken. - Stephen King
Good luck is just bad luck with its hair combed. - Stephen King
You stole my story and something's got to be done about it. - Stephen King
If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write. - Stephen King
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. - Stephen King
I think that we're all mentally ill; those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better--and maybe not all that much better, after all. - Stephen King
Faith is, by its very definition, belief without proof. - Stephen King
Само враговете казват истината. Приятелите и любовниците лъжат неуморно, оплетени в мрежата на дълга. - Stephen King
Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. - 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. - Stephen King
Me cae bien la gente que lee libros, y no sólo porque yo solía escribirlos. Los lectores de libros están tan dispuestos como cualquiera a iniciar una conversación con el tema del tiempo, pero son capaces de pasar de ahí. - Stephen King
If a book is not alive in the writer's mind, it is as dead as year-old horse-shit - Stephen King
I'm not much of a believer in the so-called character study; I think that in the end, the story should always be the boss. - Stephen King
Now that he wanted to feel like he was having a bad dream, he wasn't. He was having a bad reality, and that was something from which you could not wake. - Stephen King
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. - Stephen King
The road to hell is paved with adverbs. - Stephen King
If a fear cannot be articulated, it can't be conquered. - Stephen King
Teaching school is like having jumper cables hooked to your brain, draining all the juice out of you. - Stephen King
Friends come in and out of our lives, like busboys in a restaurant. - Stephen King
Strong delusions travel like cold germs on a sneeze. - Stephen King
If you wrote something for which someone sent you a cheque, if you cashed the cheque and it didn't bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented. - Stephen King
Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. Drink and be filled up. - Stephen King
The multiple choices and possibilities of daily life are the music we dance to. They are like strings on a guitar. Strum them and you make a pleasing sound. A harmonic. - Stephen King
The family exists for many reasons, but its most basic function may be to draw together after a member dies. - Stephen King
Lend me your wings, bird. I'll spread them and fly on the thermals. - Stephen King
Oscuridad, no me alcances aquí. - Stephen King
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