Stephen King, fully Stephen Edwin King

King, fully Stephen Edwin King

American Author of Contemporary Horror, Supernatural Fiction, Suspense, Science Fiction and Fantasy

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You need hedges." "Hedges," I said, bemused. "Yes, Edgar." He looked surprised and a little disappointed, as if I had failed to understand a very simple concept. "Hedges against the night."

Your name is John Coffey.

They came to see what happened to their town, to see if it was indeed lying burnt and bleeding. Many of them also came to die.

This is a short book because most books about writing are filled with bullshit.

Time was a face on the water, and like the great river before them, it did nothing but flow.

Until we see each other again, keep your head together, read some good books, be useful, be happy.

We fool ourselves so much we could do it for a living.

We're all going to die; I'm just trying to make it a little more interesting.

What Jack didn't understand was that no matter where he went, the same asshole got off the plane.

When I was a kid I believed everything I was told, everything I read, and every dispatch sent out by my own overheated imagination. This made for more than a few sleepless nights, but it also filled the world I lived in with colors and textures I would not have traded for a lifetime of restful nights.

When you put on a clown suit and a rubber nose, nobody has any idea what you look like inside.

Who gets to be best-liked in any community? Who is the most trusted? Why, the man who does the dirty job, of course, and does it with a smile. The man who does the job you couldn't bring yourself to do.

Writers must be fair and remember even bad guys (most of them, anyway) see themselves as good?they are the heroes of their own lives. Giving them a fair chance as characters can create some interesting shades of gray?and shades of gray are also a part of life.

Yes, sir, boss, like the drink only not spelled the same way.

You couldn't get hold of the things you'd done and turn them right again. Such a power might be given to the gods, but it was not given to women and men, and that was probably a good thing. Had it been otherwise, people would probably die of old age still trying to rewrite their teens.

You need openness and inability to do anything other than get to the point.

Your pimples are the Lord's way of chastising you. Now eat your pie.

They die and leave their wives their money. I should know, shouldn't I? Sometimes they're driving home from their mistress's apartment and their brakes suddenly fail. An accident, Delores, can be an unhappy woman's best friend.

This is how a man looks when he's deciding that the risk of death is better than the risk of change.

Time's the thief of memory.

Upon being asked by a fan how to become a writer, Stephen King replied, "Write.

We have once again succeeded in destroying what we could not create.

We're news junkies in my house.

What we like to think of ourselves and what we really are rarely have much in common...

When I was younger, I used to vacillate between thinking love was this great and glorious mystery and thinking it was just something a bunch of Hollywood move producers made up to sell more tickets in the Depression, when Dish Night kind of played out." Eddie laughed. Now I think that all of us are born with a hole in our hearts, and we go around looking for the person who can fill it. You...Eddie, you fill me up.

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American Author of Contemporary Horror, Supernatural Fiction, Suspense, Science Fiction and Fantasy