Stephen King, fully Stephen Edwin King

King, fully Stephen Edwin King

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

Author Quotes

When you write you tell yourself a story. When you rewrite you take out everything that is NOT the story.

Women are better at keeping secrets, but men are more comfortable with them.

Writing is a lonely job. Having someone who believes in you makes a lot if difference. They don't have to makes speeches. Just believing is usually enough.

You can, you should, and if you?re brave enough to start, you will.

You know how it's going to end, but instead of spoiling things, that somehow increases your fascination. It's like watching a kid run his electric train faster and faster and waiting for it to derail on one of the curves.

You should never trust a person who prays in public.

She can't help it,' he said. 'She's got the soul of a poet and the emotional makeup of a junkyard dog.

Silent white light filled the world. And the righteous and unrighteous alike were consumed in that holy fire.

Somebody said the prospect of eminent death has a wonderful clarifying effect on the mind. And I don't know if that's true, but I do think it probably causes some changes, some evolution in the way a person works. But on a day-by-day basis, I just still enjoy doing what I'm doing.

Sometimes you can just get bored with afternoon TV.

Stories are like relics, part of an undiscovered preexisting world. The writer's job is to use the tools in his or her toolbox to get as much of each one out of the ground intact as possible.

Talent is a dreadfully cheap commodity, cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work and study; a constant process of honing. Talent is a dull knife that will cut nothing unless it is wielded with great force.

That's something that is almost accidental at the beginning of a career, but the more you write, the more trained you are to recognize the little signals.

The crazy people of the world...shouldn't get to win. If God won't make it better after they do have their shitty little victories, then ordinary people have to. They have to try, at least.

The first movie I ever saw was a horror movie. It was Bambi. When that little deer gets caught in a forest fire, I was terrified, but I was also exhilarated.

The kids accepted my drinking as a part of life. Not a particularly pernicious part. I didn't beat up on them. Basically I don't think I was so different from a lot of dads who have three or four martinis when they get in from work, wine with dinner and so on.

The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them.

The past is obdurate. It doesn't want to change.

The scariest moment is always just before you start.

The things a man sees when he ain't got a gun.--Watson the Caretaker

The woman had looked into the abyss and then walked out across it.

There are lots of guys out there who write a better prose line than I do and who have a better understanding of what people are really like and what humanity is supposed to mean - hell, I know that.

There may be fairies, there may be elves, but God helps those who help themselves.

There's a saying - "Write what you know." It's bad advice if you take it as an unbreakable rule, but good advice if you use it as a foundation.

She couldn't be on his wavelength all the time. That's all. When you could recognize that and deal with it, you were on your way to an adult relationship.

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