Stephen King Quotes
A lot of us grow up and we grow out of the literal interpretation that we get when we're children, but we bear the scars all our life. Whether they're scars of beauty or scars of ugliness, it's pretty much in the eye of the beholder.
After the 9/11 apocalypse happened in New York City, people, particularly New Yorkers, who breathed in the ash, or saw the results of that, have a tendency to keep seeing echoes and having flashbacks to it.
Americans are apocalyptic by nature. The reason why is that we've always had so much, so we live in deadly fear that people are going to take it away from us.
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.
And in real life endings aren't always neat, whether they're happy endings, or whether they're sad endings.
And poets, in my view, and I think the view of most people, do speak God's language - it's better, it's finer, it's language on a higher plane than ordinary people speak in their daily lives.
But I think talent as a writer is hard-wired in, it's all there, at least the basic elements of it. You can't change it any more than you can choose whether to be right handed or left handed.
But I think there are a set of experiences that turn a potential writer into a working writer, and then there are places in your life were you start to recognize what you want to do.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
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.
Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
French is the language that turns dirt into romance.
Get busy living, or get busy dying.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
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?
I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries.
I can remember being home from school with tonsillitis and writing stories in bed to pass the time.
I don't want you to apologize for being rich; I want you to acknowledge that in America, we all should have to pay our fair share.
I guess when you turn off the main road, you have to be prepared to see some funny houses.
I had a period where I thought I might not be good enough to publish.
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September 21, 1947
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