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Quotations Stephen King Quotes  

Cathy Gilmore
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A list of Stephen King quotes. Here are the best quotes by Stephen King on various subjects, including life, death, writing, and other topics. These novelist Stephen King quotations cover the several decades of his career, and include famous quotes from his novels, short stories, and speeches. These memorable quotations have become part of the collective conscience of Stephen King's contemporaries and will be remembered for generations.

Stephen King is the international bestselling author of more than 50 books, several collections of short stories, and a number of screenplays. A number of award-winning films have been adapted from his works, including The Shawshank Redemption, The Shining, Stand by Me, and Misery. He spends most of his time in Maine.

Funny quotes from movies, TV, and professional comedians are repeated and shared, uniting fans of different ages, genders, and nationalities. Inspirational quotes from authors, religious leaders, and political figures are cited as words of wisdom, if not printed in history books. The famous last words of everyone from Julius Caesar to Chris Farley are oft quoted as summations of their illustrious lives. The funniest quotes and most famous quotes are words strung together so eloquently and perfectly that audiences can not help but repeat them in everything from speeches to academic papers to Facebook profiles.
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19 5
The most important things are the hardest things to say.

16 5
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.

14 5
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

14 6
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.

12 7
Stupid was a prison they never let you out of, no time off for good behavior, you were in for life.

8 4
A person's memory is everything, really. Memory is identity. It's you.

9 7
Memories are contrary things; if you quit chasing them and turn your back, they often return on their own.

8 6
The road to hell is paved with adverbs.

6 4
It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright.

5 3
When a good writer is having fun, the audience is almost always having fun too.

7 6
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.

5 4
Life is a wheel, and if you wait long enough, it always comes back around to where it started.

8 8
Sorrow is the Kool-Aid of human emotions. It's what you say when you spill a cup of coffee or throw a gutterball when you're bowling with the girls in the league. True sorrow is as rare as true love.

6 6
Life isn't a support system for art. It's the other way around.

6 7
Death is when the monsters get you.

4 5
If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write.

8 10
You should never trust a person who prays in public.

3 5
In bowling and in life, if a person made the spares, the strikes would take care of themselves.

3 5
There is no tyrant as merciless as pain.

7 11
I'm not a big fan of psychoanalysis: I think if you have mental problems what you need are good pills.