Book Quotes by Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books.

The best Book Quotes

A life without love is like a tree without fruit.

- Stephen King in Doctor SleepLove

'I changed it. I had to. Do you know why?' She studied him, her eyes grave. 'Because that was then and this is now. Because the past is gone, even though it defines the present.'

- Stephen King in Doctor Sleep

Life was a wheel, its only job was to turn, and it always came back to where it started.

- Stephen King in Doctor Sleep

The good thing about being old, is you don’t have to worry about dying young.

- Stephen King in Doctor Sleep

Death was no less a miracle than birth.

- Stephen King in Doctor Sleep

No great thing is created suddenly.

- Stephen King in Doctor Sleep

FEAR stands for fuck everything and run.

- Stephen King in Doctor Sleep

FEAR stands for face everything and recover.

- Stephen King in Doctor Sleep

He had come to believe that life was a series of ironic ambushes.

- Stephen King in Doctor Sleep

Sometimes you had to know. Sometimes you had to see.

- Stephen King in Doctor Sleep

'Want a Coke?' Abra asked. 'Sugar solves lots of problems, that’s what I think.'

- Stephen King in Doctor Sleep

We're all dying. The world’s just a hospice with fresh air.

- Stephen King in Doctor Sleep

Of course when you were running with the bottom dogs, what you mostly saw were paws, claws, and assholes.

- Stephen King in Doctor Sleep

I fled out of the deep night - the deep night of the protected child-life , and tugged into the bright Day - the bright day of being-grownup

- Stephen King in ItYouth

We lie best when we lie to ourselves.

- Stephen King in It

Eddie discovered one of his childhood's great truths. 'Grownups are the real monsters', he thought.

- Stephen King in It

What can be done when you’re eleven can often never be done again.

- Stephen King in It

Maybe there aren't any such things as good friends or bad friends - maybe there are just friends, people who stand by you when you're hurt and who help you feel not so lonely. Maybe they're always worth being scared for, and hoping for, and living for. Maybe worth dying for too, if that's what has to be. No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.

- Stephen King in It

You can't be careful on a skateboard.

- Stephen King in It

Calling it a simple schoolgirl crush was like saying a Rolls-Royce was a vehicle with four wheels, something like a hay-wagon. She did not giggle wildly and blush when she saw him, nor did she chalk his name on trees or write it on the walls of the Kissing Bridge. She simply lived with his face in her heart all the time, a kind of sweet, hurtful ache. She would have died for him.

- Stephen King in It

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

- Stephen King

Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.

- Stephen King

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.

- Stephen King

Time is a face on the water

- Stephen King in The Dark Tower - GlasTime

But I believe in love, you know; love is a uniquely portable magic. I don’t think it’s in the stars, but I do believe that blood calls to blood and mind calls to mind and heart to heart.

- Stephen King in 11/22/63Love

Sarcastic people tend to be marshmallows underneath the armor.

- Stephen King in 11/22/63Sarcasm

A person who doesn't learn from the past is an idiot, in my estimation.

- Stephen King in 11/22/63Experience, Past

I'm one of those people who doesn't really know what he thinks until he writes it down.

- Stephen King in 11/22/63Writing

Stupidity is one of the two things we see most clearly in retrospect. The other is missed chances.

- Stephen King in 11/22/63Foolishness

If there is love, smallpox scars are as pretty as dimples. I'll love your face no matter what it looks like. Because it's yours.

- Stephen King in 11/22/63Love declerations

We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why.

- Stephen King in 11/22/63

When all else fails, give up and go to the library.

- Stephen King in 11/22/63Books, Reading

At this point his dream stuttered; it caught in his mind like a bone in a throat.

- Stephen King in The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

You could get used to anything if you had to. She knew that now.

- Stephen King in The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

The world is a worst case scenario and I'm afraid that all you sense is true.

- Stephen King in The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

The world had teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted.

- Stephen King in The Girl Who Loved Tom GordonWorld

It was like drowning, only from the inside out.

- Stephen King in The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk.

- Stephen King

Books are a uniquely portable magic.

- Stephen KingBooks

Fiction is the truth inside the lie.

- Stephen KingBooks, Writing, Imagination

J.K. Rowling created seven Horcruxes. She put a part of her soul in every book and now her books will live forever.

- Stephen King, über Harry Potter

The devil's voice is sweet to hear.

- Stephen KingSeduction

French is the language that turns dirt into romance.

- Stephen KingLanguages

Ninety-five percent of people who walk the earth are simply inert. One percent are saints, and one percent are assholes. The other three percent are people who do what they say they can do.

- Stephen King in The Dead ZoneHumanity

The world has teeth and it can bite you with them any time it wants.

- Stephen King in The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

Only enemies speak the truth. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.

- Stephen King in The Dark TowerLies, Truth, Enemies

When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'

- Stephen King in The StandWords, Writing

I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries.

- Stephen KingBooks

Books are a uniquely portable magic.

- Stephen KingBooks