Stephen King

Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) 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 shows, and comic books. King has published 54 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and six non-fiction books. 

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Books are a uniquely portable magic.

Get busy living or get busy dying.

Even when love isn't enough... somehow it is.

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

I love the movies, and when I go to see a movie that's been made from one of my books I know that it isn't going to be exactly like my novel because a lot of other people have interpreted it. But I also know it has an idea that I'll like because that idea occurred to me and I spent a year or a year and a half of my life working on it.

No, it's not a very good story - its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside.

I can remember being home from school with tonsillitis and writing stories in bed to pass the time.

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

God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.

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.

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.

You see something, then it clicks with something else, and it will make a story. But you never know when it's going to happen.

Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.

And in real life endings aren't always neat, whether they're happy endings, or whether they're sad endings.

Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.

It's a mystery. That's the first thing that interests me about the idea of God. If there is one it's mysterious and powerful and awesome to even consider the concept and you have to take it seriously.

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

When his life was ruined his family killed his farm destroyed Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens "Why god? Why me?" and the thundering voice of God answered "There's just something about you that pisses me off."

I had a period where I thought I might not be good enough to publish.

Like anything else that happens on its own the act of writing is beyond currency. Money is great stuff to have but when it comes to the act of creation the best thing is not to think of money too much. It constipates the whole process.

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