60 Inspiring Stephen King Quotes

Stephen King Quotes

Stephen Edwin King, born September 21, 1947, is a famous American author.

Following are the Stephen King quotes.

Stephen King Quotes

“Sometimes you have to go on when you don’t feel like it, and sometimes you’re doing good work when it feels like all you’re managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position.” » Stephen King

“Let me say it again: You must not come lightly to the blank page.” » Stephen King

“It’s best to be ruthless with the past.” » Stephen King Thoughtcatalog.com

“If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time or the tools to write.” » Stephen King

Stephen King Quotes

“The world had teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted.” » Stephen King

“We lie best when we lie to ourselves.” » Stephen King

“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” » Stephen King

“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.” » Stephen King

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“But it’s writing, damn it, not washing the car or putting on eyeliner. If you can take it seriously, we can do business. If you can’t or won’t, it’s time for you to close the book and do something else. Wash the car, maybe.” » Stephen King

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” » Stephen King

“We never cease wanting what we want, whether it’s good for us or not.” » Stephen King

“Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman has to hold onto.” » Stephen King

“If being a kid is about learning how to live, then being a grown-up is about learning how to die” » Stephen King

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“Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t.” » Stephen King

“You cant be too careful on a skateboard.” » Stephen King

“The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.” » Stephen King

“There’s no harm in hoping for the best as long as you’re prepared for the worst.” » Stephen King

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” » Stephen King

“When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and identifying the trees. When you’re done, you have to step back and look at the forest.” » Stephen King

“Let’s get one thing clear right now, shall we? There is no Idea Dump, no Story Central, no Island of the Buried Bestsellers; good story ideas seem to come quite literally from nowhere, sailing at you right out of the empty sky: two previously unrelated ideas come together and make something new under the sun. Your job isn’t to find these ideas but to recognize them when they show up.” » Stephen King

“If you don’t control your temper, your temper will control you.” » Stephen King

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“Writing is seduction.” » Stephen King

“Optimism is a perfectly legitimate response to failure.” » Stephen King

“It’s a cash and carry world. Sometimes you pay a little. Mostly it’s a lot. Sometimes, it’s everything you have.” » Stephen King

“Either get busy living or get busy dying” » Stephen King

“Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won’t carry a quitter.” » Stephen King

“It starts with this: put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind yourself why it isn’t in the middle of the room. Life isn’t a support system for art. It’s the other way around.” » Stephen King

“The more you read, the less apt you are to make a fool of yourself with your pen or word processor.” » Stephen King

“He who speaks without an attentive ear is mute.” » Stephen King

“Fools are the only folk on the earth who can absolutely count on getting what they deserve.” » Stephen King

Stephen King Quotes

“People don’t get better, they just get smarter. When you get smarter you don’t stop pulling the wings of flies, you just think of better reasons for doing it.” » Stephen King

“Sometimes you can grab a chain and use it to pull yourself out of a dark place. Mostly, though, I think you get wrapped up in them.” » Stephen King

“Humor is almost always anger with its make-up on.” » Stephen King

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

“Anger is the most useless emotion, destructive to the mind and hurtful to the heart.” » Stephen King

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“People who try hard to do the right thing always seem mad.” » Stephen King

“The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.” » Stephen King

“The most important things to remember about back story are that (a) everyone has a history and (b) most of it isn’t very interesting.” » Stephen King

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“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.” » Stephen King

“If you’re just starting out as a writer, you could do worse than strip your television’s electric plug-wire, wrap a spike around it, and then stick it back into the wall. See what blows, and how far. Just an idea.” » Stephen King

“We all do what we can, and it has to be good enough, and if it isn’t good enough, it has to do.” » Stephen King

“You know what talent is? The curse of expectation.” » Stephen King

“Memory is the basis of every journey.” » Stephen King

“No one ever does live happily ever after, but we leave the children to find that out for themselves.” » Stephen King

“By the time I was fourteen the nail in my wall would no longer support the weight of the rejection slips impaled upon it. I replaced the nail with a spike and went on writing.” » Stephen King

“When all else fails, give up and go to the library.” » Stephen King


“Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.” » Stephen King

“Sometimes loving eyes don’t see what they don’t want to see.” » Stephen King

“What we like to think of ourselves and what we really are rarely have much in common….” » Stephen King

“Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.” » Stephen King

“Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” » Stephen King

“Sometimes human places, create inhuman monsters.” » Stephen King

“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” » Stephen King

“Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.” » Stephen King

“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” » Stephen King

Stephen King Quotes

“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.” » Stephen King

“Writing is a lonely job. Having someone who believes in you makes a lot of difference.” » Stephen King Thefamouspeople.com

“There is no gain without risk, perhaps no risk without love.” » Stephen King

“You want to be good for the ones you love, because you know that your time with them will end up being too short, no matter how long it is.” » Stephen King