His novels tell scary stories, stories in which we can recognize ourselves and the world around us. The master of horror Stephen King is one of the best-loved and best-selling writers of the 20th century. His book sales are around 350 million copies, and he wrote several books under the pseudonym Richard Buckman. In 2014, at a ceremony in the White House, he received the National Medal of Arts. Today in our Proverbs, Wisdom and Quotes column, we share some unforgettable quotes of his.
“Books are uniquely portable magic.” from On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
“Monsters are real, and so are ghosts. They live inside us, and sometimes they overpower us.”
"Good books don't reveal all their secrets at once."
“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” from On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
"Fiction is the truth inside a lie."
“Only enemies speak the truth. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of debt.”
“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” from On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
"Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman's got to hold on to."
“The earth rotates, that's all. You can roll with her, or you can stop to protest, resulting in being thrown out of her traffic.'' on the Greenway
“When you bite the hand that feeds you, it's only natural that the outstretched palm should curl into a fist.” via Salem's Lot
“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best thing, and good things never die.” from Special Seasons
“The brain is a muscle that can move the world.” from The Living Torch
“Every word you have to look up in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule yet.”
"Time is all you need, whether you want it or not." by "The Green Way"
“I think that each one of us humans is completely unique. Each with his pain and with his pleasures and joys; no other person can fully understand it or feel the exact same feelings.” via Pet Graveyard