30 Stephen King Quotes To Inspire You


If you are a fan of The Shining, The Stand and It, you’ll surely love these Stephen King quotes.

Born on September 21, 1947, Stephen King is an extremely popular American author with over 300 million copies of novels in publications. His books were published in around 35 countries and were translated into 33 different languages.

Known as the “Master of Horror”, King received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2002 for his immense contribution to horror writing. In 2003, he was honored by the National Book Awards with the Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Get busy living or get busy dying.

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

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

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Fiction is the truth inside the lie.

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The scariest moment is always just before you start.

Humor is almost always anger with its make-up on.

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We lie best when we lie to ourselves.

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You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.

Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.

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The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there…and still on your feet.

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

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

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Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.

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

If you don’t control your temper, your temper will control you.

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The most important things are the hardest to say.

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There’s no harm in hoping for the best as long as you’re prepared for the worst.

No good friends, no bad friends; only people you want, need to be with. People who build their houses in your heart.

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Come to the book as you would come to an unexplored land. Come without a map. Explore it and draw your own map.

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You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.

We fool ourselves so much we could do it for a living.

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If a fear cannot be articulated, it can’t be conquered.

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The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.

Words have weight.

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Love didn’t grow very well in a place where there was only fear.

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The mind can calculate, but the spirit yearns, and the heart knows what the heart knows

Weird love’s better than no love at all.

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Time heals all wounds.

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Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won’t carry a quitter. 

You learned to accept, or you ended up in a small room writing letters home with Crayolas.

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