All-Time Best Stephen King Quotes

The Top Ten
1 "Fiction is the truth inside the lie."

Really confusing but brilliant quote too! Nice list!

Kind of nice, this.

2 “Get busy living or get busy dying.....there ain't nothing in between.” (Different Seasons)
3 "The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there... and still on your feet." (The Stand)
4 "Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win."
5 "I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out. I'm not proud." (Danse Macabre)
6 “It’s a Dance. And sometimes they turn the lights off in this ballroom. But we’ll dance anyway, you and I. Even in the Dark. Especially in the Dark. May I have the pleasure?” (Danse Macabre)
7 "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."
8 "God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live." (Desperation)
9 "In small towns people scent the wind with noses of uncommon keenness." (The Stand)

A ninth-grade stab at creative writing.
King's ego is far more developed than his writing.

10 “He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts” (It)
The Contenders
11 "I've said it before, and I'll say it again. When you find something at which you have talent, you do that thing (what ever it is) until your fingers bleed or your eyes pop out of your head."

If the phrase,"Just do it." (Nike's main slogan) had a long version or a full quote, this would be it. It's the truest of truths, the wisest of wise: Just Do It.

Best advice I've heard in awhile!

12 “The soil of a man’s heart is stonier; a man grows what he can and tends it.” (Pet Sematary)

AMAZING LIST! This one is my favourite. Thanks for reminding me this quote. I like this book so much.

13 "As a species we're fundamentally insane. Put more than two of us in a room, we pick sides and start dreaming up reasons to kill one another. Why do you think we invented politics and religion?"
14 "I think that we’re all mentally ill. Those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better – and maybe not all that much better after all."
15 "Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman's got to hold on to.” (Dolores Claiborne)
16 "The thing under my bed waiting to grab my ankle isn't real. I know that, and I also know that if I'm careful to keep my foot under the covers, it will never be able to grab my ankle." (Night Shift)
17 "I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12 - Jesus, did you?" (The Body)
18 “Anything with the power to make you laugh over thirty years later isn’t a waste of time. I think something like that is very close to immortality.” (Hearts in Atlantis)
19 “I am your number one fan.” (Misery)
20 “True sorrow is as rare as true love.” (Carrie)
21 “The wind makes you ache is some place that is deeper than your bones. It may be that it touches something old in the human soul, a chord of race memory that says migrate or die - migrate or die.”
22 “Love, the simplest, strongest, and most unforgiving of all emotions.” (Needful Things)
23 "Here's Johnny" (The Shining)

I love The Shining but Here's Johnny wasn't in the book Kubrick added it to create new horror and he delivered.

24 "The Adverb is not your friend."
25 “Kill? Haha! Me? Oh you are priceless, brat. I am eternal child. I am the eater of worlds, and of children. And you are next!”
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