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70+ Stephen King Quotes on Life, Inspiration and Books

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Who is Stephen King?

Stephen king, full name – Stephen Edwin King, is a very well known American author of the novels with genre Supernatural, horror, Sci-Fi fiction, crime, and suspense. He was born on September 21, 1947, in Portland, US. His writings and books are so famous and popular that they are now represented and adapted into TV shows, movies, comic books, and theatre.

Stephen King has sold enough 350+ copies of his books and publications. He has published and written 61 novels, six nonfiction books, and enough more than 200 short stories that all are published in his books, as yet. He is widely recognized as his pen names Richard Bachman, John Swithen, and Beryl Evans.

Early life and Childhood:

Stephen King was born on September 21, 1947, in Portland, US. He was taken to Merchant seaman’s father named Donald Edwin King. His mother, Nellie Ruth, was a homemaker. Still, later on, after his father’s death, his mother started working as a caregiver in a local residential facility for the mentally challenged people. The King’s family lived in Chicago earlier, but they had to return to Maine after World war ll.

His father died early, only when King was two years old. His mother had to take care of him and his elder brother all by herself. When Stephen King was 11 years old, they returned to Durham, Maine. His mother’s parents were also there, and she used to take care of them always. While Stephen King was just in high school, he lost his beliefs in religions. However, he still chooses to believe in the existence of God.

Career:

In 1967, King sold his first story in his world of professionalism named “The Glass Floor”.
He graduated from the University of Maine and got a certificate to teach in high school. He couldn’t get to the teaching job immediately, so he used to sell his short stories to men’s magazines like CAVALIER. Stephen was once arrested for breaking traffic rules and drove over a traffic cone. He had no money to pay the fine of $250, but with his short stories’ publications, like “The raft,” he got the money and paid the fine. In 1971, he was hired at Hampden Academy, in Maine, as a teacher, but he continued to write and publish his stories. He was also trying and working on ideas for novels.

As of now, he had published so many books, novels, short stories, and his writings appear in columns too. King had announced that he had collaborated with his son for a novel, a setup about women’s prison in West Virginia, named “Sleeping beauties.”

King was also seen doing a cameo in his directed movie named “Maximum Drive.” He has also produced a TV series and has acted in the same way too, called “The Kingdom” and even in some other TV series and movies.

Philanthropist Life:

Stephen King is said to be a very well known Philanthropist too. He donates almost $4 million per year to the local fire department, the libraries that need updated equipment, schools, and other organizations. King and his wife, Tabitha King, also have their foundation charity that donates more $2.8 million grants to The Grantsmanship Center. The foundation by King is also known to be Maine’s sixth ranking foundation in terms of annual average donation giver.

In 2011, the November STK foundation also helped Bangor, Maine, by donating $70,000 to the people for their heating bills during the winter.

Stephen King quotes on Life:

Stephen king quotes on life

“Get busy living or get busy dying.”
― Stephen King

“Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later, it always comes around to where you started again.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on life

“Nothing was certain; there were many strange twists and devious turns as one hopped down the overgrown bunnytrail of life.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on memories

“Our memories have voices too”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on talent

“A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.”
― Stephen King

“Nobody lives forever, but we all shine on.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on time

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

Stephen king quotes on mind

“The mind can calculate, but the spirit yearns, and the heart wants what the heart wants.”
― Stephen King

life and living quotes

“We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why.”
― Stephen King

“Time heals all wounds.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king life quotes

“Life isn’t a support system for art. It’s the other way around.”
― Stephen King

“Dreams age faster than dreamers.”
― Stephen King

“Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.”
― Stephen King

believe in yourself quotes

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

“Home is where they want you to stay longer.”
― Stephen King

Stephen King Inspirational quotes:

Stephen king quotes on inspiration

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

Stephen king quotes on failing

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

Stephen king quotes on trying

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

Stephen king quotes on motivation

“The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there…and still on your feet.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on fault

“Fault always lies in the same place: with him weak enough to lay blame.”
― Stephen King

“We don’t know the days that will change our lives. Probably just as well.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on talent

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

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

Stephen king quotes on be different

“Am I weird?”
“Yeah. But so what? Everybody’s weird.”
― Stephen King

“To write is human, to edit is divine.”
― Stephen King

“God always punishes us for what we can’t imagine.”
― Stephen King

Stephen King quotes on Writing:

“If you can read and write, you can own the world.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on fiction

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

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

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on scare

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

“you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”
― Stephen King

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

Stephen king quotes on reading

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

Stephen King quotes on writer

“Be a writer of the soul.”
― Stephen King

“A short story is a different thing altogether – a short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger.”
― Stephen King

“A story should entertain the writer too.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on writing

“When asked, how do you write? I invariably answer, one word at a time.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on writing

“Writing is a lonely job. Having someone who believes in you makes a lot of difference. They don’t have to make speeches.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on write

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

Stephen king writing quotes

“Writing is not life, but I think that sometimes it can be a way back to life.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on tale

“It is the tale, not he who tells it.”
― Stephen King

Stephen King quotes on Books:

Stephen king quotes on books

“Once I fell in love with books, I fell in love completely.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on good books

“Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on books

“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots on life.”
― Stephen King

“Good books are for consideration after, too.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on book

“Speaking personally, you can have my gun, but you’ll take my book when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on idea

“I’m still in love with what I do, with the idea of making things up, so hours when I write always feel like very blessed hours to me.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on  books

“Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on satisfaction

“Reading a good long novel is in many ways like having a long and satisfying affair”
― Stephen King

Stephen King quotes on Hope:

Stephen king quotes on hope

“Remember, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things.”
― Stephen King

“Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.”
― Stephen King

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

Stephen king quotes on hope

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

Stephen king quotes on hope

“Art should be a place of hope.”
― Stephen King

Stephen King Horrifying quotes:

Stephen king quotes on monsters

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

Stephen king horror quotes

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”
― Stephen King

“Give me just enough information so that I can lie convincingly.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on death

“Sometimes dead is better.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on comeback

“Swear to me swear to me that if it isn’t dead you’ll all come back.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on bad life

“Life sucks, then you die”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on murder

“Murder is like potato chips: you can’t stop with just one.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on ghosts

“The muses are ghosts, and sometimes they come uninvited.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on fear

“If a fear cannot be articulated, it can’t be conquered.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king horrifying quotes

“The monster never dies.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on human fear

“The basis of all human fears, he thought. A closed door, slightly ajar.”
― Stephen King

Stephen King quotes based on Reality:

Stephen king quotes on trust

“The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on slience

“Quiet people have the loudest minds.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on idea

“It’s alright to feel fear, but sometimes a very bad idea to show it.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on past

“A person who doesn’t learn from the past is an idiot, in my estimation.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on friends

“Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on tough phase

“The most important things are the hardest to say.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on scars

“If there is love, smallpox scars are as pretty as dimples. I’ll love your face no matter what it looks like. Because it’s yours.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on time

“When the time is gone, you can never get it back.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on god

“God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on

“The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there…and still on your feet.”
― Stephen King

Stephen king quotes on wants

“Wanting more is just a recipe for heartache.”
― Stephen King

Stephen King is a highly appreciated and celebrated writer for his stories and publications that we all enjoy. He also has given the best quotes in his writings.

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