Stephen King

Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television shows, and comic books. King has published 54 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and six non-fiction books. 

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I don't want you to apologize for being rich, I want you to acknowledge that in America we all should have to pay our fair share.

He had a massive stroke. He died with his tie on. Do you think that could be our generation's equivalent of that old saying about dying with your boots on?

We've switched from a culture that was interested in manufacturing economics politics - trying to play a serious part in the world - to a culture that's really entertainment-based.

A lot of us grow up, and we grow out of the literal interpretation that we get when we're children, but we bear the scars all our life. Whether they're scars of beauty or scars of ugliness, it's pretty much in the eye of the beholder.

I watched Titanic when I got back home from the hospital and cried. I knew that my IQ had been damaged.

The devil's voice is sweet to hear.

Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later it always come around to where you started again.

I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries.

Fiction is the truth inside the lie.

I love crime I love mysteries and I love ghosts.

People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk.

After the 9/11 apocalypse happened in New York City people particularly New Yorkers who breathed in the ash or saw the results of that have a tendency to keep seeing echoes and having flashbacks to it.

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

This is not a bad life.

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.

We're news junkies in my house.

You have to stay faithful to what you're working on.

And as a writer one of the things that I've always been interested in doing is actually invading your comfort space. Because that's what we're supposed to do. Get under your skin and make you react.

I never saw any of my dad's stories. My mother said he had piles and piles of manuscripts.

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.

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