40 Stephen King Quotes On Writing, Life & More

40 Stephen King Quotes On Writing, Life & More

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Stephen King is a well-known novelist who specialises in suspense, horror, science fiction, crime fiction, and the supernatural genre. He had a passion for horror stories since he was a child, and he used to write and sell them to his pals. He worked as an English teacher in the early years of his career while also writing in his spare time.

More than 350 million copies of his books have been published, with many of them being converted into feature films, mini-series, television programmes, and comics. King has written 54 novels and six non-fiction books. Seven of his novels are written under the pen name, Richard Bachman. He has about 200 short stories to his credit, most of which have been published in book collections.

His first novel, ‘Carrie,’ was a big sensation and helped him create a name for himself as a writer. His following book, a horror thriller called “The Shining,” became his first best-seller. It is thought to have aided in the development of his successful career as a horror writer. His popularity was further increased when he won the ‘World Fantasy Award’ for his novel ‘Pet Sematary.’

His other novel, ‘Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption,’ was converted into a popular film called ‘Shawshank Redemption,’ which got several ‘Academy Award’ nominations. In 2003, the National Book Foundation honored him with the ‘Medal for his remarkable service to American Letters,’ and in 2015, he received the ‘National Medal of Arts.’ We have compiled a list of Stephen King quotes from his writings. Read and enjoy these pieces.

Stephen King Love Quotes

Stephen had written so much about horror. At the same time, his stories depict a sense of love. With these Stephen King quotes about love, it will help us get to know his idea of love.

“Weird love’s better than no love at all.”

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SOURCE: THE GREEN MILE

“Love isn’t soft like those poets say.”

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SOURCE: THE BODY

“Love has teeth which bite and the wounds never close.”

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

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If there is love, smallpox scars are as pretty as dimples.”

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Stephen King Love Quotes
“I’ll love your face no matter what it looks like. Because it’s yours.”

“Love didn’t grow very well in a place where there was only fear, just as plants didn’t grow very well in a place where it was always dark.”

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SOURCE: THE STAND

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

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“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.”

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“True sorrow is as rare as true love.”

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Stephen King Quotes About Life

While most of his works were scary and frightening, they demonstrated the human’s ability to struggle and endure. Here are some Stephen King quotes about life and lessons.

“It’s hard to make strangers care about the good things in your life.”

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Stephen King Quotes About Life
“Drive away and try to keep smiling. Get a little rock and roll on the radio and go toward all the life there is with all the courage you can find and all the belief you can muster. Be true, be brave, stand.”
SOURCE: IT

“Not all boats which sail into darkness never find the sun again, or the hand of another child; if life teaches anything at all, it teaches that there are so many happy endings.”

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

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

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“And in real life endings aren’t always neat, whether they’re happy endings, or whether they’re sad endings.”

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“Nothing was certain; there were many strange twists and devious turns as one hopped down the overgrown bunny trail of life.”

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

“Life is fair. We all get the same nine-month shake in the box, and then the dice roll. Some people get a run of sevens. Some people, unfortunately, get snake-eyes. Its just how the world is.”

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SOURCE: FULL DARK, NO STARS

“Life turns on a dime.”

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Stephen King Quotes On Writing

‘On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft’ is Stephen King’s memoir on his experiences as a writer and advice for aspiring authors. Here are some inspiring Stephen King quotes from the book.

“Just remember that Dumbo didn’t need the feather; the magic was in him.”

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“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”

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“Optimism is a perfectly legitimate response to failure.”

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Stephen King Quotes On Writing
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

“Description begins in the writer’s imagination but should finish in the reader’s.”

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

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

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

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“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well.”

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Stephen King Quotes On Writing
“Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.”

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”

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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.”

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“Words create sentences; sentences create paragraphs; sometimes paragraphs quicken and begin to breathe.”

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“To write is human, to edit is divine.”

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“Writing is a lonely job. Having someone who believes in you makes a lot if difference. They don’t have to makes speeches. Just believing is usually enough.”

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Stephen King Halloween Quotes

The list of Stephen King quotes remains incomplete without Halloween sayings. His work majorly revolves around the suspense & horror genre.

Stephen King Halloween Quotes
“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.”
SOURCE: NIGHT SHIFT

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

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SOURCE: DANSE MACABRE

“The man in black travels with your soul in his pocket.”

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“Eddie discovered one of his childhood’s great truths. Grownups are the real monsters, he thought.”

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“So what, ghosts can’t hurt you. That’s what I thought then.”

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SOURCE: BAG OF BONES

If someone is interested in the horror, thriller, suspense, crime, or supernatural fiction genres, they’ve definitely heard of Stephen King. His writings are full of engrossing tales, unvarnished facts, and, at times, terrifying scenarios that push the boundaries of reality. King’s vivid and engaging language draws us in an engaging way, leaving a lasting impression of his words.

We hope you have enjoyed these Stephen King quotes. Let us know which one of these has left a deep impact on your mind and heart.

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