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"Fiction is the truth inside the lie."

"The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance... logic can be happily tossed out the window."
Religion

"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?"

"You couldn't get hold of the things you'd done and turn them right again. Such a power might be given to the gods, but it was not given to women and men, and that was probably a good thing. Had it been otherwise, people would probably die of old age still trying to rewrite their teens."
Experience

"You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants."

"Get busy living, or get busy dying."

"I work until beer o'clock."
Work

"French is the language that turns dirt into romance."

"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."

"People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy... and I keep it in a jar on my desk."

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

"Nobody was really surprised when it happened, not really, not on the subconscious level where savage things grow."

"When asked, "How do you write?" I invariably answer, "one word at a time.""

"If I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out. I'm not proud."

"It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost."

"I've taken off two months, three months at a time, and, by the end, I get really squirrelly. My night life, my dream life, gets extremely populated and crazed."

"I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries."

"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."

"The devil's voice is sweet to hear."

"I think that marijuana should not only be legal, I think it should be a cottage industry. It would be wonderful for the state of Maine. There's some pretty good homegrown dope. I'm sure it would be even better if you could grow it with fertilizers and have greenhouses."

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