Inspirational Stephen King quotes

Stephen King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author. Below is a list of Inspirational Stephen King quotes.

Stephen King writes about 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.

Stephen King Quotes
Stephen King Quotes

Stephen King Quotes

“We lie best when we lie to ourselves.”
― Stephen King

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
― Stephen King

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

“The only mortal sin is giving up.”
― Stephen King

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

“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild.”
― Stephen King

“Humor is almost always anger with its make-up on.”
― Stephen King

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

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

“Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
― Stephen King

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

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

“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 in life.”
― Stephen King

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

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

“No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become.”
― Stephen King

“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.”
― Stephen King

“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. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.”
― Stephen King

“Show me a man or a woman alone and I’ll show you a saint. Give me two and they’ll fall in love. Give me three and they’ll invent the charming thing we call ‘society’. Give me four and they’ll build a pyramid. Give me five and they’ll make one an outcast. Give me six and they’ll reinvent prejudice. Give me seven and in seven years they’ll reinvent warfare. Man may have been made in the image of God, but human society was made in the image of His opposite number, and is always trying to get back home.”
― Stephen King

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  1. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” is so perfect for me! Great bunch of quotes as usual from ya – thank you!

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  2. “Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.” ― Stephen King
    Ah yes, duty to _____.
    Thanks!
    Oh and this one! “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time or the tools to write. Simple as that.”
    ― Stephen King

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  3. Excellent. Never read much Stephen King before realizing he wrote “Shawshank” , playing catch up listening to his audio books.

    Here’s a couple of my favorites.

    “Trying to reason with a madman is both useless and time consuming.”

    “Brian” from Stephen King’s”

    “The Langoliers”

    “I’m one of those people who doesn’t really know what he thinks until he writes it down.”

    Jake Epping AKA George Amberson

    From Stephen King’s “11/22/63”

    Thanks.

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