Authors - Stephen King
Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books. King has published 50 novels, including seven under the pen-name of Richard Bachman, and five non-fiction books. He has written nearly two hundred short stories, most of which have been collected in nine collections of short fiction. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine. - Wikipedia
It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries.
Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
Life is not a support system for art. It's the other way around.
People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them that I have the heart of a small boy...and I keep it in a jar on my desk.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Get busy living, or get busy dying.
Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not. Time takes it all, time bears it away, and in the end there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometimes we lose them there again.
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
If I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out. I'm not proud.
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.
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.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write.