He has written more than 50 novels, all of them becoming bestsellers and adapted for movies almost immediately. As a particular tribute, we will dedicate the following lines to analyze the best phrases of Stephen King, an author as incisive with the world around him as he is critical of himself.

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70 phrases of Stephen King that are a lesson
He is one of the most acclaimed authors, capable of terrifying several generations with his writings. We advise you to read this selection of famous Stephen King quotes by candlelight, with everything in the dark.

1. The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years – if it ever ended at all – began, as far as I know or can tell, with a paper boat floating along a rain-soaked street
With these words it begins one of his most acclaimed books: IT (1986).

2. God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live
As we will see throughout this selection, Stephen King’s phrases are full of sarcasm.

3. People who strive to do the right thing always seem crazy
When it seems that the tendency to do just the opposite prevails.

4. No summer lasts forever

Many of the great stories of the “master of terror” are set in summer , but like the long-awaited season of heat, these great works also come to an end.

5. You have to stay true to what you’re working on.
Stephen King has been passionate about his work since he wrote the first letter.

6. Sometimes there is no difference between salvation and perdition
One of Stephen King’s phrases that has to make us think the most.

7. Each book you choose has its own lesson or lessons, and very often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones
. It doesn’t matter that practically all of his books have been best-sellers, the Maine novelist has never considered it to be good. writing.

8. The scariest moment is always right before you start

Once you’ve found the motivation to start doing something, maintaining the attitude is relatively easy.

9. Each life has its own imitation of immortality
However, all lives fail at the same point when it comes to imitating immortality.

10. “You will float too!”
Probably one of Stephen King’s phrases with which he has scared his readers the most, pronounced by the fearsome Pennywise, the chameleon-like IT monster.

11. Strange houses give me chills
However, in how many of the novels and short stories of the great King do these recurrent elements of terror appear?

12. Sometimes human places create inhuman monsters
This is what happened in the frightful hotel Overlook, where the events of The Shining (1975) take place.

13. Life can be worse than any nightmare Let’s
not forget that King had severe drug addiction problems and that he suffered a car accident from which he almost did not come out alive.

14. He who speaks without an attentive ear is mute
It is convenient to know how to listen before opening your mouth.

15. We invent horrors to help us face the real ones
Many of the monsters embodied in his work are nothing more than the masked fears of King himself .

16. “I am your number 1 fan”
This is one of the phrases that Stephen King was most terrified of hearing, and that was immortalized in one of his most successful novels: Misery (1987).

17. If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot
To develop a profession well, it is important to soak up the more, the better.

18. The only reason a person writes a story is because through it they can understand the past and prepare for their death
From it With this witty quote from Stephen Kingwe understand what the writing process means for the author .

19. When people see ghosts, they always see themselves first
. Our own ghosts are a reflection of what most terrifies us.

20. It is better to be good than bad, but one reaches goodness at a terrible cost
Stephen King knows that human beings are not simply good, unless it is in exchange for something.

21. If you intend to write as sincerely as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered
. In politically correct society, sincerity is silenced as being too uncomfortable .

22. If being a child is trying to learn to live, then being an adult is trying to learn to die
Reading some phrases of Stephen King, we realize that the author is not one to hold his tongue.

23. You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will
. Again, the novelist encourages us to move on to overcome the fears that prevent us from taking action.

24. I write to discover what I think
Writing opens windows in our minds that we didn’t know were there.

25. We lie better when we lie to ourselves
In many of King’s novels, the contrast between the world of children, innocent and sincere, is demonstrated; with that of adults , dominated by lies and dishonesty.

26. Fiction is the truth within the lie
An enigmatic phrase by an equally enigmatic writer.

27. Once again, we have succeeded in destroying what we cannot create
The human being, in his infinite gift for doing evil and corrupting everything he touches.

28. Give me enough information so that I can lie convincingly
Any author is capable of conditioning the thinking of the general public through his creations.

29. Monsters are real and ghosts are real too. They live inside us and sometimes they win.
We have already seen other phrases by Stephen King where he tells us about the horrors. In this, it is clear that darkness is something present in our being and that, sometimes, this part ends up dominating.

30. Only enemies tell the truth. Friends and lovers always lie at some point
One of the quotes that will most bother the Witnesses of Love.

31. No story can be good without closure. There must be closure, because it is the human condition.

Unfinished stories leave too many doubts in the air with which the public does not always want to deal and prefers to be chewed on everything.

32. Nobody likes a clown at midnight
And if you suffer from coulrophobia (clown phobia), not even first thing in the morning.

33. It’s the story, not the one who tells it
Stephen King’s phrases emphasize that if the story is good, it doesn’t matter who tells it .

34. When all else fails, quit and go to the library
Knowledge waits to be read in books.

35. There may not be such a thing as good friends or bad friends; maybe there are only friends, people who support you when you are hurt and who help you not to feel so alone . We
agree on this writer’s vision of friendships: a friend is a friend, even if we don’t always like how he acts.

36. There is nothing wrong with hoping for the best, as long as you are prepared for the worst

Optimism does not always prevail in the phrases of Stephen King when it comes to describing life.

37. The most important things are the hardest to say
And we don’t always have enough courage to do it.

38. Books and movies are like apples and oranges. Both are fruit, but they taste completely different
A quote that those of “the book is always better than the movie” should burn into their thoughts: literature and cinema are two opposite languages , and each of them can explore dimensions that the other not.

39. I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and French fries
It is clear to us that, if Master King is characterized by something, it is by his humility.

40. Dreams are incorporeal things, like the fog itself
The Fog is precisely the protagonist of one of his most terrifying stories.

41. Pain is the strongest power of love
Hard declarations difficult to assimilate for the Witnesses of Romantic Love

42. Good books do not give up all their secrets at the same time
. Rather, they dose them throughout the narrative to keep the reader on edge.

43. Some days are a treasure. Not many, but I think that in almost every life there are a few
. Probably these phrases of Stephen King are from his dark days, when he lived hooked on all kinds of drugs and alcohol.

44. All games are fair if everyone is fooled at the same time

People’s honesty is conspicuous by its absence .

45. The only mortal sin is to surrender
No matter how much life hits us, our obligation is to move on.

46. ​​People think I must be a very strange person. That is not right. I have the heart of a small child. It’s in a glass jar on my desk
Does Stephen King have a mausoleum of horror in his attic

47. Same shit, different day
Or “Same shit, different day”, as the motto of the four friends of Dreamcatcher (2001) .

48. I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts
. We expect nothing less from the literary master of modern horror.

49. Most people get lead boots when they were children and have to wear them all the time. Those lead boots are called conscience
Many of Stephen King’s great quotes are about childhood, as are his best novels.

50. One of the advantages of living alone was that you could talk to yourself out loud without anyone wondering if you were crazy
Talking alone has never been a highly valued quality.

51. A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. However, the only real requirement is the ability to remember each scar .

Writing can be a very therapeutic process .

52. Sometimes, the embers are better than the campfire
An excerpt from Death Row (1996), which thanks to the movie would become known as “The Green Mile”.

53. The tears that heal are also the tears that burn and mortify
We learn more from bitter tears than from others.

54. I had no idea how many doors can be opened by the simple act of writing
Doors we thought were locked.

55. Books are only portable magic

Books take us to places we would never suspect , according to this great phrase by Stephen King.

56. Sometimes we find others in that darkness and other times we lose them in it
. It’s about not being seduced by it.

57. What we like to think about ourselves and what we really are rarely have much in common
. A dose of reality that puts us in our place is always good.

58. Hope is a good thing, perhaps the best of all, and good things never die
It seemed not, but Stephen King’s phrases also harbor a halo of hope .

59. Trips down memory lane are never good when you’re depressed
. No doubt the novelist knows a lot about this, for he spent years in a depression for lack of ideas.

60. The description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should end in the reader’s
. It will be the creative capacity of the reader that breathes life into the words of the books.

61. It is sweet to hear the voice of the Devil
Only in the best phrases of Stephen King could we find opposite concepts so well mixed .

62. I think we are all mentally ill. Those of us outside the nursing homes only hide it a little better, and maybe not much better after all.
Sanity is a matter of perspective after all.

63. The road to hell is paved with adverbs
Mysterious quote that Stephen King gives us.

64. People who don’t dream, who don’t have any kind of imaginative life, must go crazy. I can’t imagine that
Many ideas have passed through his head, but King can never conceive that there are people who don’t exploit his imagination .

65. If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time or tools to write
Writing isn’t just hitting the keys on a typewriter.

66. When it comes to the past, everyone writes fiction
Stephen King’s phrases about not wanting to admit who we really are are the most devastating..

67. True sorrow is as rare as true love

Many pains seem greater than what they really are . You don’t have to be afraid of them.

68. Success is determined not only by talent, but also by effort
A perfect combination of perseverance and talent is what is needed to succeed.

69. Learning is discovering what we already know. Teaching is reminding others who know it as well as we do. We are all learners, doers, teachers.
We remain learners until the end of our days.

70. Time takes everything, whether you like it or not
The horror novelist knows that nothing is eternal . Maybe not even fame
? If these phrases have aroused your curiosity and you are interested in knowing more about Stephen King and want to delve into his literature, you can read this article from Espana Diario in which 10 books by the American writer are recommended