10 Thought-Provoking Quotes Written by Stephen King

Stephen King is one of the most famous writers in and out of the horror genre. Here are ten stunning quotes from his fictitious works!

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The King of Horror has a chosen wand for a pencil and creates the most disturbing, beautifully written sentences that reign truth about life. Stephen King hides it in fiction. He’s sneaky like that… but not too sneaky. We here at Bookstr picked our ten favorite quotes from King himself. Ranging from science fiction intermingling with horror, tragedy-stricken, or just plain old scary, he’s written a lot of horrific stories that make us spooked. Famous for books such as It, Carrie, Pet Sematary, and SO many more, here are our favorite quotes.

Darkness is in our world whether we like to admit it or not.

Monsters are real, and ghosts are real, too. They live inside us, and sometimes they win.

The Shining

“Doesn’t look like a monster, does he?” “They rarely do.” 

The Outsider

Deep quotes that will make you ponder.

“True sorrow is as rare as true love.”


“We lie best when we lie to ourselves.” 


“That wasn’t any act of God. That was an act of pure human fuckery.” 

The Stand

“I believe that the combination of pencil and memory creates a kind of practical magic, and magic is dangerous.” 

The Green Mile

Advice and Self Reflections

“Anger is the most useless emotion, destructive to the mind and hurtful to the heart.”

The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah

“It’s the stories of our childhood that make the deepest impressions and last the longest.” 

Fairy Tale

Writers remember everything…especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he’ll tell you the story of each small one. From the big ones, you get novels. A little talent is a nice thing to have if you want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the ability to remember the story of every scar. Art consists of the persistence of memory.”


“Love has teeth; they bite; the wounds never close. No word, no combination of words, can close those lovebites. It’s the other way around, that’s the joke.” 

The Body

King truly has a way with his words, doesn’t he? For more Stephen King content, click here or here. For more quotes from King, click here!