Stephen King is a fantastic author that has left a historical imprint on the horror and fantasy book genres.
With 61 published novels and more than 350 million copies sold, he holds the title as one of America’s bestselling authors.
You can have a glimpse into Stephen’s creative mind by reading any of his books. You will be fascinated by his supernatural way of keeping you intrigued while you are reading. One thing’s for sure; his novels will keep you thrilled and entertained.
Knowing that a phenomenal author has written hundreds of thousands of words, we can be confident that some of his words can give us wisdom.
In fact, he has written and said so many impactful quotes that we combined a list that contains 50 of them.
50 Greatest Stephen King Quotes
We lie best when we lie to ourselves.Stephen King
Life sucks, then you die.Stephen King
Death is a mystery, and burial is a secret.Stephen King
She had never dreamed there could be so much pain in a life when there was nothing physically wrong.Stephen King
Monsters are real. Ghosts are too. They live inside of us, and sometimes, they win.Stephen King
Sometimes human places, create inhuman monsters.Stephen King
Like some dogs: kick them once and they never trust you again, no matter how nice you are to them.Stephen King
You pay for what you get, you own what you pay for… and sooner or later whatever you own comes back home to you.Stephen King
Politics always change. Stories never do.Stephen King
The scariest moment is always just before you start.Stephen King
You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.Stephen King
The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.Stephen King
We make up horrors to help us deal with the real ones.Stephen King
The world has teeth and it can bite you with them any time it wants.Stephen King
The devil’s voice is sweet to hear.Stephen King
A person who doesn’t learn from the past is an idiot, in my estimation.Stephen King
There is no bad time for good news.Stephen King
Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once.Stephen King
If you liked being a teenager, there’s something really wrong with you.Stephen King
Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.Stephen King
Life isn’t a support system for art. It’s the other way around.Stephen King
Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different.Stephen King
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.Stephen King
We fool ourselves so much we could do it for a living.Stephen King
Being needed is a great thing. Maybe the great thing.Stephen King
That’s your job in this hard world, to keep your love alive and see that you get on, no matter what.Stephen King
People who try hard to do the right thing always seem mad.Stephen King
Anger is the most useless emotion, destructive to the mind and hurtful to the heart.Stephen King
No great thing is created suddenly.Stephen King
Don’t let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone.Stephen King
Fiction is the truth inside the lie.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 thing under my bed waiting to grab my ankle isn’t real. I know that, and I also know that if I’m careful to keep my foot under the covers, it will never be able to grab my ankle.Stephen King
Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.Stephen King
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.Stephen King
Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.Stephen King
Nobody likes a clown at midnight .Stephen King
Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.Stephen King
When all else fails, give up and go to the library.Stephen King
Give me just enough information so that I can lie convincingly.Stephen King
Fault always lies in the same place: with him weak enough to lay blame.Stephen King
It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright.Stephen King
Friends don’t spy; true friendship is about privacy, too.Stephen King
Perfect paranoia is perfect awareness.Stephen King
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.Stephen King
We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why.Stephen King
I tend to scare myself.Stephen King
It is the tale, not he who tells it.Stephen King
No one ever does live happily ever after, but we leave the children to find that out for themselves.Stephen King
It’s strange how pain marks our faces, and makes us look like family.Stephen King
We hope you enjoyed reading this collection of Stephen King’s quotes. Did any of the quotes intrigue you?
It’s a great list that will help you discover his award-winning masterpieces. We highly recommend reading at least one of his books if you haven’t already.