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I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries. ...
by Stephen King

I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries.
- Stephen King

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Get busy living or get busy dying.
- Stephen King

The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
- Stephen King

People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff.
I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy...
and I keep it in a jar on my desk.
- Stephen King

 

It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves
goodness at a terrific cost.
- Stephen King

When asked, "How do you write?" I invariably answer,
"one word at a time."
- Stephen King

French is the language that turns dirt into romance.
- Stephen King

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I watched Titanic when I got back home from the hospital,
and cried.
I knew that my IQ had been damaged.
- Stephen King

Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
- Stephen King

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

No, it's not a very good story - its author was too
busy listening to other voices to listen as closely
as he should have to the one coming from inside.
- Stephen King

Talent in cheaper than table salt.
What separates the talented individual from the successful
one is a lot of hard work.
- Stephen King

The place where you made your stand never mattered.
Only that you were there...
and still on your feet.
- Stephen King

I guess when you turn off the main road,
you have to be prepared to see some funny houses.
- Stephen King

We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
- Stephen King

He had a massive stroke.
He died with his tie on.
Do you think that could be our generation's equivalent
of that old saying about dying with your boots on?
- Stephen King

The devil's voice is sweet to hear.
- Stephen King

God is cruel.
Sometimes he makes you live.
- Stephen King

Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
- Stephen King

You can't deny laughter; when it comes,
it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
- 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

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.
- Stephen King

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

Sex in a woman's world has the same currency a penny has in a man's.
Every penny saved is a penny earned in one world and
in the next every sexual adventure is a literary experience.
- Harry Golden

Politics in a literary work, is like a gun shot in the middle of a concert,
something vulgar, and however, something which is impossible to ignore.
- Stendhal

Genre is a bookstore problem, not a literary problem.
- Rick Moody

Certainly the most diverse, if minor,
pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author.
- Arthur Miller

When I put together a graphic novel,
I don't think about literary prose.
I think about storytelling.
- Ted Rall

First would be the literary side, then the spiritual and philosophical.
The political side is required principally because
of the necessity of the current Russian position.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I use the language I use to my friends.
They wouldn't believe me if I used some high-flown literary language.
I want them to believe me.
- Adrian Mitchell

They say the test of literary power is whether a man
can write an inscription.
I say, 'Can he name a kitten?'
- Samuel Butler

One effect that the Nobel Prize seems to have had is
that more Arabic literary works have been translated into other languages.
- Naguib Mahfouz

They are the literary equivalent of sequins on an evening dress.
- Stefan Kanfer

Anonymous sources are a practice of American journalism
in the 20th and 21st century,
a relatively recent practice.
The literary tradition of anonymity goes back to the Bible.
- Joe Klein

If Art relates itself to an Object, it becomes descriptive,
divisionist, literary.
- Robert Delaunay

Once more I can climb about and remind you that a woman
in this epoch does the important literary thinking.
- Gertrude Stein

How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher,
or merely literary critic, tell me not to act colored.
- Arna Bontemps

I don't have traceable literary models because I haven't
had great literary influences in my life.
- Manuel Puig

Any biographer must of necessity become a pilgrim a peripatetic,
obsessed literary pilgrim, a traveler with four eyes.
- Leon Edel

Maybe when I'm sixty-five I'll talk about my literary life.
- Rick Moody

The literary culture, if you examine it,
the high literary culture is that which preserves the
government and you know it's really the talk for those who have.
- Kathy Acker

Me, my literary reputation is mostly abroad,
but I am anchored here in New York.
I can't think of any other place I'd rather die than here.
- Harold Brodkey

Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered
by a writer to a lover of books.
- Gaston Bachelard

Satire lies about literary men while they live and
eulogy lies about them when they die.
- Voltaire

We now open our mail with gloves and mask,
though I can't imagine why anyone would target a literary agency!
- Richard Curtis

Excessive literary production is a social offense.
- George Eliot

A literary critic is someone who can't write,
but who loves to show he would have been a wonderful writer if only he could!
- Brian Lumley

I was editor of my high school literary magazine and
a reporter for the school newspaper.
- Jeffery Deaver

We had literary references, so we knew what we were talking about.
We could quote things, talk about books we'd read;
you can say something,
you don't have to explain it.
- Kevin Ayers

At 20, 25, 30, we begin to realise that the possibilities
of escape are getting fewer.
We have jobs, children, partners, debts.
This is the part of us to which literary fiction speaks.
- Mark Haddon

Movie SF is, by definition, dumbed down -
there have only been three or four SF movies in the
history of film that aspire to the complexity of literary SF.
- Dan Simmons

All literary men are Red Sox fans - to be a Yankee
fan in a literate society is to endanger your life.
- John Cheever

The real literary editors have mostly been fired.
Those that remain are all "bottom line" editors;
everything depends on the money.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I did not have a very literary background.
I came to poetry from the sciences and mathematics,
and also through an interest in Japanese and Chinese poetry in translation.
- Robert Morgan

Probably induced by the asthma, I started reading and writing early on,
my literary efforts from the age of about nine running
chiefly to poetry and plays.
- Patrick White

People aren't used to thinking of cultural forms spreading
out across the full range of formal interactions -
or what is called the "text" in literary terms.
- Tony Conrad

The critical method which denies literary modernity would appear -
and even,
in certain respects, would be - the most modern of critical movements.
- Paul de Man

I dislike literary jargon and never use it.
Criticism has only one function and that is to help
readers read and understand literature.
It is not a science, it is an aid to art.
- Anne Stevenson

A neurotic can perfectly well be a literary genius,
but his greatest danger is always that he will not
recognize when he is dull.
- Louis Auchincloss

My literary success meant nothing to me.
- Taylor Caldwell

Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony.
- Charles Baudelaire

There is an incompatibility between literary creation and political activity.
- Mario Vargas Llosa

Humorists can never start to take themselves seriously.
It's literary suicide.
- Erma Bombeck

There can be no literary equivalent to truth.
- Laura Riding

In England, literary pretence is more universal than
elsewhere from our method of education.
- James Payn

Doesn't all experience crumble in the end to mere literary material?
- Ellen Glasgow

When authors who write literary fiction begin to write screenplays,
everybody assumes that's the end.
Here's another who's never going to write well again.
- Richard Russo

There might be a different model for a literary community that's quicker,
more real-time, and involves more spontaneity.
- George Saunders

I don't believe in myths of decline or myths of progress,
even as regards the literary scene.
- Harold Bloom

The novel is not so much a literary genre,
but a literary space, like a sea that is filled by many rivers.
- Jose Saramago

So I'm not a Southern writer in the commonly held sense of the term,
like Faulkner or Eudora Welty, who took the South for
their entire literary environment and subject matter.
- Donna Tartt


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