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Stephen King Quotes and Sayings

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Get busy living or get busy dying.
- Stephen King

Related topics: Motivational

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

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

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

 

French is the language that turns dirt into romance.
- 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

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

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Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
- 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

God is cruel.
Sometimes he makes you live.
- 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

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

The devil's voice is sweet to hear.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell PHOTO

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
- Socrates PHOTO

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon PHOTO

To say "too busy" is merely
to say "confused priorities."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

Success usually comes to those
who are too busy to be looking for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

Let the refining and improving of your own life
keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job,
tell 'em, Certainly I Can. -
and get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants.
The question is: What are we busy about?
- Henry David Thoreau

A man too busy to take care of his health is like
a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- Spanish Proverb

Keep busy - with tasks that inspire you,
motivate you, or please you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable.
- Anonymous

Each of us is of infinite value,
and each of us has the ability to make
a profound difference in the lives we touch.
We leave our most profoundly positive impact
on those around us by the nature of our lives
and the example we set -
not by how busy we are,
or how important we believe we are.
Setting an example of being loving, relaxed and joyful,
regardless of external circumstances,
is a great legacy for our family and for the world.
Self importance - ego - is not a path to happiness.
Focusing one's whole life on responsibilities,
without taking time for self-renewal and play,
abandons the joy and the true value of life.
I want my tombstone to read, "Inspired others,"
rather than, "Never missed a day at the office."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind
and proving that there is no need to do so,
almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

O man you are busy working for the world,
and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
- Abu Bakr

Too bad all the people who know how to run this country
are busy running taxicabs or cutting hair.
- George Burns

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy
person has no time to form.
- Andre Maurois

He who is too busy doing good
finds no time to be good.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

According to the U.S.
Census, the most common reason people give for not
voting is that they were too busy or had conflicting
work or school schedules.
- Jeff Miller

An artist is a creature driven by demons.
He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why.
- William Faulkner

Painting's not important.
The important thing is keeping busy.
- Grandma Moses

Violent passions are formed in solitude.
In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression.
- Henry Home

Week by week my orders grew, and the flat of the old
mill soon assumed a very busy aspect.
- James Nasmyth

It is the malady of our age that the young are so busy
teaching us that they have no time left to learn.
- Eric Hoffer

Those who have least to do are generally the most busy people in the world.
- Samuel Richardson

You know, a lot of people say they didn't want to die
until the Red Sox won the World Series.
Well, there could be a lot of busy ambulances tomorrow.
- Johnny Damon

Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday
mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
- Iris Murdoch

From the time we're born until we die,
we're kept busy with artificial stuff that isn't important.
- Tom Ford

Competition is such a virtue, and everybody's so busy competing,
they have no time for compassion.
- Major Owens

Americans are far more remarkable than we give ourselves credit for.
We've been so busy damning ourselves for years.
We've done it all, and yet we don't take credit for it.
- Ray Bradbury

On tour, you never have a home, you don't get used to anything,
and you're always super busy.
- Travis Barker

The busy have no time for tears.
- Lord Byron

Seek not to know what must not be reveal,
for joy only flows where fate is most concealed.
A busy person would find their sorrows much more;
if future fortunes were known before!
- John Dryden

The road had the lonely times, but I kept myself busy.
- Buck Owens

I am on sabbatical as of right now, been too busy to
think of about my OWN needs as of late.
- Jim Diamond

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it
doesn' t pay to get discouraged.
Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can
restore your faith in yourself.
- Lucille Ball

Of all virtues and dignities of the mind,
goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity;
and without it,
man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.
- Francis Bacon

I try not to worry about rewriting books that worked well the first time.
I'm too busy writing new books to worry about things
that are already in print.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I'm too busy acting like I'm not Naive.
I've seen it all, I was here first.
- Kurt Cobain

I loved the house the way you would any new house,
because it is populated by your future,
the family of children who will fill it with noise
or chaos and satisfying busy pleasures.
- Jane Smiley

I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to go crazy.
I don't party like I used to.
- Sarah McLachlan

We didn't sleep last week - we literally didn't sleep -
because we've been so busy with the book.
- Hansie Cronje

I'm in an agreeable state: busy, enthusiastic,
curious.
- Isabelle Adjani

Well, we spend an awful lot of our time working and doing experiments.
It's very busy up on the shuttle.
- Sally Ride

There are eight girls in the house in which I am living,
and practically all of them are good looking.
You can realize that I am kept busy.
- Franz Schubert


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