Stephen King , who was born in 1947, is a famous and very popular author of horror novels of American origin.

In his works, King combines elements of the traditional Gothic tale with those of modern psychological thrillers and science fiction genres. Some of his best known works are: Carrie , The Shining , It , Cemetery of Animals or The Mystery of Salem’s Lot , among many others.

Phrases of Stephen King

Throughout his life, this writer has been spreading reflections and phrases in general powerful and memorable. Below you can find a compilation of the best phrases of Stephen King .

1. Learning is discovering what we already know. To teach is to remind others that they know as well as we do. We are all learners, doers, teachers

People are trained to learn, because it is necessary for our development.

2. Books are unique portable magic

Books can entertain us and also teach us new things.

3. If there were no winners against all odds, I think everyone would quit

A motivating quote that encourages us to keep fighting.

4. He who speaks without an attentive ear is mute

A phrase that indicates that active listening is just as important as the expression of our ideas and opinions.

5. The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool

The liar often gets away with it because of the victim’s innocence.

6. People think I’m a pretty strange person, but that’s wrong: I have the heart of a little boy, it’s in a glass jar on my desk

One of Stephen King’s autobiographical phrases referring to how he is as a person.

7. What we like to think about ourselves and what we really are rarely have much in common

Sometimes we tend to see ourselves differently from how others see us.

8. People who try hard to do the right thing always seem crazy

Doing well seems crazy these days.

9. Get busy living or get busy dying

A way of saying you have to give it your all.

10. If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot

Writers are creative people , partly because of how much they have read.

11. Poems are easily lost under the sofas, which is undoubtedly one of their charms

A quote that invites us to deep reflection.

12. Anger is the most useless emotion, destructive to the mind and harmful to the heart

As for anger, it is not only the victim who suffers; the person who feels it does too.

13. You can, you should, and if you are brave enough to start, you will

It’s no use having something on your mind if you don’t take action.

14. If you don’t control your temper, your temper will control you

Emotions and impulsiveness must be controlled when we live with others.

15. If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time or tools to write

Reading is the best learning for writers.

16. Hearts can be broken. Yes, hearts can be broken. Sometimes I think we’d better die when they do, but we don’t.

Lack of love causes great pain to those who suffer it.

17. How difficult it was to remember everything through the fog of anger, the sharp, off-key strike of that one chord!

A phrase taken from one of his famous works, El Resplandor .

18. You have to stay true to what you are working on

The job has to be done right, and we’re doing our best.

19. Every life has its own imitation of immortality

A date that can only be understood if it comes from the mind of this genius.

20. We invent horrors to help us face the real ones

Life has its bad moments that have to be accepted , although some people prefer to look the other way.

21. Only enemies tell the truth. Friends and lovers always lie at some point

Enemies say what they think, friends tend to want to look good.

22- True grief is as scarce as true love

People with a pure heart are not that plentiful today.

23. Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later, it always returns to the point where you started over

Stephen King defines very well what this life is.

24. No profit without risk, perhaps no risk without love

You take a risk when you love something so strongly that you don’t reason.

25. The only reason a person writes a story is because through it he can understand the past and prepare for his death

A phrase that refers to how we people seek an explanation for our existence .

26. Be careful, always keep happy thoughts in mind

A positive attitude is always better for meeting life’s challenges.

27. It is better to be good than bad, but one achieves goodness at a terrible cost

Good people, unfortunately, are in short supply.

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

We should not be afraid of monsters or ghosts, but of human beings themselves.

29. Every book you choose has its own lesson or lessons, and very often bad books have more to teach than good ones

Reading books can be a great way to learn things about our surroundings.

30. When all else fails, quit and go to the library

Reading has many benefits, and you can learn about them in this article: “5 amazing benefits of reading books for your brain”

31. No one likes a clown at midnight

Some people have a phobia of clowns, which is known as coulrophobia.

32. There are killers who do not necessarily kill

A quote that refers to the psychological psychopaths we may encounter throughout our lives.

33. It is sweet to hear the voice of the devil

An ironic quote from one of his works.

34. Hope is a good thing, perhaps the best of all, and good things never die

Hope is surely the last thing we human beings should lose.

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

Effort and persistence are great virtues that lead us to success.

36. Writing is like sex when you get old: starting is harder and harder, but once you’ve started you don’t want to finish

Some people take real pleasure in writing.

37. Fiction is the truth within the lie

Lies are often great stories.

38. God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live

A humorous phrase that talks about how difficult life can be sometimes.

39. When people see ghosts, they always see themselves first

Another one of this author’s ironic phrases.

40. I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts

Stephen King giving his opinion about his tastes in novels .

41. …I have grown old (a fate that I sometimes think happened behind my back)…

King, use the humor again to refer to old age.

42. If being a child is about learning to live, then being an adult is about learning to die

The author once again makes clear his sense of humour in the face of such serious issues.

43. Television is fine, I have nothing against it, but I don’t like the way it separates us from the world, trapping us in its crystal screen

Television can be harmful to us, especially when we watch it too much.

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

It is not the events that hurt us, but how we relate to them.

45. When you find something you are really talented at, you do that thing until your fingers bleed or your eyes pop out of your head

When you find what you like, you go into a state of flow.

46. 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 every scar

A reflection of the author that makes the reader think.

47. The road to hell is paved with adverbs

A quote that fits perfectly with Stephen King’s way of being .

48. All games are clean if everyone is fooled at once

King, use the irony to refer to the traps that can be made in the game.

49. We lie better when we lie to ourselves

Self-deception is frequent in people, especially when one does not want to face reality.

50. If you liked being a teenager, there is something really wrong with you

Adolescence can be a difficult time for many people.

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

As hard as it sounds, no one is spared death.

52. Good books do not give up all their secrets at once

Good books are those that engage us in their mystery , that make us read each page with more and more interest.

53. Books are the perfect entertainment: no advertising, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for every dollar spent. What I wonder is why not everyone carries a book around those inevitable dead spots in life

Why put the TV on if we can enjoy a good book for hours?

54. The most frightening moment is always just before the start

Until we have taken action, doubts can arise again and again.

55. Time takes everything, whether you want it to or not

There are things we can’t get rid of, whether we like it or not.

56. Strange houses give me the creeps

It’s hard to believe Stephen King is afraid of strange houses.

57. There are those who lie out of interest, out of pain, because the notion of telling the truth is simply alien to them or because they are waiting for the right moment to tell the truth

There are many reasons why people lie. But regardless of the reason, a lie is a lie.

58. Success is determined not only by talent, but also by effort

It is true that talent is important , but effort is also important if we want to achieve success.

59. Life can be worse than any nightmare

There are bad moments in life, which can seem unreal.

60. We never stop wanting what we want, whether it is good for us or not

When something is put between our eyes, it is difficult not to want it even though we do not benefit from it.

61. Sometimes human places create inhuman monsters

Good proof of this was the Nazi Holocaust.

62. When we grow up, concepts become easier and we leave the images to the poets

That’s how you grow up, whether you want to or not.

63. Strange love is better than no love at all

A love with shadows is better than going through life without feeling strong emotions.

64. Humor is almost always anger with your makeup on

A curious phrase by Stephen King in which he equates these two apparently contradictory emotional states.

65. Sometimes the embers are better than the fire

The memory is sometimes more vivid than the actual experience itself.

66. We fool ourselves so much that we could do it for life

The self-deception and his unwavering strength.

67. Ideas are like the germ of the flu. Sooner or later they stick to someone

They’re contagious.

68. As far as the past is concerned, everyone writes fiction

We tend to exaggerate or misrepresent our past experiences.

69. I think that the combination of a pencil and memory creates a kind of magic, and magic is dangerous

About the art of writing.

70. A life without love is like a tree without fruit

It does not deserve to be lived if it is not to love and be loved.

71. I live in a world where all perspectives have changed

The relativism of the time contrasts with his strong convictions.

72. It’s not a piece of paper that makes a man. Nor does prison undo it

Circumstances, positive or adverse, do not determine who you are.

73. The monster never dies

We can understand by “monster” our fears, insecurities, limitations…

74. I’m three women. I am the one who was; I am the one who had no right to be but was; I am the woman you have saved. I thank you, gunman

Extract from one of his works.

75. I am not interested in credibility, but in freedom, and I have discovered that writing can provide it

Being an author of books gives you this sense of freedom and lack of limits.