Absolutely agree with Stephen King’s quote. Books have this amazing quality about them, they transport us into another world, a world in which anything is possible. Well with this in mind, let me tell you about a bit of fun I had yesterday, I posted the first few lines of my novel in this website: http://iwl.me/ I write Like. My writing was analysed. I have to say I was astonished when the website matched me to Stephen King. One, I don’t write horror! There are scary bits in my book, and parts of it have frightened me. Though I am easily scared by my own writing. I have too vivid an imagination not to be! This is a bit of a hazard. Two, Stephen King is a legend, and I’m just well a bit of a work in progress, yes a WIP.
Anyway, I now have the I write like Stephen King badge, why not! Nice to collect a few honours!
So I thought I would share some of my favourite Stephen King quotes with you:
“If you liked being a teenager, there’s something really wrong with you.”
(Oops, I loved being a teenager, what can I say?)
“A short story is a different thing all together – a short story is like a kiss in the dark from a stranger.” SkeletonCrew
(And a short story is so difficult to write! It kills me every time, the kiss of death.)
“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.” Night Shift
“FEAR stands for fuck everything and run.” Doctor Sleep
“Calling it a simple schoolgirl crush was like saying a Rolls-Royce was a vehicle with four wheels, something like a hay-wagon. She did not giggle wildly and blush when she saw him, nor did she chalk his name on trees or write it on the walls of the Kissing Bridge. She simply lived with his face in her heart all the time, a kind of sweet, hurtful ache. She would have died for him..”― Stephen King, It
“If I have to spend time in purgatory before going to one place or the other, I guess I’ll be all right as long as there’s a lending library.”― Stephen King
“Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. Drink and be filled up.”― Stephen King
“Reading a good long novel is in many ways like having a long and satisfying affair”― Stephen King
“The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want for nothing. He makes me lie down in the green pastures. He greases up my head with oil. He gives me kung-fu in the face of my enemies. Amen”― Stephen King, The Stand
Oh and I found this fun Stephen King quiz: . http://www.shortlist.com/quizzes/stephen-king-quiz
Do you have a favourite Stephen King quote? If so, do let me know in the comment box.