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Stephen King
The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them - words shrink things that seemed limitless...
- Opening paragraph, The Body
 
Friends come in and out of your life like busboys in a restaurant, did you ever notice that?
- end of chapter 32, The Body
 
Be brave. Be true. Stand.
- Bill Denborough, IT
 
God is cruel, sometimes he makes you live.
- Desperation
 

I think part of being a parent is trying to kill your kids because as soon as you have a kid, you know for sure that you're going to die.

Christine

Normal, I thought.  Hell of a name for a guy who had drowned his infant son under the backyard pump.
- Bag of Bones

This is the land of straight razors and specialty souveniers.
-Bobby Garfield, Hearts in Atlantis

Hey Whoremaster! Where's your whore?
- Bag of Bones

The sparrows are flying again.
- The Dark Half

His mind and morals had been formed at a time when people believed that what went on between a husband and wife behind the closed doors of their marriage was their business, and that included the man who hit with his fists and the woman who cut with her tounge.
-Insomnia

It's a long walk back to Eden, sweetheart, so don't sweat the small stuff.
-Carolyn Roberts, Insomnia

You're seventy fucking years old, Ralph, in case you forgot.  And Helen needs a friend right now, not some busted-up antique she can visit because his hospital room is three doors down from hers.
-Insomnia

We see them come in, so young and so strong, so convinced that its going to be different for them, and we see them make their messes and paddle around in them, just as their parents and grandparents did.
-Insomnia

Look at the funny old people, the laughter said.  Look at the funny old people, pretending to be young again.
-Insomnia

Charlie Pickering...Fuckhead; Fuckhead deluxe.
-Insomnia

In Derry, things that disappear into the sewer system have a way-an often unpleasant one-of turning up.
-Insomnia

Tempus fugit
-"Time Flies", Ted Brautigan, Hearts in Atlantis

C-"Are you going to be a gushy adult, Bobby?"
B-"I hope not. Are you?"
C-"No, I'm going to be like my mom's friend Rionda."
B-"Rionda's pretty fat."
C-"Yeah, but she's cool.  I'm going to go for cool without the fat."
-Bobby and Cindy, Hearts in Atlantis

Shanty Irish; just trouble waiting to happen.
-Rionda, Hearts in Atlantis

Fuck pride!  Fuck it!  Fuck it!  Fuck it!  Fuck it!
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Polly Chalmers, Needful Things

At the end, Mr. Gaunt always sold them weapons...and they always bought.
-Needful Things

"Ah, shit!" Eddie screamed"I shot the wrong fuckin honkey!"
-Eddie Warburton, Needful Things

While her older son was thinking of suicide and then dickering in a desperate, quiet whisper with Mr. Gaunt, Cora Rusk was dancing quietly around her bedroom in her housecoat.
-Needful Things

In the glare, he saw two mobs of people running toward each other.  One mob was running up the hill, the other mob was running down, and both mobs were screaming for blood.  Trooper Moris suddenly found himself wishing he had called in sick that afternoon.
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Castle Rock's Baptists, led by the Rev. William Rose, and Castle Rock's Catholics, led by Father John Brigham, came together near the foot of Castle Hill with an audible crunch.  There was no polite fist-fighting, no Marquis of Queensberry rules; they had come to gouge out eyes and tear off noses.  Quite possibly to kill.
-Descriptions of the conflict between the Baptists and Catholics of Castle Rock, Needful Things

Caveat Emptor
-Needful Things

Calvin and Hobbes

C-I'm being educated against my will! My rights are being trampled!
H-Is it a right to remain ignorant?
C-I don't know, but I refuse to find out!

C-The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity.  With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!

C- I'll draw some stars to show pain and human suffering.

C- I go to school, but I never learn what I want to know.

C- It's not the pace of life I mind. It's the sudden stop at the end.

C- There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.

C- I'M SIGNIFICANT!...screamed the dust speck.

C- I hate to think that all my current experiences will someday become stories with no point.

C- In my opinion, television validates existence.

C- Being a parent is wanting to hug and strangle your kid at the same time.

Calvin's Dad- SPORES?! You wake me up at 2AM to ask me if people grow from SPORES?! Are you crazy? Why are you even awake? GO TO SLEEP!!!

C- You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help.

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