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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Look at the funny old people, the laughter said. Look at the funny old people, pretending to be young
Charlie Pickering...Fuckhead; Fuckhead deluxe.
In Derry, things that disappear into the sewer system have a way-an often unpleasant one-of turning up.
-"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!
-Polly Chalmers, Needful
At the end, Mr. Gaunt always sold them weapons...and they always bought.
"Ah, shit!" Eddie screamed. "I shot the wrong fuckin honkey!"
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.
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.
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.
of the conflict between the Baptists and Catholics of Castle Rock, 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
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.