Stephen King

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Quotes (15)

  • Stephen King: Rob Reiner, who made Stand By Me, is one of the bravest, smartest filmmakers I have ever met, and I'm proud of my association with him. I am also amused to note that the company Mr. Reiner formed following the success of Stand By Me is Castle Rock Productions... a name with which many of my long time readers will be familiar.

  • Stephen: In small towns people scent the wind with noses of uncommon keenness.

  • Stephen King: If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write.

  • Stephen King: I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out. I'm not proud.

  • Stephen King: I'm a salami writer. I try to write good salami, but salami is salami.

  • Stephen King: Thirty-five years ago I wrote a novel called "The Running Man", in which viewers watched fugitives run until they were executed on national television. I never expected to see anything remotely like it for real, but I never imagined Nancy Grace... and I've got a pretty nasty imagination.

  • Stephen King: (discussing the possibility of his retirement) I've killed enough of the world's trees.

  • Stephen King: The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance... logic can be happily tossed out the window.

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Trivia (46)

  • Stephen King made a cameo in his movie Maximum Overdrive, where he plays a man who goes to an ATM machine that curses at him.

  • Stephen lost his mother to cancer when he was 20 years old.

  • Stephen had a close encounter with an ill-tempered Saint Bernard, which inspired him to write the book Cujo.

  • Stephen's pet cat was run over on the highway by his house. This inspired him to write the book Pet Sematary.

  • King has never censored his own work. The death scene of the doctor in his novel "Salem's Lot" was cut due to the demands of the editor at Doubleday.

  • Stephen King's books have been translated into 33 different languages, published in over 35 different countries.

  • When his wife went into labor with their son John, Stephen King was at a drive-in movie. He was notified by an announcement made by the manager.

  • Although Stephen believes in God, he does not belong to any organized religion.

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