No great thing is created suddenly.
--Stephen King, Doctor Sleep
Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.
--Stephen King, Rita Hayworth And Shawshank Redemption: A Story From Different Seasons
Writing is not life, but I think that sometimes it can be a way back to life.
--Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft
Maybe there aren't any such things as good friends or bad friends - maybe there are just friends, people who stand by you when you're hurt and who help you feel not so lonely. Maybe they're always worth being scared for, and hoping for, and living for. Maybe worth dying for too, if that's what has to be. No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.
--Stephen King, It
We all do what we can, and it has to be good enough, and if it isn't good enough, it has to do.
--Stephen King, The Dead Zone
It's strange how pain marks our faces, and makes us look like family.
--Stephen King, The Green Mile