The Childhood Story of Stephen King: Financially Poor as Dirt But Rich With Something Else


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Stephen King is, without a doubt, one of the most famous horror story writers of our time. However, life wasn’t always easy. His father abandoned his family when he was young and he grew up in extreme poverty. However, in spite of his hard childhood, he recognizes that his mother was present and loving and he considers himself luckier than most in his position.

Here are 15 best Stephen King’s quotes:

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King

“Anger is the most useless emotion,” Henchick intoned, “destructive to the mind and hurtful to the heart.” –Stephen King

“Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later, it always comes around to where you started again.” – Stephen King

“Get busy living, or get busy dying,” – Stephen King

“The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there…and still on your feet.” – Stephen King

“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.” – Stephen King

“I had a period where I thought I might not be good enough to publish.” –Stephen King

“And in real life, endings aren’t always neat, whether they’re happy endings, or whether they’re sad endings.” – Stephen King

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.” – Stephen King

“A lot of us grow up and we grow out of the literal interpretation that we get when we’re children, but we bear the scars all our life. Whether they’re scars of beauty or scars of ugliness, it’s pretty much in the eye of the beholder.” – Stephen King

“God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.” – Stephen King

“I guess when you turn off the main road, you have to be prepared to see some funny houses.” – Stephen King

“I’m still in love with what I do, with the idea of making things up, so hours when I write always feel like very blessed hours to me.” – Stephen King

“Wherever you write is supposed to be a little bit of a refuge, a place where you can get away from the world. The more closed in you are, the more you’re forced back on your own imagination.” – Stephen King

“No, it’s not a very good story – its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside.” – Stephen King