Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Of all the Stephen King Quotes

This one is my favorite.

“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them -- words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. But it's more than that, isn't it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you've said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That's the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a tellar but for want of an understanding ear.” 
― Stephen KingDifferent Seasons


Gladys said...

Oh jeebus. That says it, right there.

jessie said...

Wow, Q. Thanks for sharing this. He really is a brilliant man. These words sum up how I've been feeling lately, and helps to see someone else express them.

Vanci said...

Lovely quote and concept, thank you for posting.


vicariousrising said...

I recently reread King's book On Writing.

He's number one on my list of famous people I'd like to hang out with. I saw him play guitar before a book speech in NH. He wasn't remarkable. But he chose Don't Fear the Reaper as his song.

Jonsi said...

Oh fuck yeah.

I fucking love the fuck out of Stephen King. He's so awesome.

q1605 said...

Fuck yes Jonsi. Fuck yes.

mulderfan said...

Great quote. Pretty well covers what happens when you bare your soul to an asshole.

vicariousrising said...

(Hiding in a corner because this dumbass bared her soul to an asshole)

Stephen King rules.