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Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: You find the present tense and the past perfect


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Payback is a bitch, and the bitch is back.
STEPHEN KING
For God's sake, Larry, grow up. Develop a little self-righteousness. A lot of that is an ugly thing,...
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Look', she said. It's going to be a beautiful sunset. Shall we stay out and watch it?'
'All ri...
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I love you too much to lie to you, Lisey. I love you with all that passes for my heart. I suspect th...
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One of the really bad things you can do to your writing is to dress up the vocabulary, looking for l...
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I wouldn't have missed a single minute of it, Not for the whole world.
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Time's the thief of memory
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I like to get ten pages a day, which amounts to 2,000 words. That’s 180,000 words over a three-mon...
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You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to yo...
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Writing isn't about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In...
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Case closed, game over, zip up your fly.
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Seven, Richie thought. That's the magic number. There has to be seven of us. That's the way it's sup...
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The pain wasn’t tidal. That was the lesson of the dream which was really a memory. The pain only a...
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Just don't expect to get what you want unless we decide its what you need - this isn't a hotel.
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Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of regard
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In nightmares we can think the worst. That's what they're for, I guess.
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Do the day and let the day do you.
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French is the language that turns dirt into romance.
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Your hair is winter fire,
January embers.
My heart burns there, too.
-Stephen King, I...
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Kill you all!" The clown was laughing and screaming. "Try to stop me and I'll kill you all! Drive yo...
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He said it was as if Tommy had produced a key which fit a cage in the back of his mind, a cage like ...
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Tied to my reading lamp was a single balloon. Filled with helium, it floated in a morning sunray whi...
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It's alright to feel fear, but sometimes a very bad idea to show it.
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Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tool...
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Some werewolves are hairy on the inside.
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It's probably wrong to believe there can be any limit to the horror which the human mind can experie...
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When it comes to the past, everyone writes fiction.
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Drive away and try to keep smiling. Get a little rock and roll on the radio and go toward all the li...
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Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.
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The U.S. economy is continuing to weaken. We are bearish over the next few months. The beige book co...
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