Stephen King

portrait of Stephen King

Stephen King signature
387

Born: 21 September 1947, Portland, Maine

At two, Stephen's father stepped out to get a pack of cigarettes, and has not been seen since. He started writing at age eleven, working with his brother Dave to turn out a mimeographed newspaper they sold for a nickel. His first story was published in a magazine when he was still in high school. After graduating from college he attempted to write, but was unable to find a market so he fell back on teaching. He started a story and threw it away in disgust, and only continued when his wife Tabitha found it in the trash and insisted he keep at it; that was Carrie. The paperback rights alone brought him $200,000 and he quit teaching. In 1999 he was hit by a passing van and only lived because of heroic efforts at the trauma center and a long series of surgeries. In addition to the horror titles he is best known for, I find his "On Writing" to be an important addition to my bookshelf.

Biography from Wikipedia

Additional quotes from Wikiquote. Wikiquote entries are "sourced" and may include items longer than those included here, particularly for poets, lyricists, and dramatists.

Stephen King quotes:

Quotes found: 80 — (15 per page, this is page 1 of 6) 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next


Click here to find books by Stephen King at Amazon.com

Quotes found : 80 — (15 per page, this is page 1 of 6) 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next

Please report any problems on this page! If you see any typos, incorrect attributions, deformed characters, or any other problem with this page, we want to fix it as soon as possible. Please click here to report errors.

Feel free to search through 126,939 quotes.
    by text
 by author

Note: Do not use titles in author searches, we don't use them, including president, senator, prime minister, king, queen, saint, or doctor, or abbreviations thereof. See explanation here.