"The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them - words shrink things that seemed limitless..." - Opening paragraph, The Body (Stand By Me)
`The man in black fled across the desert, and the Gunslinger followed' - opening line of Dark Tower I - The Gunslinger
"I hope the Pacific is as blue as is has been in my dreams. I hope." - Red, the end of Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
"The thing under my bed waiting to grab my ankle isn't real. I know that, and I also know that if I'm careful to keep my foot under the covers, it will never be able to grab my ankle." - Stephen King, in the foreword of Night Shift.
"That wasn't any act of God. That was an act of pure human fuckery." - Larry Underwood, The Stand
"There are some huge rats in the walls, by the sound." - Boone, Jerusalem's Lot (Night Shift)
`Cujo knew he was too old to chase rabbits.' - Cujo, p17 Viking Hardcover
"You're dead, George. You just don't have the sense to lie down." - Thad Beaumont, The Dark Half, p226.
"It's a long walk back to Eden, dear, so don't sweat the small stuff." - Carolyn (remembered by Ralph), Insomnia.
"It would perhaps not be amiss to point out that he had always tried to be a good dog. He had tried to do all the things his MAN and his WOMAN, and most of all his BOY, had asked or expected of him. He would have died for them, if that had been required. He had never wanted to kill anybody. He had been struck by something, possibly destiny, or fate, or only a degenerative nerve disease called rabies. Free will was not a factor." - Cujo, second to last paragraph.
"What kind of world was it where God would trap a person like a bug in a puddle of gasoline? A world that deserved to burn, that was what." - The Stand, chapter 34.
"As Confucious once said, five hundred million Red Chinese don't give a shit." - King, last page of the Afterword in The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger.
"The world is coming down around our ears and you're sticking at a few vampires." - Ben Mears, 'Salem's Lot, Part 2, Chapter 5.
"For want of a nail the kingdom was lost." - Eyes of the Dragon, page before the main story starts.
"Understand Death? Sure. That was when the monsters got you." Mark Petrie, 'Salem's Lot, p139
"Go then, there are other worlds than these." - Jake Chalmers, (The Gunslinger, Dark Tower)