Stephen King

Fate or coincidence? #StephenKing

“But sometimes a person who fits none of these categories comes into your life. This is the joker who pops out of the deck at odd intervals over the years, often during a moment of crisis. In the movies this sort of character is known as the fifth business, or the change agent. When he turns up in a film, you know he’s there because the screenwriter put him there. But who is screenwriting our lives? Fate or coincidence?”  

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People change; sometimes they go up the ladder and sometimes they go down. Those descending are frequently aided by various substances.

Stephen King – Revival

Stephen King

The brain doesn’t age #StephenKing #Revival

“When I was a teenager, I looked at over-fifties with pity and unease: they walked too slow, they talked too slow, they watched TV instead of going out to movies and concerts, their idea of a great party was hotpot with the neighbors and tucked into bed after the eleven o’clock news. But—like most other fifty-, sixty-, and seventysomethings who are in relative good health—I didn’t mind it so much when my turn came. Because the brain doesn’t age, although its ideas about the world may harden and there’s a greater tendency to run off at the mouth about how things were in the good old days.”

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“Reverend was right about one thing:: People always want a reason for the bad things in life. Sometimes there ain’t one.”

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“Frightened people live in their own special hell. You could say they make it themselves, but they can’t help it. It’s the way they’re built. They deserve sympathy and compassion.”

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“People have many ways to be lousy to one another, as you’ll find out when you’re older, but I think that all bad behavior stems from plain old selfishness.”

Stephen King – Revival

Stephen King

Parto in casa – Stephen King

“Nessuna di loro due sapeva, ma entrambe lo sentivano -sentivano con certezza – che lui aveva avuto ragione su di loro. Adesso che non c’era più, avevano bisogno di lui. Erano soltanto due donne, e avevano bisogno che lui dicesse loro non solo cosa fare, ma anche come farlo. Non ne parlavano perchè ne erano imbarazzate, ma la verità era quella: non avevano la più pallida idea di cosa sarebbe successo adesso. E il pensiero che fossero prigioniere delle idee ristrette e misere aspettative che albergavano nella testa del fu George Sullivan non attraversava nemmeno la loro mente”.