One of the most successful best-selling authors ever, Stephen King was a struggling writer for several years who was considered a failure in the eyes of society. His journey is the ever so classic story that symbolizes the power of persistence and grit. Upon graduating from university with a Bachelor of Arts, he seeked teaching jobs, while writing short stories for numerous magazines all while gaining a drinking problem that sidelined his productivity for over a decade. Finally he wrote his first novel which was rejected so many times that King collected the accompanying notes. Eventually he threw the draft in the garbage as he was heavily discouraged. Thankfully his wife encouraged him and retrieved the manuscript.
Stephen King has impressively sold over 350 million copies of his long list of books which range from horror to sci fi and suspense. In fact, the legendary author has wrote approximately 54 noels including over 200 short stories.
This list is comprised of the most intelligent Stephen King quotes that serve as motivation to anyone struggling to conquer their own dreams.
10 Inspirational Stephen King Quotes
“So I say to you, ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.” – Stephen King
“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” – Stephen King
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“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” – Stephen King
“Optimism is a perfectly legitimate response to failure.” – Stephen King
“A lot of us grow up and we grow out of the literal interpretation that we get when we’re children, but we bear the scars all our life. Whether they’re scars of beauty or scars of ugliness, it’s pretty much in the eye of the beholder.” – Stephen King
“Like anything else that happens on its own, the act of writing is beyond currency. Money is great stuff to have, but when it comes to the act of creation, the best thing is not to think of money too much. It constipates the whole process.” – Stephen King
“If a fear cannot be articulated, it can’t be conquered.” – Stephen King
“I have spent a good many years since―too many, I think―being ashamed about what I write. I think I was forty before I realized that almost every writer of fiction or poetry who has ever published a line has been accused by someone of wasting his or her God-given talent. If you write (or paint or dance or sculpt or sing, I suppose), someone will try to make you feel lousy about it, that’s all.” – Stephen King
Bonus Stephen King Quote:
“You have to stay faithful to what you’re working on.” – Stephen King
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