"Most fears are basic: fear of the dark, fear of going down in the basement, fear of weird sounds, fear that somebody is waiting for you in your closet. Those kinds of things stay with you no matter what age."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."R. L. Stine on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."R. L. Stine on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."R. L. Stine on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."R. L. Stine on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."R. L. Stine on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Everything that has happened to me has been amazing and surprising."
"I've never dreamed of a story idea. I have such boring dreams."
"I always just wanted to be funny. I never really planned to be scary."
"I started writing when I was 9 years old. I was like this weird kid who would just stay in my room, typing little funny magazines and drawing comic strips."
"I'm obsessed with radio. It's a good start to Sunday morning."