"Talent in cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Stephen King on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Stephen King on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Stephen King on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Stephen King on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Stephen King on Maya Angelou
"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."
"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."
"But I think talent as a writer is hard-wired in, it's all there, at least the basic elements of it. You can't change it any more than you can choose whether to be right handed or left handed."
"We like to think about how smart we are. But I think talent as a writer is hard-wired in, it's all there, at least the basic elements of it. You can't change it any more than you can choose whether to be right handed or left handed."
"I never saw any of my dad's stories. My mother said he had piles and piles of manuscripts."