Quotes from Mr. Mercedes

Stephen King ·  436 pages

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“Every religion lies. Every moral precept is a delusion. Even the stars are a mirage. The truth is darkness, and the only thing that matters is making a statement before one enters it. Cutting the skin of the world and leaving a scar. That’s all history is, after all: scar tissue.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“Life is a crap carnival with shit prizes.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“Rich people can be generous, even the ones with bloodcurdling political views can be generous, but most believe in generosity on their own terms, and underneath (not so deep, either), they’re always afraid someone is going to steal their presents and eat their birthday cake.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“Creepy as hell. You ever see that TV movie about the clown in the sewer?”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“Never tell a lie when you can tell the truth.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“Most people are sheep and sheep don't eat meat”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“Everybody likes the ice cream man.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“When you gaze into the abyss, Nietzsche wrote, the abyss also gazes into you.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“How cruel would a supreme being have to be to make a world as fucked-up as this one?”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“Any system created by the mind of man can be hacked by the mind of man.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“Hodges has read there are wells in Iceland so deep you can drop a stone down them and never hear the splash. He thinks some human souls are like that.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“Hodges remembers an old saying: even on the darkest day, the sun shines on some dog’s ass.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“even on the darkest day, the sun shines on some dog’s ass.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“That’s all history is, after all: scar tissue.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“[E]ighty percent of success is just showing up.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“More coffee?” Hodges declines with a smile. Hot can only do so much for bad coffee.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“It’s easy—too easy—to either disbelieve or disregard someone you dislike.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“In a don’t-give-a-fuck world, he is about to become the ultimate don’t-give-a-fucker.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“It wasn't fair, but what is? Life is a crap carnival with shit prizes.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“That had to be the answer. When you heard hoofbeats, you didn't think zebras.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“What he knows now is that guilt isn’t the only reason people commit suicide. Sometimes you can just get bored with afternoon TV.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“Holly sighs. “I’m out of cigarettes, too.” “Those things will kill you,” Jerome says. She gives him a flat look. “Yes! That’s part of their charm.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“You can lead a whore to culture, but you can’t make her think.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“as if the cops expected the big gray sedan to start up by itself, like that old Plymouth in the horror movie,”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“I did something good for you just now. Before the sun goes down tonight, I want you to pass it on.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“College was for people who didn’t know they were smart.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“Any system created by the mind of man can be hacked by the mind of man. You feel me?”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


“Woody Allen was right: eighty percent of success is just showing up.”
― Stephen King, quote from Mr. Mercedes


About the author

Stephen King
Born place: in Portland, Maine, The United States
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