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Gerald's Game

Stephen King

Top 10 Best Quotes

“If anyone ever asks you what panic is, now you can tell them: an emotional blank spot that leaves you feeling as if you've been sucking on a mouthful of pennies.”

“Sometimes it takes heart to write about a thing, doesn't it? To let that thing out of the room way in the back of your mind and put it up there on the screen.”

“Words had a way of creating their own imperatives.”

“When all the normal patterns and routines of a person’s life fell apart—and with such shocking suddenness—you had to find something you could hold onto, something that was both sane and predictable.”

“People are almost always safe from ghosts and ghouls and the living dead in daylight, and they're usually safe from them at night if they're with others, but when a person is alone in the dark, all bets are off. Men and women alone in the dark are like open doors, Jessie, and if they call out or scream for help, who knows what dread things may answer? Who knows what some men and women have seen in the hour of their solitary deaths? Is it so hard to believe that some of them may have died of fear, no matter what the words on the death certificates say?”

“men were not so much gifted with penises as cursed with them.”

“Listening to it was like having a mud-slimed piece of silk drawn lightly back and forth across her face.”

“Some nightmares never completely ended.”

“It was as if the body disdained memory... or refused the responsibility of it.”

“They ought to make it a law that you have to get a license, or at least a learner’s permit, before you’re allowed to talk. Until you pass your Talker’s Test, you should have to be a mute.”

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Book Keywords:

humor, memory

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