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Before drifting away entirely, he found himself reflecting – not for the first time – on the peculiarity of adults. They tool laxatives, liquor, or sleeping pills to drive away their terrors so that sleep would come, and their terrors were so tame and domestic: the job, the money, what the teacher will think if I can’t get Jennie nicer clothes, does my wife still love me, who are my friends. They were pallid compared to the fears every child lies cheek and jowl with in his dark bed, with no one to confess to in hope of perfect understanding but another child. There is no group therapy or psychiatry or community social services for the child who must cope with the thing under the bed or in the cellar every night, the thing which leers and capers and threatens just beyond the point where vision will reach. The same lonely battle must be fought night after night and the only cure is the eventual ossification of the imaginary faculties, and this is called adulthood.

Stephen King, Salem’s Lot

Good friends are hard to find and impossible to forget.

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

I’m so happy with my family, my career and my friends, and I’d like for them to be here forever, so I guess loss is what scares me the most.

Jared Padalecki

I guess the thing is that we remained huge friends after the original Phantom movie, when we decided it wouldn’t take place and we just saw each other socially over the years so we were friends.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Every time. Every fucking time. “Buy three ounces of weed, Sidney.” Oh yes, sir. “Shove a bag of pills up your ass, Sidney.” Oh, right away. “Come help me save some random bint.” Oh, could I? What have we learned, Sidney? Your friends are shitheads.

Sid, Skins

Hug and kiss whoever helped get you – financially, mentally, morally, emotionally – to this day. Parents, mentors, friends, teachers. If you’re too uptight to do that, at least do the old handshake thing, but I recommend a hug and a kiss. Don’t let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone.

Stephen King

Maybe, he thought, there aren’t any such things as good or bad friends – maybe there are just friends, people who stand by you when you’re hurt and who help you feel not so lonely. Maybe they’re always worth being scared for, and hoping for, and living for. Maybe worth dying for, too, if that’s what has to be. No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.

Stephen King, It

In the end all books are written for your friends. The problem after writing One Hundred Years of Solitude was that now I no longer know whom of the millions of readers I am writing for; this upsets and inhibits me. It’s like a million eyes are looking at you and you don’t really know what they think.

Gabriel García Márquez

I know my friends, family and fans know the person I am. Hearing adults spread lies and rumors is part of their job I guess. But all I have to say is… kill them with kindness.

Justin Bieber

My best advice for writers is: Have your adventures, make your mistakes, and choose your friends poorly — all these make for great stories.

Chuck Palahniuk

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