Under The Dome

Pity was not love, Barbie reflected… but if you were a child, giving clothes to someone who was naked had to be a step in the right direction.

Stephen King, Under The Dome

… no amount of after-the-fact sorrow could ever atone for joy taken in destruction, whether it was burning ants or shooting prisoners.

Stephen King, Under The Dome

God turned out to be a bunch of little kids playing Interstellar X-Box. Isn’t that funny?

Stephen King, Under The Dome

In a Spielberg movie, it’s the smart kid who’d come up with the last-minute solution, isn’t that right?

Stephen King, Under The Dome

He began with a question everybody asks when calling a cell phone. “Where are you?”

Stephen King, Under The Dome

If you don’t control your temper, your temper will control you.

Stephen King, Under The Dome

America’s two great specialties are demagogues and rock and roll, and we’ve all heard plenty of both in our time.

Stephen King, Under the Dome

Denial gives way to acceptance; acceptance breeds dependence. Anyone who’s ever cared for a terminal patient will tell you that, too. Sick people need someone who will bring them their pills and glasses of cold sweet juice to wash them down with. They need someone to soothe their aching joints with arnica gel. They need someone to sit with them when the night is dark and the hours stretch out. They need someone to say, Sleep now, it will be better in the morning. I’m here, so sleep. Sleep now. Sleep and let me take care of everything.

Stephen King, Under the Dome

He told himself that everything was fine — he only had to look at the sleeping dog on the floor if he doubted — but in the middle of the night it was hard to be an optimist. When the dawn was still long hours away, bad thoughts took on flesh and began to walk. In the middle of the night thoughts became zombies.

Stephen King, Under The Dome

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