It Quotes( 77)

It Quotes

In this blog post, we will write a short review on the book IT by Stephen King. We also collected some of the most interesting IT quotes, so make sure you read those too!

IT, by Stephen King

Horror literature is a genre of literature with an extraordinary ability to scare its readers, to induce feelings of horror and terror. The story can be supernatural or non-supernatural. ” 

Stephen King is considered the father of this literary genre, bringing him to the highest heights of glory, perfecting him to the rank of art.

Yes, King is synonymous with this genre, because from my point of view he defined, promoted and made him famous and “IT” is the conclusive example.

It Quotes( 77)

The book is about a series of strange events that took place in the city of Derry in Maine, USA.

This city is known for its violent events, mysterious disappearances and aggressive and conflicted people, but a strange phenomenon happens once every 27 years, when many children disappear or are killed. 

What is certain is that Derry seems cursed, with a permanent black wave of crime, violence and bad things. “IT” is practically structured on 2 levels, Then (1958) and Now (1985).

Then he captures the story of 7 characters Bill, Richie, Eddie, Ben, Beverly, Stan and Mike and Now tells their whole story, given with a 27-year forward.

 It all starts with the murder of Bill’s brother, Georgie, a death that triggered the damn chain of events in Derry. In 1958, our heroes knew who committed these bloody crimes and even managed to defeat him.

After 27 years, the murderer has returned and the 7 characters have to face him again, because he started killing innocent people again and they are the only ones who can stop them.

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Who is this murderer? It has no name, it’s called the Monster or Pennywise or IT, a creature that has no gender.

It feeds on the fears of the victims, it likes children more and before it kills you it takes the form of your biggest nightmare. 

For 27 years he was in a state of hibernation, but now he has come out of the cradle, thirsty for blood and revenge on the group of 7 that defeated him in the past.

He noticed that being disguised as a clown attracts children, so he kept this disguise for a long time.

Hence the red balloons he offered them to lure them.

 Every time IT was described, I was made goosebumps, because Stephen King has a very good descriptive style, and fear makes you imagine many strange things…

The details are captured sometimes, maybe “more detailed” than necessary, but I’ve seen that it’s a trait that King has, and there’s a tendency to bore the reader a little bit, who probably often says, “I’ve read this once.”

Why a masterpiece? I think it’s a simple answer. 

First of all, we’re talking about Stephen King, and I don’t think he has a book that he wrote badly, or in an uninspired way, without a complex and extremely scary subject.

King’s fans know that he writes for a purpose, in every story or every story there is a message waiting to be discovered. 

The book abounds in obvious messages, not at all hidden, because it is not King’s style to hide behind style figures.

Abuse, murder, revenge, guilt, fear, discrimination or friendship are just some of the elements that come to the surface and surprise with their sincerity and the way they are told. 

“IT” is a tough book, sometimes maybe too hard, that follows a supernatural, cruel and ruthless universe and how 7 friends see each other again after a long time fighting again against a creature they apparently defeated 27 years ago. Years.

 Nothing is sweetened, everything is told “a la King” and I repeat, do not read it at night, it is not a good idea!

It Quotes( 77)

5 It Quotes

  1. “The face of the clown in the storm drain was white, there were funny tufts of red hair on either side of his bald head, and there was a big clown-smile painted over his mouth. If George had been inhabiting a later year, he would have surely thought of Ronald McDonald before Bozo or Clarabell.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “The girl, who was thirteen, had been found mutilated and frozen into the muddy earth. This had” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “According to the stories, you could go in there any night and see men close-dancing, rubbing their cocks” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “Shut up, candy-ass,” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “They felt right together; they fitted neatly against each other’s edges.” ― Stephen King, It

15 It Quotes

  1. “He climbed the stairs with slow deliberation, aware—too aware—of how hard his heart was working. Ka-boom, ka-thud. Ka-boom, ka-thud. Ka-boom, ka-thud. It made him nervous when he could feel his heart beating in his ears and wrists as well as in his chest. Sometimes when that happened he would imagine it not as a squeezing and loosening organ but as a big dial on the left side of his chest with the needle edging ominously into the red zone..” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “He wandered off into the stacks, pulling a book here and there, looking at it, putting it back. Choosing books was serious business. You had to be careful. If you were a grownup you could have as many as you wanted, but kids could only take out three at a time. If you picked a dud, you were stuck with it.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “Her hands twisted restlessly together like a pair of pink and hairless animals at play.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “hair Butch waxed so heavily that it seemed to scream up from his skull.” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “They float, ” it growled, “they float, Georgie, and when you’re down here with me, you’ll float, too—” – Stephen King, It
  4. “But who knows how long a grief may last? Isn’t it possible that, even thirty or forty years after the death of a child or a brother or a sister, one may half-waken, thinking of that person with that same lost emptiness, that feeling of places which may never be filled . . . perhaps not even in death?” ― Stephen King, It
  5. “Why are they crying so far apart?” ― Stephen King, It
  6. “Your friend the Turtle… He died a few years ago. The old idiot puked inside his shell and choked to death on a galaxy or two. Very sad, don’t you think? But also quite bizarre.” ― Stephen King, It
  7. “It did not want new things, ever. It wanted only to eat and sleep and dream and eat again.” ― Stephen King, It
  8. “You may be sorry later, but you’ll find them, and once a thing is found it can’t be unfound, can it?” ― Stephen King, It
  9. “Ben Hanscom… feels the wall of time grow suddenly thin; some terrible/wonderful peristalsis has begun to take place. He thinks: My God, I am being digested by my own past.” ― Stephen King, It
  10. “If you find a footnote,” a library-science prof once told a class of which I was a part, “step on its head and kill it before it can breed.” ― Stephen King, It
  11. “The smile was ghastly, horrible. It was like watching a corpse smile.” ― Stephen King, It
  12. “Perhaps at the end, when the masks of horror were laid aside, there was nothing with which the human mind could not cope.” ― Stephen King, It
  13. “If someone had asked him, “Ben, are you lonely? , ” he would have looked at that someone with real surprise. The question had never even occurred to him. He had no friends, but he had his books and his dreams;” ― Stephen King, It
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20 It Quotes

  1. “once a thing is found it can’t be unfound, can it?” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “That’s all I can tell you. once you get into cosmological stuff like this, you got to throw away the instruction manual.” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “If life teaches anything at all, it teaches that there are so many happy endings that the man who believes there is no God needs his rationality called into serious question.” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “God loved rocks, houseflies, weeds, and poor people above all the rest of His creations, and that’s why He made so many of them.” ― Stephen King, It
  5. “So exquisitely slopped that he didn’t know if he was on land or at sea.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “Your hair is winter fire

January embers

my heart burns there, too” ― Stephen King, It

  1. “The strings that bind you tight to the map of your life,” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “Grownups are the real monsters,” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “He touches his wife’s smooth back as she sleeps her warm sleep and dreams her own dreams; he thinks that it is good to be a child, but it is also good to be grownup and able to consider the mystery of childhood . . . its beliefs and desires.” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “You see, politics always change. Stories never do.” ― Stephen King, It
  5. “The sky of the color of ashes in the east and embers in the west.” ― Stephen King, It
  6. “Here was the same murmuring quiet, broken only by an occasional whisper, the faint thud of a librarian stamping books or overdue notices, the hushed riffle of newspaper or magazine pages being turned. He loved the quality of the light as much now as then. It slanted through the high windows, gray as a pigeon’s wing on this rainy afternoon, a light that was somehow somnolent and dozy.” ― Stephen King, It
  7. “In Derry such forgetting of tragedy and disaster was almost an art, as Bill Denbrough would come to discover in the course of time.” ― Stephen King, It
  8. “Patrick Hockstetter, a boy who had disappeared in July of 1958, and there were worms crawling in and out of Patrick Hockstetter’s cheeks, and that gassy, awful smell was coming from inside of Patrick Hockstetter, and in that dream that was more memory than dream he had looked to one side and had seen two schoolbooks that were fat with moisture and overgrown with green mold: Roads to Everywhere, and Understanding Our America.” ― Stephen King, It
  9. “I turned off my tape-recorder and just sat looking at him for a moment, this strange time-traveller from the year 1890 or so, who remembered when there were no cars, no electric lights, no airplanes, no state of Arizona.” ― Stephen King, It
  10. “while, as we did before, with a broken circle. I think It will kill us, one by one by one, and probably in some extremely horrible ways. As children we made a complete circle in some way I don’t understand even now. I think that, if we agree to” ― Stephen King, It
  11. “You know when your feet get wet you always get a cold, Eddie—you’re not like other people, you have a very weak system, you have to be careful. That’s why you must always wear your rubbers when it rains.” ― Stephen King, It
  12. “Pain skewered his guts again, and fresh blood squirted out into his hand. It felt like warm jelly. He put his head back” ― Stephen King, It
  13. “Loosen up, ” Mr. Keene said again. “Most of your trouble, Eddie, comes from being so tight and stiff all the time. Take your asthma, for instance. Look here.” ― Stephen King, It
  14. “The energy you drew on so extravagantly when you were a kid, the energy you thought would never exhaust itself – that slipped away somewhere between eighteen and twenty-four, to be replaced by something much duller, something as bogus as a coke high: purpose, maybe, or goals, or whatever rah-rah Junior Chamber of Commerce word you wanted to use.” ― Stephen King, It
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25 It Quotes

  1. “The terror, which would not end for another 28 years-if it ever did end-began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “God favors drunks, small children, and the cataclysmically stoned…” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “In this universe there might grow roses which sing.” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “There was power in that music, a power which seemed to most rightfully belong to all the skinny kids, fat kids, ugly kids, shy kids—the world’s losers, in short.” ― Stephen King, It
  5. “When I die, I guess I’ll go with a library card in one hand and an OVERDUE stamp in the other. Well, maybe there’s worse ways.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “You could start at a path leading nowhere more fantastic than from your own front steps to the sidewalk, and from there you could go… well, anywhere at all.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “I don’t understand this at all. I don’t understand any of this. Why does a story have to be socio-anything? Politics… culture… history… aren’t those natural ingredients in any story, if it’s told well? I mean…’ He looks around, sees hostile eyes, and realizes dimly that they see this as some sort of attack. Maybe it even is. They are thinking, he realizes, that maybe there is a sexist death merchant in their midst. ‘I mean… can’t you guys just let a story be a story?” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “Not all boats which sail into darkness never find the sun again, or the hand of another child; if life teaches anything at all, it teaches that there are so many happy endings that man who believes there is no God needs his rationality called into serious question.” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “Maybe people really don’t change as much as we think. Maybe they just… maybe they just stiffen up.” ― Stephen King, It
  5. “I think that, even if we forget each other, we’ll remember in our dreams.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “Even at eleven, he had observed that things turned out right a ridiculous amount of the time.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “Disquiet and desire. What you want and what you’re scared to try for. Where you’ve been and where you want to go. Something in a rock-and-roll song about wanting the girl, the car, the place to stand and be. Oh please God can you dig it.” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “She laughed at the stars, frightened but free, her terror as sharp as pain and as sweet as a ripe October apple” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “They’ll float,” it growled, “they float, Georgie, and when you’re down here with me, you’ll float, too-” ― Stephen King, It
  5. “In the stutter-flashes of light, the clouds look like huge transparent brains filled with bad thoughts.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “And, of course, one of the great true facts of the world is this: for every old-timer who dies, there’s a new old-timer coming along. And a good story never dies; it is always passed down.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “The sun was a molten coin burning a circle in the low-hanging overcast, surrounded by a fairy-ring of moisture.” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “They float, they all float… and when you’re down here with me, fat boy, you’ll float too.” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “But who knows how long a grief may last? Isn’t it possible that, even thirty or forty years after the death of a child or a brother or a sister, one may half waken, thinking of that person with the same lost emptiness, that feeling of places which may never be filled… not even in death?” ― Stephen King, It
  5. “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. 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
  1. “The kid in you just leaked out, like the air out of a tire. And one day you looked in the mirror and there was a grownup looking back at you.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “The exhilaration was hard to explain. It was a lonely feeling — a somehow melancholy feeling. He was outside; he passed on the wings of the wind, and none of the people beyond the brightly lighted squares of their windows saw him. They were inside, inside where there was light and warmth. They didn’t know he had passed them; only he knew. It was a secret thing.” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “hey, you’re never too old to rock and roll” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “But a spider was, after all, only a spider. Perhaps at the end, when the masks of horror were laid aside, there was nothing with which the human mind could not cope.” ― Stephen King, It
  5. “OH! I BELIEVE IN ALL OF THOSE THINGS!” he shouted, and it was true: even at eleven he had observed that things turned out right a ridiculous amount of the time.” ― Stephen King, It
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35 It Quotes 

  1. “So drive away quickly, drive away while the last of the light slips away, drive away from Derry, from memory…but not from desire. That stays, the bright cameo of all we were and all we believed as children, all that shone in our eyes even when we were lost and the wind blew in the night.

Drive away and try to keep smiling.

Get a little rock and roll on the radio and go toward all the life there is with all the courage you can and all the belief you can muster.

Be true, be brave, stand.

All the rest is darkness.” ― Stephen King, It

  1. “Magic would not work on Henry. He was too stupid.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “But there was only that silence, as in the five or ten minutes before a vicious thundersquall strikes, when the purple heads stack up in the sky overhead and the light turns a queer purple-yellow and the wind dies completely.” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “He thought that fat boys were probably only allowed to love pretty girls inside. If he told anyone how he felt (not that he had anyone to tell), that person would probably laugh until he had a heart-attack.” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “The boat dipped and swayed and sometimes took on water, but it did not sink; the two brothers had waterproofed it well. I do not know where it finally fetched up, if it ever did; perhaps it reached the sea and sails there forever, like a magic boat in a fairytale. All I know is that it was still afloat and still running on the breast of the flood when it passed the incorporated town limits of Derry, Maine, and there it passes out of this tale forever.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “so here he sits one drunk —— in a puclic libary after closing, with the book open in front of me and the bottle of Old Kentucky on my left. ‘Tell the truth and shame the devil,’ my mom used to say , but she forgot to tell me that sometimes you can’t shame Mr Splitfoot sober. The Irish know, but of course they’re God’s white —– and who knows maybe they’re a step ahead.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “Kids, fiction is the truth inside the lie, and the truth of this fiction is simple enough: the magic exists. S.K.” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “The fears of children were simpler and usually more powerful. The fears of children could often be summoned up in a single face… and if bait were needed, why, what child did not love a clown?” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “Sometimes home is where the heart is, Eddie thought randomly. I believe that. Old Bobby Frost said home’s the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. Unfortunately, it’s also the place where, once you’re in there, they don’t ever want to let you out.” ― Stephen King, It
  5. “A frightening possibility suddenly occurred to him: maybe sometimes things didn’t just go wrong and then stop; maybe sometimes they just kept going wrong and wronger until everything was totally messed up.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “But I’m going, because all I’ve ever gotten and all I have now is somehow due to what we did then, and you pay for what you get in this world. Maybe that’s why God made us kids first and built us close to the ground, because He knows you gotta fall down a lot and bleed a lot before you learn that one simple lesson. You pay for what you get, you own what you pay for . . . and sooner or later whatever you own comes back home to you.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “This tune is called “What She Doesn’t Know Won’t Hurt Her “. ” But it hurts somewhere. In the spaces between people, maybe.” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “I discovered news of old horrors in old books; read intelligence of old atrocities in old periodicals; always in the back of my mind, every day a bit louder, I heard the seashell drone of some growing, coalescing force; I seemed to smell the bitter ozone aroma of lightings-to-come.” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “C-C-Can you get bones in your buh-buh-brain?’ Bill asked. This was turning into the most interesting conversation he’d had in weeks.” ― Stephen King, It
  5. “If there are ten thousand medieval peasants who create vampires by believing them real, there may be one–probably a child–who will imagine the stake necessary to kill it. But a stake is only stupid wood; the mind is the mallet which drives it home.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “Bill thought, why are they crying so far apart?” ― Stephen King (Author), It
  2. “George, I’m sorry!” he cried through his tears. “I’m sorry, I’m sorry, please, I’m suh-suh-SORRY—” And then they were around him, his friends, and no one lit a match, and someone held him, he didn’t know who, Beverly maybe, or maybe Ben, or Richie. They were with him, and for that little while the darkness was kind.” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “If you find a footnote, ” a library-science prof once told a class of which I was a part, “step on its head and kill it before it can breed.” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “If fiction and politics ever really do become interchangeable, I’m going to kill myself, because I won’t know what else to do. You see, politics always change. Stories never do.” ― Stephen King, It
  5. “If someone had asked him, “Ben, are you lonely? , ” he would have looked at that someone with real surprise. The question had never even occurred to him. He had no friends, but he had his books and his dreams…” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “I can sense those memories . . . waiting to be born. They’re like clouds filled with rain. Only this rain would be very dirty. The plants that grew after a rain like that would be monsters.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “Your hair is Winter fire

January embers

My heart burns there too” ― Stephen King, It

  1. “Looking up at that starry sky gave him the creeps: it was too big, too black. It was all too possible to imagine it turning blood-red, all too possible to imagine a Face forming in lines of fire.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “If being a kid is about learning how to live, then being an adult is about learning how to die.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “In nightmares we can think the worst. That’s what they’re for, I guess.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “Guys like Henry and his buddies were an accident waiting to happen; the little kids’ version of floods or tornadoes or gallstones.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “The energy you drew on so extravagantly when you were a kid, the energy you thought would never exhaust itself — that slipped away somewhere between eighteen and twenty-four, to be replaced by something much duller, something as bogus as coke high: purpose, maybe, or goals, or whatever rah-rah Junior Chamber of Commerce word you wanted to use. It was no big deal; it didn’t go all at once with a bang. And maybe, Richie thought, that’s the scary part. How you don’t stop being a kid all at once, with a big explosive bang, like one of that clown’s trick balloons with the Burma-Shave slogans on the sides. The kid in you just leaked out, like the air out of a tire. And one day you looked in the mirror and there was a grownup looking back at you. You could go on wearing blue-jeans, you could keep going to Springsteen and Seger concerts, you could dye your hair, but that was a grownup’s face in the mirror just the same. It all happened while you were asleep, maybe, like a visit from a Tooth Fairy.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “The most important things are the hardest things to say, because words diminish them…” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “I think it was the first real pain I ever felt in my life…It wasn’t what I thought it would be at all. It didn’t put an end to me as a person. I think…it gave me a basis for comparison, finding out you could still exist inside the pain, in SPITE of the pain.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “Maybe, he thought, there aren’t any such things as good friends 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
  1. “Maybe this isn’t home, nor ever was- maybe home is where I have to go tonight. Home is the place where when you go there, you have to finally face the thing in the dark.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “Finest kind of dope. Book-Valium. No more heebie-jeebies. No more whim-whams” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “He reached out with one bird-claw hand. He closed it around my wrist and I could feel the hot cancer that was loose and raving through his body, eating anything and everything left that was still good to eat.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “But it is perhaps not such a good idea to look back — all the stories say so. Look what happened to Lot’s wife. Best not to look back. Best to believe there will be happily ever after all the way around — and so there may be; who is to say there will not be such endings?” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “Nothing lasts forever,’ Richie repeated. He looked up at Bill, and Bill saw tears cut slowly through the dirt on Richie’s cheeks.
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40 It Quotes

  1. “We lie best when we lie to ourselves.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “Your hair is winter fire

January embers

My heart burns there, too.” ― Stephen King, It

  1. “Maybe there aren’t any such things as good friends 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
  1. “We all float down here!” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “Calling it a simple schoolgirl crush was like saying a Rolls-Royce was a vehicle with four wheels, something like a hay-wagon. She did not giggle wildly and blush when she saw him, nor did she chalk his name on trees or write it on the walls of the Kissing Bridge. She simply lived with his face in her heart all the time, a kind of sweet, hurtful ache. She would have died for him..” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “Eddie discovered one of his childhood’s great truths. Grownups are the real monsters, he thought.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “Drive away and try to keep smiling. Get a little rock and roll on the radio and go toward all the life there is with all the courage you can find and all the belief you can muster. Be true, be brave, stand.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “Come on back and we’ll see if you remember the simplest thing of all – how it is to be children, secure in belief and thus afraid of the dark.” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “What can be done when you’re eleven can often never be done again.” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “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
  1. “Everything’s a lot tougher when it’s for real. That’s when you choke. When it’s for real.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “Swear to me, swear to me that if it isn’t dead you’ll all come back.” –  Stephen King, It
  3. “The turtle couldn’t help us.” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “A child blind from birth doesn’t even know he’s blind until someone tells him. Even then he has only the most academic idea of what blindness is; only the formerly sighted have a real grip on the thing. Ben Hanscom had no sense of being lonely because he had never been anything but. If the condition had been new, or more localized, he might have understood, but loneliness both encompassed his life and overreached it.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “It’s offense you maybe can’t live with because it opens up a crack inside your thinking, and if you look down into it you see there are evil things down there, and they have little yellow eyes that don’t blink, and there’s a stink down there in that dark and after a while you think maybe there’s a whole other universe where a square moon rises in the sky, and the stars laugh in cold voices, and some of the triangles have four sides, and some have five, and some have five raised to the fifth power of sides. In this universe there might grow roses which sing. Everything leads to everything, he would have told them if he could. Go to your church and listen to your stories about Jesus walking on the water, but if I saw a guy doing that I’d scream and scream and scream. Because it wouldn’t look like a miracle to me. It would look like an offense.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “Politics always change. Stories never do.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “You can’t be careful on a skateboard.” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “Oh Christ, he groaned to himself, if this is the stuff adults have to think about I never want to grow up” ― Stephen King, It
  5. “I’m the Turtle, son. I made the universe, but please don’t blame me for it; I had a belly-ache.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “Home is the place where when you go there, you have to finally face the thing in the dark.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “The energy you drew on so extravagantly when you were a kid, the energy you thought would never exhaust itself – that slipped away somewhere between eighteen and twenty-four, to be replaced by something much duller, something as bogus as a coke high: purpose, maybe, or goals, or whatever rah-rah Junior Chamber of Commerce word you wanted to use. It was no big deal; it didn’t go all at once, with a bang. And maybe, Richie thought, that’s the scary part. How you didn’t stop being a kid all at once, with a big explosive bang, like one of that clown’s trick balloons. The kid in you just leaked out, like the air of a tire.” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “Want a balloon?” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “Seven, Richie thought. That’s the magic number. There has to be seven of us. That’s the way it’s supposed to be.” ― Stephen King, It
  5. “It was easier to be brave when you were someone else.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “You pay for what you get, you own what you pay for… and sooner or later whatever you own comes back home to you.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “once you get into cosmological stuff like this, you got to throw away the instruction manual” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “I started after him…and the clown looked back. I saw Its eyes, and all at once I understood who It was.”

“Who was it, Don?” Harold Gardner asked softly.

“It was Derry,” Don Hagarty said. “It was this town.” ― Stephen King, It

  1. “You don’t have to look back to see those children; part of your mind will see them forever. They are not necessarily the best part of you, but they were once the repository of all you could become.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “Kill you all!” The clown was laughing and screaming. “Try to stop me and I’ll kill you all! Drive you crazy and then kill you all! You can’t stop me!” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “But still, sometimes, in the heart of winter when the light outside seemed yellow- sleepy, like a cat curled up on a sofa…” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “My heart’s with you, Bill, no matter how it turns out. My heart is with all of them, and I think that, even if we forget each other, we’ll remember in our dreams.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “stop now before i kill you

a word to the wise from your friend

PENNYWISE ” ― Stephen King, It

  1. “Adults are the real monsters.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “I loved you guys, you know.

I loved you so much.” ― Stephen King, It

  1. “Drive away and try to keep smiling. Get a little rock and roll on the radio and go toward all the life there is with all the courage you can find and all the belief you can muster. Be true, be brave, stand. All the rest is darkness.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “The first real terror struck him then, and there was nothing supernatural about it. It was only a realization of how easy it was to trash your life. That was what was so scary. You just dragged the fan up to everything you had spent the years raking together and turned the .” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “Maybe, in the end it’s the voice that tells the stories more than the stories themselves that matters.” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “For a moment he felt a wild hope: perhaps this really was a nightmare. Perhaps he would awake in his own bed, bathed in sweat, shaking, maybe even crying . . . but alive. Safe. Then he pushed the thought away. Its charm was deadly, its comfort fatal.” ― Stephen King, It
  5. “Mrs. Cole was a perfect democrat. She hated all kids equally.” ― Stephen King, It
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50 It Quotes

  1. ‘Except maybe for love,’ Ben said.

‘And desire,’ Beverly said.” ― Stephen King, It

  1. “He sat there studiously bent over his work (Bill saw him), which lay in a slant of crisp white winterlight, his face sober and absorbed, knowing that to be a librarian was to come as close as any human being can to sitting in the peak-seat of eternity’s engine.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “Bill could smell Its breath and it was a smell like exploded animals lying on the highway at midnight.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “no man really knows another man’s heart,” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “I remember that I wanted to kill It,’ Bill said, and for the first time (and ever after) he heard the pronoun gain proper-noun status in his own voice.” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years–if it ever did end–began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain.” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “Real loneliness was a smeary red: the color of the taillights of the car ahead of you reflected on a wet hot-top in a driving rain.” ― Stephen King, It
  5. “My father, ” she said, pronouncing it fadder, and Beverly saw that her dress had also changed. It had become a scabrous, peeling black. The cameo was a skull, its jaw hung in a diseased gape. “His name was Robert Gray, better known as Bob Gray, better known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Although that was not his name, either. But he did love his joke, my fadder.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “Rivers of wrinkles flowing down from the corners of the eyes and mouth.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “I’m back, Eddie! the asthma yelled gleefully. I’m back and oh, I dunno, this time I just might kill ya! Why not? Gotta do it sometime, you know! Can’t mess around with you forever! Eddie’s chest surged and pulled. He groped for the aspirator, found it, pointed it down his throat, and pulled the trigger. Then he sat back in the tall Amtrak seat, shivering, waiting for relief, thinking of the dream from which he had just awakened.” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “I am led irresistibly to this conclusion: food may be life, but the source of power is faith, not food. And who is more capable of a total act of faith than a child?” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “I believe instinct’s the iron skeleton under all our ideas of free will. Unless you’re willing to take the pipe or eat the gun or take a long walk off a short dock, you can’t say no to some things. You can’t refuse to pick up your option because there is no option.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “Going north, he thought, but that was wrong. Not going north. Because it’s not a train; it’s a time machine. Not north; back. Back in time. He thought he heard the moon mutter.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “You don’t have to look back to see those children; part of your mind will see them forever, live with them forever, love with them forever. They are not necessarily the best part of you, but they were once the repository of all you could become.” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “Maybe there aren’t any such things as good friends 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
  1. “remember the simplest thing of all: how it is to be children, secure in belief and thus afraid of the dark.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “Come back here, kid! I’ll blow you for free. Come back here!” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “Tied to my reading lamp was a single balloon. Filled with helium, it floated in a morning sunray which slanted in through one of the high windows.

On it was a picture of my face, the eyes gone, blood running down from the ragged sockets, a scream distorting the mouth on the balloon’s thin and bulging rubber skin.

I looked at it and I screamed.” ― Stephen King, It

  1. “Who is that trip-trapping upon my bridge?’

Miss Davies spoke in the low, growling tones of the troll in the story. Some of the little ones covered their mouths and giggled, but most only watched her solemnly, accepting the voice of the troll as they accepted the voices of their dreams, and their grave eyes reflected the eternal fascination of the fairy tale: would the monster be bested . . . or would it feed?” ― Stephen King, It

  1. “Energy has a way of dissipating, you know; what can be done when you’re eleven can often never be done again.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “And there he would either be mercifully annihilated or live forever, insane and yet conscious inside It’s homicidal endless formless hungry being.” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “What he saw then was terrible enough to make his worst imaginings of the thing in the cellar look like sweet dreams; what he saw destroyed” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “I’m scared almost insane by whatever else I may remember before tonight’s over, but how scared I am doesn’t matter, because it’s going to come anyway. It’s all there, like a great big bubble that’s growing in my mind. But I’m going, because all I’ve ever gotten and all I have now is somehow due to what we did then, and you pay for what you get in this world. Maybe that’s why God made us kids first and built us close to the ground, because He knows you gotta fall down a lot and bleed a lot before you learn that one simple lesson. You pay for what you get, you own what you pay for…and sooner or later whatever you own comes back home to you.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “But the pistol, this Walther…it was as if it had been made for the express purpose of shooting people. With a chill Richie realized that was why it had been made. What else could you do with a pistol? Use it to light your cigarettes?” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “You laugh because what’s fearful and unknown is also what’s funny, you laugh the way a small child will sometimes laugh and cry at the same time when a capering circus clown approaches, knowing it is supposed to be funny… but it is also unknown, full of the unknown’s eternal power.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “What sad, short lives humans live! Each life a short pamphlet written by an idiot! Tut-tut, and all that.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “…she did remember one time when she got her period, sliding open the cupboard under the bathroom sink to get a sanitary napkin; she remembered looking at the box of Stayfree pads and thinking that the box looked almost smug, seemed almost to be saying: Hello, Patty! We are your children. We are the only children you will ever have, and we are hungry. Nurse us. Nurse us in blood.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “You sure you’re a Negro? Except for them épais leeps, you look just like a white man with brown skin to me. ” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “Richie saw the empty street where nothing moved and suddenly burst into tears. Bill looked at him for a moment and then put his arms around Richie and hugged him. Richie clutched at Bill’s neck and hugged him back. He wanted to say something clever, something about how Bill should have tried the Bullseye on the Werewolf, but nothing would come out. Nothing except sobs. “D-Don’t, R-Richie,” Bill said, “duh-duh-duh-h-h—” Then he burst into tears himself and they only hugged each other on their knees in the street beside Bill’s spilled bike, and their tears made clean streaks down their cheeks, which were shooted with coal dust.” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “Maybe that’s why God made us kids first and built us close to the ground, because He knows you gotta fall down a lot and bleed a lot before you learn that one simple lesson. You pay for what you get, you own what you pay for . . . and sooner or later whatever you own comes back home to you.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “…you pay for what you get in this world. Maybe that’s why God made us kids first and built us close to the ground, because He knows you gotta fall down a lot and bleed a lot before you learn that one simple lesson. You pay for what you get, you own what you pay for…and sooner or later whatever you own comes back home to you.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “I love you, Beverly . . . just let me have that. You can have Bill, or the world, or whatever you need. Just let me have that, let me go on loving you, and I guess it’ll be enough.” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “Our lesson for today, boys and girls, is the more things change, the more things change. Whoever said the more things change the more things stay the same as obviously suffering severe mental retardation.” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “It was only later, replaying the scene in her mind again and again, that she began to believe it was the expression of a man who was methodically unplugging himself from reality, one cord at a time. The face of a man who was heading out of the blue and into the black.” ― Stephen King, It
  5. “My daddy used to tell me that God loved rocks, houseflies, weeds, and poor people above all the rest of His creations, and that’s why He made so many of them.” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “Coming back to where you grew up is like doing some crazy yoga trick, putting your feet in your own mouth and somehow swallowing yourself so there’s nothing left; it can’t be done, and any sane person ought to be glad it can’t . . .” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “Cada vida no es sino un breve panfleto escrito por un idiota.” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “Eddie looks at this, mouth dry, the familiar sensation of suffocation starting to tighten down in his chest like locking bolts.” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “Eddie was all the more delicate because he sometimes suspected he was not delicate at all; Eddie needed to be protected from his own intimations of possible bravery.” ― Stephen King, It
  5. “These were his friends, and his mother was wrong: they weren’t bad friends. Maybe, he thought, there aren’t any such things as good friends 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
  1. “I don’t understand this at all. I don’t understand any of this. Why does a story have to be socio-anything? Politics . . . culture . . . history . . . aren’t those natural ingredients in any story, if it’s told well? I mean . . .” He looks around, sees hostile eyes, and realizes dimly that they see this as some sort of attack. Maybe it even is. They are thinking, he realizes, that maybe there is a sexist death merchant in their midst. “I mean . . . can’t you guys just let a story be a story?” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “And then I saw that I had had company in the night, as I slept. The tracks, drying to faint muddy impressions, led from the front door of the library (which I locked; I always lock it) to the desk where I slept. There were no tracks leading away.” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “knowing that to be a librarian was to come as close as any human being can to sitting in the peak-seat of eternity’s engine.” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “They float, Ben! They all float! Try one and see!” ― Stephen King, It
  5. “Out of the blue and into the black, yes, that was it. Where anything might be waiting. 3” ― Stephen King, It
  1. “Sometimes,’ he said, ‘sometimes I think I know why. Sometimes I have a dream, a bad dream, and I wake up and I think, “I know now. I know what’s wrong.” Not just you not catching pregnant – everything. Everything that’s wrong with my life.’ ‘Stanley, nothing’s wrong with your life!’ ‘I don’t mean from inside,’ he said. ‘From inside is fine. I’m talking about outside. Something that should be over and isn’t. I wake up from these dreams and think, “My whole pleasant life has been nothing but the eye of some storm I don’t understand.” I’m afraid. But then it just … fades. The way dreams do.” ― Stephen King, It
  2. “But her thoughts are swept away by the utter sweetness of it, and she barely hears him whispering, “I love you, Bev, I love you, I’ll always love you” saying it over and over and not stuttering at all. She” ― Stephen King, It
  3. “Derry was hard, that Derry didn’t give a —– if any of them lived or died, and certainly not if they triumphed over Pennywise the Clown. Derryfolk had lived with Pennywise in all his guises for a long time . . . and maybe, in some mad way, they had even come to understand him. To like him, need him. Love him? Maybe. Yes, maybe that too.” ― Stephen King, It
  4. “The idea of ghosts gave his child’s mind no trouble at all… According to the Bible, God Himself was at least one-third Ghost.” ― Stephen King, It
  5. “And almost idly, in a kind of side-thought, Eddie discovered one of his child-hood’s great truths. Grownups are the real monsters, he thought.” ― Stephen King, It
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Conclusions

IT surprised me, it was more than I expected. I liked the fact that the author pointed out, between the lines, that the monster is in each of us. In the neighbor who turns his head when the one over the fence beats his wife. 

In the man who enters the house when several teenagers beat another on the street. In the woman who pretends not to see that a young woman is suddenly on the street. In the teacher who ignores the bruises on the students’ hands and so on. 

However, there were also parts that seemed extra to me, there were also events that did not make sense, as if the author wanted to gather all the ugly things in the 776 pages of this novel.

Have you read this Stephen Kind masterpiece? If so, let me know what your opinion is, and which one of these  IT quotes is your favorite! 

Juanita Agboola

Juanita Agboola is the editor in chief of HFNE and an expert in mental health online. She has been writing about online behavior, mental health and psychology issues since 2012. All Guides are reviewed by our editorial team which constitutes various clinical psychologists, PhD and PsyD colleagues.