Tweets from the Deceased.7

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Nothing much doing today. Heading to some Podunk place called Waterloo.—N. Bonaparte

Why the long face?—Fred Gwynne

Why can’t anyone understand that it’s all relative?—A. Einstein

Follow me on Twitter and I’ll let you join my new church.—Henry VIII

Damneth hard to convey erudite thoughts with 140 characters. Screwith Twitter.—W. Shakespeare

What Scares Stephen King

I’ve sometimes been too scared to read some parts of Stephen King’s books. I was surprised to see him admit in this interview with Andes Dubus, III that there have been two times when he was almost too damn scared to write some of those parts.

The video is more than an hour long, and I encourage you to watch it all, but I won’t keep you in suspense. King admitted that he scared himself towards the end of Pet Sematary and again when he was writing one particular passage in The Shining. “I knew he was going to go up to Room 217, and I knew what he was going to find there….” I don’t know about you, but I remember that part very well; it made the hair stand up on the back of my neck.

He was also asked where his characters went at night when he was trying to sleep. King answered, “I don’t have nightmares. I pass all that along to you readers.”

Note: If you want to skip the introductions, start the video at 6 minutes 15 seconds.

Tweets from the Deceased.4

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So I said to George Bush, read the book before you do anything rash.–Sun Tzu

I would have joined Twitter sooner if I had known it was free.–Jack Benny

break all the rules.—e.e. Cummings

Latest book rejected again. It’s about a boat that can travel under the sea.—Jules Verne

There is not one human problem that could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.—Gore Vidal