18 Quotes from The Outsider book by Stephen King

Hello friends. This post is a collection of quotes from the book - The Outsider by Stephen King.

The Outsider is about Terry Maitland who seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.


It was not a dream, and it was not simply an arrest. It was, for reasons he could not comprehend, a public shaming. Best to get it over as fast as possible, and get this thing straightened out. - The Outsider, Chapter 5

Innocent people do go to prison. Sometimes for years, until someone finds out they were innocent after all. Then they get out, but they're old. - The Outsider, Chapter 28

The county jail sounded like a zoo at feeding time - drunks singing, drunks crying, drunks standing at the bars of their cells and holding shouted conversations. The stench was piss, shit, disinfectant, and whatever sauce-soaked pasta had been served for supper. - The Outsider, Chapter 29

Suck it up and get back in there. Play the game. - The Outsider, Chapter 29

I'm not going anywhere. What did some Civil War general say? "I intend to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer." - The Outsider, Chapter 37

He discovered he was hungry. That seemed wrong but was still a fact. People were basically animals, he realized. Even with your mother and little brother dead, you had to eat and shit out what you ate. The body demanded it. - The Outsider, Chapter 42

I would like to believe in God, because I don't want to believe we just end, even though it balances the equation - since we came from blackness, it seems logical to assume that it’s to blackness we return. But I believe in the stars, and the infinity of the universe. That's the great Out There. Down here, I believe there are more universes in every fistful of sand, because infinity is a two-way street. I believe there's another dozen thoughts in my head lined up behind each one I'm aware of. I believe in my consciousness and my unconscious, even though I don't know what those things are. - The Outsider, Chapter 51

Chasing shit was, apologies to Sherlock Holmes, what most detective work was about. - The Outsider, Chapter 55

The truth was often like that, he thought - a bleary circle of light behind clouds. Sometimes it broke through; sometimes the clouds thickened, and the light disappeared completely. - The Outsider, Chapter 72

Money was no cure for sorrow, Alec reflected, but it did allow one to grieve in relative comfort. - The Outsider, Chapter 76

This case is like a zombie that won't stay dead. - The Outsider, Chapter 99

If there was one thing Holly hated above all others, it was being late for a scheduled appointment. Being late was the wrong way to get off on the right foot. - The Outsider, Chapter 100

Like measles, mumps, or rubella, tragedy was contagious. Unlike those diseases, there was no vaccine. - The Outsider, Chapter 100

You're a good man, Ralph. A good man who made a bad mistake. You're not the first to do that, and you won't be the last. You have to live with it, and I'll help you. Make it better if you can, but please don't make it worse. Please. - The Outsider, Chapter 121

When you get old, peace is about all you want. You folks might not believe that now, but you'll find out. - The Outsider, Chapter 133

Dreams are the way we touch the unseen world, that's what I believe. They are a special gift. - The Outsider, Chapter 169

Do what you can, absolutely. But then ... let the fracking thing go. If you can't let go of the past, the mistakes you've made will eat you alive. - The Outsider, Chapter 169

Bullshit is every good lawyer's stock in trade. - The Outsider, Chapter 171

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