Tuesday, April 16, 2013

King's Speech: N is for NUTS

Regular readers of The Shellshank Redemption know how much I enjoy a good quote (see Motivational Mondays) and that I’m a huge fan of Stephen King (see the King of All Days Part I and Part II.) So, for the 2013 A-Z Challenge, I decided to combine the two, using some of my favorite King quotes about reading, writing and life in general. Enjoy!

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And people who don’t dream, 
who don’t have any kind of imaginative life, 
they must…they must go NUTS. 
I can’t imagine that. 
(Stephen King)

I can’t imagine not imagining, not daydreaming, not wondering. I can’t imagine not asking “What if…?” when I look around the world. I can’t imagine not seeing monsters lurking in corners or darkness lurking beneath every façade. (Okay, honestly, maybe not picturing those kinds of things for a bit would be a welcome break for my weary mind.)

Without my imagination, who would I be?

19 comments:

  1. I think the truly great writers of the world are those who have not lost touch with their imagination...

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  2. Hi Madeline,
    This is a very clever combination of quotes and story.

    And I agree with the quote.

    Donna

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  3. This is wonderful... I am always one to ask "what if"... not to second-guess my decisions, but to see where my imagination can take me. :)

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  4. Alex - so true.

    Les - I sometimes find it tricky to let it be more about imagination and less about second guessing.

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  5. I would go nuts. I can't imagine live without imagination.

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  6. I would not want to have Stephen King's mind. I think all the stuff going on in his head would overwhelm me and make me insane.

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  7. I agree with King and glad I can't imagine it either. :)

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  8. Jai - I know, right?

    Michael - I have enough trouble with my own mind. :)

    Julie - imagine not having an imaginations! :)

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  9. I think I sometimes take having a vivid imagination for granted, until I meet someone who doesn't have one.

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  10. I think I would go nuts too. Sometimes having an overactive imagination is a very tiring thing but it what makes us interesting!

    Interesting N day :)

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  11. Susan - I tend to take it for granted, too.

    Lexie - sometime I wonder if I'd have more mental peace without it, but I'd still rather have it than not. :)

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  12. Great quote. I tend to think that people who have no imagination, no reason to be creative- these are people who tend to be the ones who are jealous of the ones who do have those qualities.

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  13. Great quote! But when I first read your title I thought you were going to talk about the movie The King's Speech. LOL!

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  14. Cynthia - good point and definitely something to keep in mind when others are not supportive etc.

    Elise - I was trying to be clever. :)

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