Stephen King Quote

The essential and defining characteristic of childhood is not the effortless merging of dream and reality, but only alienation. There are no words for childhood's dark turns and exhalations. A wise child recognizes it and submits to the necessary consequences. A child who counts the cost is a child no longer.


'Salem's Lot (ed. Hachette UK, 2008) - ISBN: 9781848940819

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The essential and defining characteristic of childhood is not the effortless merging of dream and reality, but only alienation. There are no words...

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The essential and defining characteristic of childhood is not the effortless merging of dream and reality, but only alienation. There are no words...

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The essential and defining characteristic of childhood is not the effortless merging of dream and reality, but only alienation. There are no words...

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The essential and defining characteristic of childhood is not the effortless merging of dream and reality, but only alienation. There are no words...