This post is a list of quotes from the book - Billy Summers by Stephen King. Billy Summers is about love, luck, fate, and a complex hero with one last shot at redemption.

Billy Summers Quotes

Here’s to us. May we do business that makes us happy and leaves us satisfied.

When you shoot a man with a sniper rifle from the fifth floor of a building where you’ve been set up for weeks or months, there could be no argument about the charge. That’s premeditation in big red letters and only murder in the first would do.

A lawyer who gets screwed on his own lease agreement deserves to go broke.

Dressing for success may be exciting at first, but as time passes it must become a drag, especially for women – the good hair, the good makeup, the click-clack shoes.

Get liked and like in return, yes. But don’t get close. Getting close is a bad idea. Getting close is dangerous.

Writers who talk a lot probably don’t write a lot.

Any writer who goes public with his work is courting danger. It’s part of the allure. Look at me. I’m showing you what I am. My clothes are off. I’m exposing myself.

Sooner or later bad people do bad things, even a kid knows that.

I guess most jokes have some truth in them, and that is what makes them funny.

You can’t help how you feel. Feelings are like breathing, they come in and go out.

I don’t think your sure of anything when you are seventeen and a half although you might pretend so as not to look like a total dub.

One-night hookups can lead to some grisly mornings after.

Sometimes a girl just wants to be wanted.

When you’re on the run – or in hiding – cash is king.

There’s no sense worrying about what you can’t control. Doing that is a good way to go crazy.

In a world where a conman can get elected president anything is possible.

Writing is also a kind of war, one you fight with yourself. The story is what you carry and every time you add to it, it gets heavier. All over the world there are half-finished books – memoirs, poetry, novels, surefire plans for getting thin or getting rich – in desk drawers, because the work got too heavy for the people trying to carry it and they put it down. Some other time, they think. Maybe when the kids are a little older. Or when I retire.

There are many twists and turns as one hops down the bunny trail of life.

So many times the body doesn’t care about the circumstances. It just wants what it wants.

Bad people need to pay a price. And the price should be high.

When you’re in a place where you don’t belong, you have to act like you do.

Anything can happen to anybody. You play the odds and hope for the best.

To just slam the door on one life and open the door on a new one? How many people would do that even if they got the chance?

I guess everybody’s got an itch that only money can scratch.

It’s amazing what you can find with a computer these days if you know how to dip into the darker regions.

It’s only in movies that the gangster has a wall of cash in his safe room. These days it’s all computer transfers. Money hardly exists at all. Money has become the ghost in the machine.

Money that can’t be accounted for is a trapdoor that can open under your feet when you least expect it.

I have come to love you, Alice. So very much. If you love me as you have said, then bring that love into the world as a real thing by living a fine and useful life.

When you give pain it leaves a scar. It scars your mind. It scars your spirit. And it should, because hurting someone, killing someone, is no little thing. Take it from someone who knows.