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Old 07-25-2019, 07:07 AM
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Looking for a Stephen King quote...


Yes, a quote.

Written sometime in the 1980s, very likely from Danse Macabre, and I am looking for the exact quote (source and page references would be cool too).

The quote goes like this:

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There may be werewolves and vampires in this world, but nothing is more dangerous than a (white) guy with a gun.
I put white in parentheses because I think he actually said "white", but I could easily be conflating things I've heard since the 80s.

Anyway, if y'all find this, I'll be forever in your debt.

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Old 07-25-2019, 07:30 AM
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I'm a big King fan, and I've read Danse Macabre several times, but it doesn't ring a bell to me.
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Old 07-25-2019, 07:31 AM
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Was it King’s son? “I've written about vampires, I've written about devils and ghosts, but what's really scary is a white man with a gun.”
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Old 07-25-2019, 07:31 AM
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He wrote a short piece of non fiction that I think was a Kindle exclusive called Gun. Maybe that is it?
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Old 07-25-2019, 07:36 AM
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Good job, The Other Waldo Pepper!

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Old 07-25-2019, 07:48 AM
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I'm sorry, tOWP, but Owen is riffing off the very same line I remember, as I've been quoting S King on this for well over 20 years.

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Old 07-25-2019, 08:31 AM
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It is not Owen Phillip King who said that. It is Joseph Hillstrom King, who writes under the name Joe Hill. Who looks and writes like his father.
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Old 07-25-2019, 09:22 AM
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Shit, yeah, sorry about that.

But the original source is still Stephen.
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Old 07-25-2019, 12:37 PM
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Stephen has given us so many good things. Even his replacement.
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Trust me, that line is NOT from Danse MacBare!
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Old 07-26-2019, 10:34 AM
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This presumably isn’t the right King quote, but I figured it’s worth a mention (and, as it’s the right timeframe, may do a good job of just pointing at THE DEAD ZONE): “Ever since John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas, the great American bogeyman has been the guy with the rifle in a high place.”
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Old 07-27-2019, 09:12 AM
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Stephen has given us so many good things. Even his replacement.
I don't think Stephen King can ever be replaced. He is a one-of-a-kind true Maine original.

And if you haven't read 11/22/1963, do so.
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