Stephen King Quote

Stephen King Quote

Stephen King Quote:

Stephen King Quote

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What’s Up With Me?

I know, a bit of a depressing quote but life has been a little tough recently. After all these years, I finally know what Katy Perry meant when she said, “Do you ever feel like a plastic bag, drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?” And yes, I know the lyrics by heart because I’m a Zillennial and the hold Ms. Perry had on us in the 2010’s was insane.

But back to me because it’s always about me. I’ve really been feeling like a plastic bag, drifting through the wind, wanting to start again. And I can’t even pinpoint why. It’s not that anything major is wrong per se. It’s just life in general.

Personally, I think it’s because I’ve been returning to old wounds and trying to heal them. And as helpful as that has been for my mental health, it can also be exhausting. And for whatever reason, I haven’t been able to sleep properly these days. Well, the reason is mindlessly scrolling on my phone when I’m supposed to sleep. I know it’s a bad habit that I thought I kicked but like a stray cat you feed one time it’s back. Something I need to work on this week I guess.

Time is a difficult thing. The older I get the more complicated life gets. Sometimes I want to go back to the good old days when random organs didn’t take turns hurting and I woke up feeling energetic.

Just to be clear, I do feel better overall and therapy is doing wonders for me! I’m no longer terrified to put myself first. It’s just the last few days have been rough. But you know what, that’s life. There are always going to be ups and downs.

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120 thoughts on “Stephen King Quote

  1. I do love this song from Katy!
    And I agree with the quote too. Time is the ultimate equalizer. It takes away what nature gives us. So at the end, we all are the same.

  2. I hadn’t seen that Stephen King quote before, but the thing about time is that it also takes care of a lot of tough times if you can recognize that when you’re in the thick of things (that’s the tricky part). Take care of yourself.

  3. I hadn’t read this quote from Stephen King before. It seems appropriate for me too. I just passed a major milestone birthday and have been feeling the passage of time a bit more. Hope you feel perkier soon, Pooja!

  4. The quote is the truth and it stings a bit. LOL. Love your love for Katy Perry, do you know she had a cat named Kitty Purry? For reals. It’s a random fact I picked up somewhere along the way. Glad you are healing. Nap. It helps. Healing is exhuasting.

  5. While I’m not a fan of Stephen King, his quote seem appose for a fiction writer. The movies however are a different story. But your post mentioning “time” as spouted an idea for a write I hope to get to later on. Always a fan even if our palates regarding others or their presumed motivation don’t match.
    Reset of a persons “default” take self discipline, understanding kinship, and the right environment to progress. I wish you nothing but success in those matters.

    1. Thanks and glad that the post helped inspire something even if you don’t find yourself a fan of Stephen King.
      Thank you. It’s definitely difficult but I think working on ourselves is worth the work.

  6. I like his Dark Tower series the best , but to get to the topic . I’ve found it helpful to write down some of thoughts and feelings in a journal . I even use tarot cards to help make kind of a little story with what I’m feeling and then write that into . It’s kind of a nice way to self reflect

    1. I don’t like too many of his books but the ones I do like, I really like. I’ve been journalling too since my therapist recommended it and it’s helped. I also use tarot cards lol, they’re pretty fun.

      1. I don’t read him as much anymore , I think some of his stuff got kind of lame . But he does have some classics .
        And yes journaling is great . I even made a separate journal guidebook for my tarot cards so I can just go and look through my own interpretations of meanings . It makes it more personal.

  7. time’s the door and the key too.

    Healing too, takes time (if willing) and can be draining but worth the effort, dear Pooja🤍🤗
    a lovely quote ✨

  8. This quote makes perfect sense. Time is all we have. We always use the phrase,”In Time, or if I had time, or didn’t have time”, Time changes things, people, our feelings towards things, and added age, time takes a toll on us and we all change one way or the other. Everything happens in time.

  9. I love the quote, and I agree. I definitely know what you mean about the plastic bag lyric, although.. it always made me think of the plastic bag in American Beauty, and that kind of makes me smile and chuckle a little. It can all be a lot of things, and to the point about time, when we can, just smile and laugh at the absurdity when you can. I am glad you’re doing better, best wishes with your journey 💙

  10. Take care buddy!!
    I hope you feel better soon

    Sending some love. ❤️

    You don’t have to feel like a waste of space
    You’re original, cannot be replaced
    If you only knew what the future holds
    After a hurricane comes a rainbow
    Maybe a reason why all the doors are closed
    So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
    Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow
    And when it’s time, you’ll know
    You just gotta ignite the light
    And let it shine
    Just own the night
    Like the Fourth of July
    ‘Cause PG, you’re a firework
    Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
    Make ’em go, “Oh, oh, oh”
    As you shoot across the sky
    PG, you’re a firework
    Come on, let your colors burst
    Make ’em go, “Oh, oh, oh”
    You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe, awe, awe

  11. While it can be unsettling to realize that time can take away things we hold dear, it also presents an opportunity for growth and resilience. It challenges us to adapt, learn from the past, and embrace the future with open arms. Ultimately, it’s a reminder to treasure the people and experiences we have in the present and to make the most of the time we have.

    1. You are absolutely right. Time is a double edged sword in many ways. We need it to improve our lives and it also takes things away from us as time goes by. Learning to embrace the good and the present does help.

  12. I found the King’s scrap notes in a trash can that a bear turned over —
    “There’s always time for an alligator to eat you, because I wrote it, and the ‘gator writes me a check.”
    And from my imaginary scrap-note archives of Shakespeare:

    “Juliet my love, be of death’s cheer: alas!
    if we’d depart to heaven’s tears
    I’d take leave in divine despair”

  13. Sending thought from me to you. I can relate. And I think you are right in that it really goes up and down, and by saying so I think important prgogress is to be found when you are down too.Thank you for sharing and take care. Hugs.

  14. Time evens all the odds, evens everyone. Nothing stands before time. Yet time gives us purpose; is the spur that drives us to greater heights. Time is essential to our creativity.
    I watched a film on David Hockney, the greatest living artist, he’s in his eighties and working harder than ever. He has a sign on his bedside table that says ‘get up! and get working!’

  15. Sometimes you feel like a queen
    Other times plastic bag is your kin
    In the middle of the dumpster
    Such a promising youngster
    Life takes it all today
    To give it back tomorrow
    You want your friends to stay
    Instead of pain and sorrow
    You dream your dreams
    You post the memes
    You do your best
    Forget the rest

  16. I love Katy Perry. Interesting side story, my husband who is a bassist performed with this producer in NYC back in 2016. I loved his music and we went to see him again a few months later. The guy’s girlfriend and I really hit it off. About a year later she asked me if I wanted to go see Katy Perry with her. I automatically said “Yes” without knowing her music because I really liked the girl. I You Tubed Katy’s songs and loved “Hot and Cold” the best. We went to the concert, had an amazing time. Then I got all the Katy Perry CDs. The girl and I became great friends, went on a road trip together, and we all hang out with our significant others often.
    I also typed up a bunch of stuff about phone addiction, but realized it’s not my place to tell someone what to do. You’ll figure it out; it’s part of the journey 🙂

    1. Wow that’s so cool. So glad you ended up going for the concert and that led to such a great friendship. Music just has a way of bringing people together.
      I’ve decided to start turning off my WiFi before bed so I don’t get tempted.

  17. Hard work is always tough. It will get better. Last month, when we did the sleep challenge for my YL work, I had to start putting my phone in a different room for about an hour before bed. Then, in the morning, I couldn’t look at it for an hour after getting up. We also diffused some great sleep oils, but the phone thing really seemed to help too. I’m sure you’re at the “whatever it takes” point of insomnia! Just thought I’d share. Gets some sleep, girl!

  18. Good quote, thanks for sharing your thoughts on it. It’s true, time will take it all, though we can slow that process by how we care for ourselves, how we are in the world, and what we do with the time we do have. The sleep thing is one I struggled with for years, waking up worrying about work, etc. To tackle the phone issue, I put mine on airplane mode when I go to bed. I don’t wear a watch so if I wake up in the night I like to know what time it is (not sure why), and my phone will tell me the time but I won’t see any notifications that want to lure me to opening the device. I’m not a Katy Perry fan, not that I don’t like her, but anyway the song has some good messages.

    1. Thanks so much. That makes sense, Katy Perry is not for everyone. I’m not a huge fan either but I really like this song in particular.
      That’s actually very helpful, thanks for sharing. I have the same issue, I check the time on my phone and that leads me down a rabbit hole. I think I’ll be switching off my Wifi before bed so I don’t get tempted.

  19. it happens, sometimes we all miss the good old days. I too can say so, when things just seemed easier, at least for the good parts during childhood, and didnt experience random pains, aches or even twitches. But some days can be like that, the process can be rough until the end results arrive, which by then the hard work would have been worth it. Regardless of the ups/downs, time continues to flow

  20. love that quote and Katie Perry for sure. I def love her honesty and brilliance. I think we all feel like this at times. Old festering feelings are tough to extract sometimes but when we ignite and shine bright, it makes it all worth it.. Thanks for sharing this Pooja💞💞

    1. Thanks so much! I very much agree, they’re buried for so long we forget about them and they grow roots in us. But it’s worth extracting those old feelings and healing from them.

  21. Holding my hands out in front in prayer for you and holding space. You were the first to support me and did not lose consistency. You always have my care. Thank you 🙏🎶💛

  22. I grew up having old people tell me “oh you think your body hurts now..!” and it was always ery annoying so let me just say it can get better! I used to be sore all the time and eventually decided to change some of my habits. I know you’re way healthier than I am, so it’s not a diet thing but don’t let yourself feel defeated and feel like this is how it’s always going to be. You may just be in a funk lately and it seems like everything is compounding on you. I hope the light at the end of the tunnel comes soon!

    1. Yeah, old people do complain about aches and pains a lot lol. I’m lowkey an old person at heart haha. But I’m glad to hear it’s not all bad. The reason I’m trying so hard to be healthy right now is so that I don’t have to deal with stuff when I get older. Like a lot of stuff can be prevented if we try. I’m glad you’re changing your habits too. Diet and lifestyle are vital.
      Thanks! I think it’s just stress and some crappy genes lol.

      1. That’s a good habit to start, I’m the same way. I watched my father get more and more crippled due to his terrible lifestyle and don’t want the same to happen to me!

  23. I love that this is a lesser known Stephen King quote but how it still rings true in our lives. Love your thoughts on it too and that resounding Katy Perry song. <3

  24. Hope you’re doing okay. Sorry to hear life has been tough, and don’t be afraid to reach out if you need a friend to talk to. Time, as much as it works wonders, can pass by pretty slowly in our hardest moments

  25. Dont stay down, can tell you it took me a long time to kearn the lessons of forgiving.. i seem to remember I was in my mid 30s at the time. I know what you mean about the body parts hurting too. It seems im literally falling apart, one week its my ankle, the next its one of my knees or an elbow.. its like infinite repeat. As for change, its sometimes good, i did a great reset and need to do it again, long term camping from july til late october to early november did it. Nature helps a lot. My big thing ive noticed is that if theres a calling to do something, then its usually something that needs to be done because by not doing it, could end badly.

    1. I’m not far from 30 so I guess this is when it really hits you. I think you’re officially an adult and you begin to realise what that really means.
      It’s been the same for me recently. It’s been one thing after the other. I need to go to five different doctors this month and I’m not looking forward to it.
      I think a calling for something is usually our inner self telling us what we need. Sometimes our subconscious knows best. Nature definitely helps a lot. I try to take a walk every day no matter what just so I can get some air.

  26. Indeed, time is relentless and takes everything, regardless of our wishes. But time, with its unstoppable flow, also brings growth, new experiences, and opportunities, enriching our journey through life.

  27. I notice you have a new selection box at the bottom here. Cool! The Stephen King quote I definitely agree with. Being 71, I can tell you for sure time takes back everything all right. I’m left with squat! let me tell you… Katy Perry. Great voice! Amazing tunes. I sure hope your organs repair. My kidneys used to give me a fit! I get a lot of back pain now. What’s next? Always something.

    1. That was all WP’s doing haha.
      Yes, time evens the world out unfortunately. My organs seems to be okay now but yes there’s always something or other.

  28. Time may indeed take so much, but it also gives so much too! I spent most of my life living through emotional difficulties, and it was only with time I learned to let go of my worries, to stop living so much in my head. It was with time I learned to forgive myself for all I didn’t know, and to learn to give myself grace for being human. Time taught me things I knew in theory when I was young, but it took a lot of time before I learned to put those things into practice. Time ay take everything, but it also give so much too! Blessings to you on your journey!

    1. I agree, time is a bittersweet thing! Without time we wouldn’t have what we have and we wouldn’t lose what we’ve lost. It’s an interesting thing.
      Thank you and to you as well!

  29. Stephan king writings are always my favorite. His novels are the only thing that keeps me with them till the end. otherwise i just read few pages and leave book for few months.

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