While in various fictional universes, wisdom comes from left, right and centre, in real life, it's sadly lacking. Put your hand up if you have a wise confidante who spouts well-crafted one-liners about what on earth to do with your life. Yeah, didn't think so.
So when it comes to choosing a pop culture sage, you really need to choose well. Truth is, you can do much worse than trusting Stephen King. He's not an international best-selling author for nothing. The guy knows how to spin a good sentence.
Read on and be inspired. Oh and then let us know what we've missed at the bottom.
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