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"The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years—if it ever did end—began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain." Part 1, The Shadow Before, Chapter 1, After the Flood (1957), pg. 3

"Rich felt like he was doing pretty good until the vomiting started."
Part 1, The Shadow Before, Chapter 3, Six Phone Calls (1985), pg. 56

"Can an entire city be haunted?
Haunted as some houses are supposed to be haunted?
Not just a single building in that city, or the corner of a single street, or a single basketball court in a single pocketpark, the netless basket jutting out at sunset like some obscure and bloody instrument of torture, not just one area—but everything. The whole works.
Can that be?" Derry:The First Interlude, pg. 139

"She went quickly down the steps and Ben saw everything with his lover's eye: the bright tartan of her skirt, the bounce of her red hair against the back of her sweater, her milky complexion, a small healing cut across the back of one calf, and (for some reason this last caused another wave of feeling to sweep him so powerfully he had to grope for the railing again; the feeling was huge, inarticulate, mercifully brief; perhaps a sexual pre-signal, meaningless to his body, where the endocrine glands still slept almost without dreaming, yet as bright as summer heat-lightening) a bright golden ankle bracelet she wore just above her right loafer, winking back the sun in brilliant little flashes."
Part 2, June of 1958, Chapter 4, Ben Hanscom Takes a Fall, pg. 167

"He saw the tips of Bill's fingers go through the surface of the photograph and into that other world. He saw the fingertips go from the warm pink of living flesh to the mummified cream color that passed for white in old photos. At the same time they became small and disconnected. It was like the peculiar optical illusion one sees when one thrusts a hand into a glass bowl of water: the part of the hand underwater seems to be floating, disembodied, inches away from the part which is still out of the water."
Part 2, June of 1958, Chapter 8, Georgie's Room and the House on Neibolt, pg. 324

"There was blood....blood everywhere....and her father didn't see it."
Part 2, June of 1958, Chapter 9, Cleaning Up, pg. 379

"It's come again. I know that now. I'll wait, but in my heart I know it. I'm not sure I can stand it. As a kid I was able to deal with it, but it's different with kids. In some fundamental way it's different." Derry: The Second Interlude, pg. 449

"Bill did not see Pennywise that afternoon—but he did see a ghost. A real ghost. So Bill believed then, and no subsequent event caused him to change his mind."
Part 3, Grownups, Chapter 11, Walking Tours, pg. 565

"Bill looked from Mike to Richie. Richie met his eyes. And Bill seemed almost to hear the click—some final part fitting neatly into a machine of unknown intent. He felt ice-chips scatter up his back. We're all together now, he thought, and the idea was so strong, so right, that for a moment he thought he might have spoken it aloud. But of course there was no need to speak it aloud; he could see it in Richie's eyes, in Ben's, in Eddie's, in Beverly's, in Stan's."
Part 4, July 1958, Chapter 13, The Apocalyptic Rock Fight, pg. 667

"His hand came down, not slapping this time but clutching. It bit into her shoulder with furious strength. She screamed. He pulled her up, and for the first time looked directly into her eyes. She screamed again at what she saw there. It was...nothing. Her father was gone. And Beverly suddenly understood that she was alone in the apartment with It, alone with It on this dozey August morning. There was not the thick sense of power and the untinctured evil she had felt in the house on Neibolt Street a week and a half ago—It had been diluted somehow by her father's essential humanity—but It was here, working through him."
Part 5, The Ritual of Chud, Chapter 19, In the Watches of the Night, pgs. 866-867

"Suddenly he thought he understood: It existed as a titanic, glowing core which might be no more than the smallest mote in that Other's mind; he would see It naked, a thing of unshaped destroying light, and there he would either be mercifully annihilated or live forever, insane and yet conscious inside Its homicidal endless formless hungry being."
Part 5, The Ritual of Chud, Chapter 22, The Ritual of Chud, pgs. 1009-1010

"Or so Bill Denbrough sometimes thinks on those early mornings after dreaming, when he almost remembers his childhood, and the friends with whom he shared it."
Epilogue, Bill Denbrough Beats the Devil (II), pg. 1090

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