It

It

by

Stephen King

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A member of the Losers’ Club who is also a part of Derry’s tiny Jewish community. He is the son of Donald Uris and Andrea Bertoly. As a boy, he expresses an interest in ornithology, and his knowledge of birds saves him from being devoured by It when he goes to the Standpipe alone. As an adult, Stanley and his wife, New York-native Patricia Uris, live in an Atlanta suburb. Stanley owns a prosperous accounting business. Stanley and Patricia meet at a sorority party during his years as a student at New York State University, which he attended on a scholarship. They become engaged while they are both still in college. Stanley earns income by driving a bakery truck and later gets a job at an H&R Block, where he works before opening his own business in 1975. He and Patricia struggle to conceive a child, which Stanley is convinced they are unable to do because of him. Though he does not know it, none of the members of the Losers’ Club have children. On the night of May 28, 1985, he gets a phone call from Mike Hanlon, notifying him that It has resurfaced, which prompts Stanley to commit suicide in the bathtub. His wife finds him with his arms and wrists slashed open and the message “It” written on the wall’s tile in Stanley’s blood.

Stanley Uris Quotes in It

The It quotes below are all either spoken by Stanley Uris or refer to Stanley Uris . For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Chapter 3 Quotes

What a bunch of losers they had been—Stan Uris with his big Jew-boy nose, Bill Denbrough who could say nothing but "Hi-yo, Silver!" without stuttering so badly that it drove you almost dogshit, Beverly Marsh with her bruises and her cigarettes rolled into the sleeve of her blouse, Ben Hanscom who had been so big he looked like a human version of Moby Dick, and Richie Tozier with his thick glasses and his A averages and his wise mouth and his face which just begged to be pounded into new and exciting shapes. Was there a word for what they had been? Oh yes. There always was. Le mot juste. In this case le mot juste was wimps…

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Page Number: 70
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Stanley Uris Character Timeline in It

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Chapter 3: Six Phone Calls
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On the night of May 28, 1985, Stanley Uris takes a bath. Patricia Uris, his wife, later tells her mother that she should... (full context)
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That night in May, Stanley and Patricia Uris are sitting on their living room sofa, watching Family Feud. She is... (full context)
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Patricia Uris, then “Patricia Blum,” meets Stanley Uris at a sorority party. He is at this time a scholarship student at New... (full context)
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Stanley and Patricia Uris are married on August 19, 1972. Patty goes to her bed a... (full context)
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...expects to have children, for Patricia Uris is not getting any younger. Both Patricia and Stanley agree, as they do about most other things, that they want children, but they cannot... (full context)
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Back on the night of May 28, 1985, Stanley Uris answers the ringing telephone in his living room. Patricia feels an instant fright and... (full context)
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...is locked. When Patricia Uris gets the key and opens the door, she finds that Stanley has “slit his inner forearms open from the wrist to the crook of the elbow,”... (full context)
Chapter 6: One of the Missing: A Tale from the Summer of ‘58
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...kill him. Bill Denbrough, Ben Hanscom, Eddie Kaspbrak, Richie Tozier, Beverly Marsh, Mike Hanlon, and Stanley Uris—the members of the future Losers’ Club—are all in their own homes and doing different... (full context)
Chapter 7: The Dam in the Barrens
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...Barrens, if they want to. Bill says that he also called Richie Tozier and that Stanley Uris, whom Ben does not know, may want to help. Bill confirms that Eddie has... (full context)
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...to replace it. Suddenly, they hear a voice. They turn to see Richie Tozier and Stanley Uris. (full context)
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Ben introduces himself to Tozier. Richie introduces Stanley and says that he is a Jew who, according to Victor Criss, killed Christ. Stanley... (full context)
Chapter 8: Georgie’s Room and the House on Neibolt Street
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...the entire lawn. As he mows, he practices his voices. He calls Bill, Eddie, and Stan to go with him but none can make it. He decides to look Ben up... (full context)
Chapter 9: Cleaning Up
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...cream frappes at the drug store. They take their huge, waxed containers to Bassey Park. Stanley Uris joins them. Beverly tells the three boys about the voices she heard in the... (full context)
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...her parents are gone. Beverly takes them to the bathroom. They, too, see the blood. Stanley suggests that they clean up the place. Beverly agrees. For the next half hour, they... (full context)
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Beverly presses Stan to tell her what he once saw. He says that, on a rainy April evening... (full context)
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Stanley runs back down the stairs, afraid and breathing hard. The music has become a dirge,... (full context)
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Stanley can feel water around his feet. He grabs for his bird book in his slicker... (full context)
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By the time the dryer stops in the laundromat, Stanley has finished his story. Eddie says that they should talk to Bill about all of... (full context)
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Eddie mentions how Stanley Uris escaped the clown by reciting the names of birds. Stanley says that the others... (full context)
Derry: The Second Interlude
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...for going over the same ground repeatedly and being unproductive. He comes close to dialing Stanley Uris’s number and wonders if he really has to. Perhaps he is just afraid of... (full context)
Chapter 10: The Reunion
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...Street. Mike says that he has arranged a little reunion. Everyone is coming except for Stanley Uris. When Bill says that Stan might show up today, Mike announces that Stan is... (full context)
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...has really changed. He has gotten thin. They are all there, Bill Denbrough thinks, even Stanley Uris and It. Richie Tozier grins at Bill and asks him how long he has... (full context)
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...talking and he dreads hearing what he will say. Eddie speaks next to ask when Stanley died. Mike says that he died the night before last, when Mike made the calls.... (full context)
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...everyone how they once exercised group will and “achieved some special understanding.” Mike thinks that Stanley, “with his ordered mind,” may have had some idea of what that was. Mike also... (full context)
Chapter 11: Walking Tours
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...with sudden shock, that she is standing in front of the Kleen-Kloze Washateria, where she, Stanley, Ben, and Eddie took the blood-stained rags that day in June. She walks around her... (full context)
Chapter 13: The Apocalyptic Rockfight
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Ben, Richie, Stanley, and Bill all believe that Henry Bowers hates them the most, but Henry hates all... (full context)
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...talking about It, the Losers’ Club passes the time by setting off some firecrackers that Stan Uris got from a kid at his synagogue. Meanwhile, “Belch” Huggins and Victor Criss are... (full context)
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...They are as orange as the pompoms that are sometimes on clowns at the circus. Stanley grabs Eddie’s arm to keep him from falling in. (full context)
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...far side of the gravel pit by this time. They are preparing to fire off Stanley’s Black Cats. As Stanley unwraps them, they all hear an explosion nearby. Beverly asks if... (full context)
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...had no problem ganging up on Mike Hanlon. In a kind of revenge, Bill, Richie, Stanley, and Eddie fling rocks at Moose, who howls in fear and pain. “Belch” and Henry... (full context)
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...and senses that their group is somehow complete. Beverly asks Mike what his name is. Stanley then asks him if he wants to shoot off some firecrackers. Mike’s grin is enough... (full context)
Chapter 14: The Album
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Mike goes to his fridge to reach for his six-pack of beer and sees Stanley Uris’s severed head beside his Bud Light. However, it is not the head of a... (full context)
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...“DERRY NIGGERS GET THE BIRD.” The orange ones say: THE LOSERS ARE STILL LOSING, BUT STANLEY URIS IS FINALLY AHEAD.” Mike then thinks about the first day he goes down into the... (full context)
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...know for sure. Mike also tells the group his story about the bird. This gets Stan’s attention. He asks Mike what kind of bird he saw. (full context)
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Bill tells them that Stan Uris once suggested that they all had to do something about It as soon as... (full context)
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...and that he is not jealous of black people. He would rather be Jewish like Stan, he says, and open a pawn shop from which he sells people “switchblades and plastic... (full context)
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...Club. It identifies itself with every “glamour”—mummy, leper, werewolf, and others—that the kids have imagined. Stanley snatches the album from Bill’s hand and shuts it. (full context)
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Bill helps Stan come to terms with the fact that, this time, everyone has seen the clown. Bill... (full context)
Chapter 15: The Smoke-Hole
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...reasons that they will not, if Beverly is telling the truth about the matches. When Stanley asks how Bill knows this, but Bill says that he simply does. (full context)
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...Ben is the first to complain about the smoke, and Richie suggests that he leave. Stan, however, is the first to leave. Ben moves over to fill the space that Stan... (full context)
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...come. Richie adds that this may be why It uses sewers and drains—as “regular freeways.” Stanley asks the two if they saw what It looks like and they shake their heads.... (full context)
Chapter 18: The Bullseye
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Beverly joins the others at the table where they are playing Monopoly. Stanley wins. Bill moves the little silver shoe that he is using as a marker around... (full context)
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...morning. They all ride their bikes, though Bill and Richie are riding double on Silver. Stanley thinks that the windows look like eyes. Beverly notes the terrible smell. Bill asks if... (full context)
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...Beverly grab him by the ankles and he goes tumbling inside. Next come Eddie, Richie, Stan, and Mike. (full context)
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...Suddenly, the corridor seems to elongate. The doors grow with the ceiling, pulling like taffy. Stanley claps his hands over his eyes. Bill tells Stanley that it is not real, but... (full context)
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Bill helps Stanley remembers that he has something to defend himself against It: his bird book. The parlor... (full context)
Chapter 19: In the Watches of the Night
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...everything that has happened in the last three days, starting with his phone call to Stanley. (full context)
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Mike writes quietly for fifteen minutes. He thinks of the image of Stan’s severed head, but he banishes it from his mind to continue writing. Five minutes later,... (full context)
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...drop the knife. There is a sound behind them and then a loud springing sound. Stanley Uris’s head pops up from behind the desk as though from a jack-in-the-box. Its mouth... (full context)
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At 1:20 PM in 1958, Eddie sees Stanley and Richie coming out of the Costello Avenue Market. Eddie asks for a lick of... (full context)
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...if it is not just Henry, Victor, and “Belch” in the Barrens. Bill turns to Stan and asks if he has his bird book. Stan taps his hip pocket to indicate... (full context)
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...they should run. Two rocks fly out of the bushes and one of them hits Stanley. Bill asks Ben if he remembers their first day in the Barrens, and indicates that... (full context)
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Bill looks at Richie, Mike, and Stan and tells them that they have to get the lid off of the pump. Inside,... (full context)
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...a book: the ritual of Chüd. Richie says he cannot think of a single joke. Stanley asks if Bill knows where the pipe goes. Bill shakes his head—he also doesn’t know... (full context)
Chapter 21: Under the City
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...network resembles a cathedral. Suddenly, they hear a “loud, braying cry.” The giant bird that Stan once saw in the Standpipe is back. It heads for Eddie. Mike rushes forward and... (full context)
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...Its belly bulging and think that this is Its egg sac. It is pregnant, and Stanley Uris understood this. Bill steps forward to meet It. (full context)
Chapter 23: Out
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...one-by-one at dusk. The storm is over, but the Kenduskeag River is still very high. Stanley moves away from the group. His face is blank and thoughtful. Bill watches as Stan... (full context)
Derry: The Last Interlude
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...in California. Mike tells Richie that they are forgetting things again, and asks him what Stanley’s last name was. Richie does not know, but Mike finds it in his address book.... (full context)