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The Shining

The Shining quotes

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Danny Torrance
Dick Hallorann
Jack Torrance
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Wendy Torrance


View Quote Ullman: We can accommodate up to three hundred people here very comfortably.
Wendy: Boy, I'll betcha we could really have a good party in this room, huh?
Ullman: I'm afraid you're not gonna do too well here, unless you brought your own supplies. We always remove all the booze from the premises when we shut down. That reduces the insurance we normally have to carry.
Jack: We don't drink.
Ullman: Well then you're in luck.
View Quote Wendy: Are all these Indian designs authentic?
Ullman: Yeah, I believe so. Mainly based on Navajo and Apache motifs.
Wendy: Oh well, they're really gorgeous. As a matter of fact, this is probably the most gorgeous hotel I've ever seen.
Ullman: Oh, this old place has had an illustrious past. In its heyday, it was one of the stopping places for the jet-set, even before anybody knew what a jet-set was. We had four presidents who stayed here. Lots of movie stars.
Wendy: Royalty?
Ullman: All the best people.
View Quote Wendy: Did you find anything?
Jack: No, nothing at all. I didn't see one goddamn thing.
Wendy: You went into the room Danny said, to 237?
Jack: Yes I did.
Wendy: And you didn't see anything at all?
Jack: Absolutely nothing. How is he?
Wendy: He's still asleep.
Jack: Good. I'm sure he'll be himself again in the morning.
Wendy: Well, are you sure it was the right room? I mean, maybe Danny made a mistake.
Jack: He must have gone in that room. The door was open, the lights were on.
Wendy: Oh, I just don't understand it. What about those bruises on his neck? Somebody did that to him.
Jack: I think... he did it to himself.
Wendy: No, that's not possible.
Jack: Wendy, once you rule out his version of what happened, there is no other explanation, is there? It wouldn't be much different from the episode that he had before we came up here, would it?
Wendy: [distorted, from Danny's point of view] Whatever the explanation is, I think we have to get Danny out of here.
Jack: Get him out of here?
Wendy: Yes.
Jack: You mean, just... leave the hotel?
Wendy: Yes.
Jack: It is so ****ing typical of you to create a problem like this when I finally have a chance to accomplish something, when I'm really into my work! I could really write my own ticket if I went back to Boulder now, couldn't I? Shoveling out driveways? Work in a carwash? Any of that appeal to you?!
Wendy: Jack, please!
Jack: Wendy, I have let you **** up my life so far, but I am not gonna let you **** this up!
View Quote Wendy: Get a lot written today?
Jack: Yes.
Wendy: Hey! Weather forecast said it's gonna snow tonight!
Jack: What do you want me to do about it?
Wendy: Aw, come on, Hun. Don't be so grouchy.
Jack: I'm not being grouchy. I just want to finish my work.
Wendy: Okay, I understand. I'll come back later on with a couple of sandwiches for ya, and maybe you'll let me read something then.
Jack: Wendy, let me explain something to you. Whenever you come in here and interrupt me, you're breaking my concentration. You're distracting me! [he hits his head with the palm of his hand, rips up his manuscript, and throws it onto the floor] And it will then take me time to get back to where I was! Understand?!
Wendy: Yeah.
Jack: I'm gonna make a new rule: whenever I'm in here, and you hear me typing, [presses down on random keys] whether you don't hear me typing, whatever the **** you hear me doing in here, when I'm in here, that means that I am working. That means don't come in. Now, do you think you can handle that?
Wendy: Yeah.
Jack: Fine. Why don't you start right now and get the **** outta here?
Wendy: Okay...
View Quote Wendy: Hey, wasn't it around here that the Donner Party got snowbound?
Jack: I think that was further west in the Sierras.
Wendy: Oh...
Danny: What was the Donner Party?
Jack: They were a party of settlers in covered-wagon times. They got snowbound one winter in the mountains, and they had to resort to cannibalism in order to stay alive.
Danny: You mean they ate each other up?
Jack: They had to, in order to survive.
Wendy: Jack--
Danny: Don't worry, Mom. I know all about cannibalism. I saw it on TV.
Jack: You see? It's okay. He saw it on the television.
View Quote Wendy: Jack, there's someone else in the hotel with us! There's a crazy woman in one of the rooms! She tried to strangle Danny!
Jack: Are you out of your ****in' mind?
Wendy: No, it's the truth! I swear it! Danny told me! He went up into one of the bedrooms, the door was open, and he saw this crazy woman in the bathtub! She tried to strangle him!
Jack: [pause] Which room was it?
View Quote [Danny enters the room finding Jack awake sitting on his bed]
Danny: Can I go to my room and get my fire-engine?
Jack: Come here for a minute first. [Danny sits with Jack] How's it going, Doc?
Danny: Okay.
Jack: Are you having a good time?
Danny: Yes, Dad.
Jack: Good. I want you to have a good time.
Danny: I am. Dad?
Jack: Yes?
Danny: Do you feel bad?
Jack: No. I'm just a little tired.
Danny: Then why don't you go to sleep?
Jack: I can't. I have too much to do.
Danny: Dad?
Jack: Yes?
Danny: Do you like this hotel?
Jack: Yes I do. I love it. Don't you?
Danny: I guess so.
Jack: Good. I want you to like it here. I wish we could stay here for ever, and ever... and ever.
Danny: Dad?
Jack: What?
Danny: You wouldn't ever hurt Mommy and me, would you?
Jack: What do you mean? Did your mother ever say that to you, that I would hurt you?
Danny: No, Dad.
Jack: Are you sure?
Danny: Yes, Dad.
Jack: I love you, Danny. I love you more than anything else in the whole world, and I'd never do anything to hurt you, ever. You know that, don't you?
Danny: Yes, Dad.
Jack: Good.
View Quote [Wendy brings Jack breakfast in bed]
Wendy: It's really pretty outside. How about taking me for a walk after you've finished your breakfast?
Jack: Oh, I suppose I ought to try to do some writing first.
Wendy: Any ideas yet?
Jack: Lots of ideas. No good ones.
Wendy: Well, something'll come. It's just a matter of settling back into the habit of writing every day.
Jack: Yeah, that's all it is.
Wendy: It's really nice up here, isn't it?
Jack: I love it, I really do. I've never been this happy or comfortable anywhere.
Wendy: Yeah, it's amazing how fast you get used to such a big place. I tell you, when we first came up here, I thought it was kind of scary.
Jack: I fell in love with it right away. When I came up here for my interview, it was as though I'd been here before. I mean, we all have moments of déjà vu, but this was ridiculous. It was almost as though I knew what was going to be around every corner.
View Quote [Wendy is reading Jack's manuscript which constantly says "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy". A manic Jack appears]
Jack: How do you like it?
Wendy: [screams] Jack!
Jack: What are you doing down here?
Wendy: I just... wanted... to talk to you.
Jack: Okay. Let's talk. What do you want to talk about?
Wendy: I... I can't really remember.
Jack: You can't remember?
Wendy: No. I can't.
Jack: [distorted, from Danny's point of view as he hallucinates] Maybe it was about Danny? Maybe it was about him. I think we should discuss Danny. I think we should discuss what should be done with him. What should be done with him?
Wendy: [crying hysterically] I don't know.
Jack: I don't think that's true. I think you have some very definite ideas about what should be done with Danny, and I'd like to know what they are.
Wendy: I think maybe he should be taken to a doctor.
Jack: You think "maybe" he should be taken to a doctor?
Wendy: Yes.
Jack: When do you think MAYBE he should be taken to a doctor?
Wendy: As soon as possible.
Jack: [cruelly mocking Wendy] "As soon as possible"?
Wendy: Jack! Please!
Jack: You believe his health might be at stake.
Wendy: Yes!
Jack: You are concerned about him.
Wendy: Yes!
Jack: And are you concerned about me?
Wendy: Of course I am!
Jack: [sarcastically] Of course you are! Ever thought about my responsibilities?!
Wendy: Oh, Jack, what are you talking about?
Jack: Have you ever had a single moment's thought about my responsibilities?! Have you EVER thought, for a single solitary moment, about my responsibilities to my employers?! Has it ever occurred to you that I have agreed to look after the Overlook Hotel until May the 1st?! Does it matter to you AT ALL that the owners have placed their complete confidence and trust in me, and that I have signed a letter of agreement, a contract, in which I have accepted that responsibility?! Do you have the slightest idea what a moral and ethical principle is?! Do you?! Has it ever occurred to you what would happen to my future if I were to fail to live up to my responsibilities?! Has it ever occurred to you?! HAS IT?!
Wendy: [swinging the bat at him with short, chopping strokes] Stay away from me!
Jack: Why?
Wendy: I just want to go back to my room!
Jack: Why?
Wendy: Well, I'm very confused! I just need a chance to think things over!
Jack: You've had your whole ****ING LIFE to think things over! What good's a few minutes more gonna do you now?
Wendy: Stay away from me! Please! Don't hurt me!
Jack: I'm not going to hurt you.
Wendy: Stay away from me!
Jack: Wendy...
Wendy: Stay away!
Jack: Darling... light of my life... I'm not going to hurt you. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in! I'm going to bash 'em right the **** in! [laughs]
Wendy: Stay away from me! Don't hurt me!
Jack: I'm not going to hurt you.
Wendy: Stay away from me! Please!
Jack: Stop swinging the bat.
Wendy: Stay away from me!
Jack: Put the bat down, Wendy.
Wendy: Stop it!
Jack: Wendy, give me the bat.
Wendy: Please! Stay away!
Jack: Give me the bat.
Wendy: Stop it!
Jack: Give me the bat.
Wendy: Jack, stay away from me!
Jack: Stop swinging the bat.
Wendy: Please stop!
Jack: Give me the bat, Wendy.
Wendy: Stay away!
Jack: [deep voice] Wendy! [normal voice] Give me the bat. Give me the bat. [grabs for the bat, Wendy hits his hand] Ow! Goddamn! [Wendy hits Jack over the head and he falls down the stairs, unconscious; she then drags him through the kitchen towards the pantry door as he begins to awaken; she unlocks the door, pulls him in, and locks him inside]
View Quote (Imitating Bugs Bunny) Eh, what's up, Doc?
View Quote Note: ranked #68 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema
View Quote [To Jack] You did this to him, didn't you? You son-of-a-bitch! You did this to him! Didn't you?! [Jack shakes his head in denial] How could you? How could you?!
View Quote [When Tony says he does not want to go to the Overlook Hotel] Well, let's just wait and see. We're all going to have a real good time.
View Quote Come out, come out, wherever you are!
View Quote Danny! I'm coming! You can't get away! I'm right behind ya!