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700 Chilling Shining Quotes by Stephen King (2023)

1. “She said: “If it’s what your father wants, it’s what I want.”


2. “The wheels of progress; sooner or later they took you back to where you started from.”


3. “She had considered throwing them out a dozen times but in the end always backed away from the idea, as if some unknown charm would be broken by the act. And”


4. ”Wendy Torrance: Well, I think… maybe… he should be taken to a doctor


5. (Jack Nicholson) "Yes, I do. I love it. Don't you?"


6. (Scatman Crothers) "Does Tony tell you things?"


7. “And the wind gonna rise up, baby , and blow my blues away.....”


8. “That’s super. I like you, Lloyd. You were always the best of them. Best damned barkeep between Barre and Portland, Maine. Portland, Oregon, for that matter.”


9. “Her breasts swayed like ancient cracked punching bags.”


10. (Danny Lloyd) "Yeah, I guess so. Anyway, there's hardly anybody to play with around here."


11. God, I'd give anything for a drink. I'd give my goddamned soul for just a glass of beer.


12. “Mr. Torrance, I see you can hardly have taken care of the business we discussed. ” — Grady


13. “Does the phrase ‘the shining’ mean anything to you?”


14. “You shine on, boy. Harder than anyone I ever met in my life. And I’m sixty years old this January.” “Huh?” “You got a knack,” Hallorann said, turning to him. “Me, I’ve always called it shining. That’s what my grandmother called it, too. She had it. We used to sit in the kitchen when I was a boy no older than you and have long talks without even openin our mouths.”


15. “Footsteps approaching the door or only the heartbeat in his ears?”


16. I like you, Lloyd. I always liked you. You were always the best of them. Best goddamned bartender from Timbuktu to Portland, Maine. Or Portland, Oregon, for that matter.


17. “Of course we’re friends … we are both civilized men, aren’t we? We’ve shared bed and board and bottle. We’ll always be friends, and the dog collar I have on you will always be ignored by mutual consent, and I’ll take good and benevolent care of you. All I ask in return is your soul.”


18. “Hotels are superstitious places. No thirteenth floor or room thirteen, no mirrors on the back of the door you come in through, stuff like that.”


19. “All he knew was all those empty rooms inside him were somehow filled when Mateo was around.”


20. (Scatman Crothers) "Eh -- What's up Doc?"


21. “Closer and closer swooped the fishing birds near Ping. Now Ping could see shining rings around their necks, rings of metal made so tight the birds could never swallow the big fish they were catching. ”


22. (Philip Stone) "That's strange, sir. I don't have any recollection of that at all."


23. “Wendy Torrance: [crying] Stay away from me.


24. (Jack Nicholson) "Well, that just happens to be exactly what I'm looking for. I'm outlining a new writing project and, uh, five months of peace is just what I want."


25. “It’s a slang term for the claustrophobic reaction that can occur when people are shut in together over long periods of time. The feeling of claustrophobia is externalized as dislike for the people you happen to be shut in with. In extreme cases it can result in hallucinations and violence – murder has been done over such minor things as a burned meal or an argument about whose turn it is to do the dishes.”


26. “In his faded tartan bathrobe and brown leather slippers with the rundown heels, his hair all in sleep corkscrews and Alfalfa cowlicks, he looked to her like an absurd twentieth-century Hamlet, an indecisive figure so mesmerized by onrushing tragedy that he was helpless to divert its course or alter it in any way. (jesus”


27. “God, I’d give anything for a drink. I’d give my g*dd*mn*d soul for just a glass of beer. ” – Jack Torrance


28. “Your son has a very great talent. I don’t think you are aware of how great it is. That he is attempting to use that very talent against your will. ” — Grady


29. “Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in. Not by the hair on your chinny-chin-chin? Then I’ll huff—and I’ll puff—and I’ll blow your house in. ” – Jack Torrance


30. “The CIA has been at the root of every dirty little war America has fought in this century. The CIA and dollar diplomacy.”


31. (Shelley Duvall) "I'm a Wendy."


32. (Jack Nicholson) "You've had your whole f***ing life to think things over, what good's a few minutes more gonna do you now?"


33. (Danny Lloyd) "Alright."


34. ”Jack Torrance: I’m not gonna hurt ya…


35. Lloyd the Bartender: “What will you be drinking, sir?”


36. (Danny Lloyd) "Tony."


37. “Was it possible, Danny wondered, to be glad you had done something and still be so ashamed of that something that you tried not to think of it?”


38. “There is no darkness so dense, so menacing, or so difficult that it cannot be overcome by light. ” – Vern P. Stanfill


39. (Danny Lloyd) "Tony told me never to tell them."


40. “I’m awfully glad you asked me that, Lloyd. Because I just happen to have to twentys and two tens right here in my wallet. And I was afraif there were gonna be there until net April. So, here’s what: You slip me a bottle of bourbon, a cool glass and some ice. You can do that, can’t you, Lloyd? You’re not too busy, are you?” — Jack Torrance, ‘The Shining’


41. “I dreamed that I, that I killed you and Danny. But I didn’t just kill ya. I cut you up in little pieces. Oh my God. I must be losing my mind. ” — Jack Torrance


42. “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. ” — Wendy Torrance, ‘The Shining’


43. “Jack Torrance: [laughs] Well, it's certainly got plenty of that.


44. “His books were in the bookcase, his coloring books on the desk. A place for everything and everything in its place, Mommy said. Then you know where it is when you want it. But now things had been misplaced. Things were missing. Worse still, things had been added, things you couldn’t quite see, like in one of those pictures that said CAN YOU SEE THE INDIANS? And if you strained and squinted, you could see some of them—the thing you had taken for a cactus at first glance was really a brave with a knife clamped in his teeth, and there were others hiding in the rocks, and you could even see one of their evil, merciless faces peering through the spokes of a covered wagon wheel. But you could never see all of them, and that was what made you uneasy. Because it was the ones you couldn’t see that would sneak up behind you, a tomahawk in one hand and a scalping knife in the other …”


45. “Little Pigs, little pigs, let me come in. Not by the hair on your chinny- chin chin? Then I’ll huff… and I’ll Puff. . and I’ll blow your house in. ” — Jack Torrance


46. “And her mother would pat her hand and say comfortingly, Although it’s not your fault, it’s all your own fault. You were never ready. You showed your true colors when you came between your father and me.”


47. “Redrum. ” — Danny Torrance, ‘The Shining’


48. (Jack Nicholson) "I just happen to have two 20s and two 10s right here in my wallet. I was afraid they were going to be there until next April."


49. (Danny Lloyd) "I guess so."


50. (Shelley Duvall) "Stay away from me. Don't hurt me."


51. “We've got canned fruits and vegetables, canned fish and meats, hot and cold syrups, Post Toasties, Corn Flakes, Sugar Puffs, Rice Krispies, Oatmeal... and Cream of Wheat. You got... [then, telepathically to Danny] How'd you like some ice cream, Doc?...a dozen jugs of black molasses, we got sixty boxes of dried milk, thirty twelve-pound bags of sugar... Now we got dried peaches, dried apricots, dried raisins and dried prunes. You know Mrs. Torrance, you got to keep regular, if you want to be happy!”


52. “You can move away from a stranger. You can’t move away from yourself.”


53. Wendy Torrance: “Jack! Jack! Thank God you’re here! There’s someone else in the hotel with us! There’s a crazy woman in one of the rooms! She tried to strangle Danny!”


54. “He felt like a man with a power cord in one hand, groping around a dark and unfamiliar room for a socket. If he could find it he would be rewarded with a view of wonders.”


55. “When we grow up, concepts gradually get easier and we leave the images to the poets”


56. “The entrance ramp had been blocked by an overturned semi. Bright-burning flares had been scattered around it like birthday candles on some idiot child’s cake.”


57. “Human Nature Baby, grab it and growl.”


58. “Las lágrimas que curan son también las lágrimas que queman y mortifican.”


59. (Jack Nicholson) "I'll just hold this open for you. Music."


60. Jack Torrance: “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. ”


61. (Danny Lloyd) "Yeah, I guess so."


62. “Then you start to see things, Lloydy-my-boy. Things you missed from the gutter. Like how the floor of the Wagon is nothing but straight pine boards, so fresh they’re still bleeding sap, and if you took your shoes off you’d be sure to get a splinter.”


63. “Any big hotels have got scandals. Just like every big hotel has got a ghost. Why? Hell, people come and go.”


64. “Danny was still awake long after his parents’ false sleep had become the real thing. He rolled in his bed, twisting the sheets, grappling with a problem years too big for him, awake in the night like a single sentinel on picket. And sometime after midnight, he slept, too, and then only the wind was awake, prying at the hotel and hooting in its gables under the bright gimlet gaze of the stars.”


65. “I like you," she whispered, and he thought that her scent was like lilies, secret and hidden in cracks furred with green moss—places where sunshine is short and shadows long.”


66. “flattery is the stuff that greases the wheels of the world.”


67. “Danny Torrance: Dad?


68. (Jack Nicholson) "Yes?"


69. “Time to Rise


70. “Every big hotel has got a ghost. Why? Hell, people come and go …”


71. “What you got, son, I call it shinin on, the Bible calls it having visions, and there’s scientists that call it precognition. I’ve read up on it, son. I’ve studied on it. They all mean seeing the future.”


72. (Danny Lloyd) "It's like when I go to sleep, he shows me things. But when I wake up, I can't remember everything."


73. (Jack Nicholson) "Mr. Grady, you were the caretaker here. I recognize ya. I saw your picture in the newspapers. You, uh, chopped your wife and daughters up into little bits. And then you blew your brains out."


74. “The Overlook was having one hell of a good time. There was a little boy to terrorize, a man and his woman to set one against the other, and if it played its cards right they could end up flitting through the Overlook’s halls like insubstantial shades in a Shirley Jackson novel, whatever walked in Hill House walked alone, but you wouldn’t be alone in the Overlook, oh no, there would be plenty of company here.”


75. “I shall go on shining as a brilliantly meaningless figure in a meaningless world.”


76. (Also need the matching necklace)!!!


77. “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”


78. “His dad lost his marbles last night. They took him away."


79. “I’m sorry to differ with you sir, but you are the caretaker. You’ve always been the caretaker. I should know sir, I’ve always been here. ” – Delbert Grady


80. “Jack Torrance: Well, that is quite a story.


81. (Jack Nicholson) "Wendy, let me explain something to you. Whenever you come in here and interrupt me, you're breaking my concentration. You're distracting me. And it will then take me time to get back to where I was. You understand?"


82. “Jack had seen Denker the teacher as not much different from the strutting South American little Caesars in their banana kingdoms, standing dissidents up against the wall of the handiest squash or handball court, a super-zealot in a comparatively small puddle, a man whose every whim becomes a crusade.”


83. “How did you know we called him doc?”


84. “She had never dreamed there could be so much pain in a life when there was nothing physically wrong. She hurt all the time.”


85. (Barry Nelson) "The police thought that it was what the old-timers used to call cabin fever. A kind of claustrophobic reaction which can occur when people are shut in together over long periods of time."


86. “Love was over, and her man was sleeping beside her. Her man. She smiled a little in the darkness, his seed still trickling with slow warmth from between her slightly parted thighs, and her smile was both rueful and pleased, because the phrase her man summoned up a hundred feelings. Each feeling examined alone was a bewilderment. Together, in this darkness floating to sleep, they were like a distant blues tune heard in an almost deserted nightclub, melancholy but pleasing.”


87. “Remember, my talented friend, there are Michelangelos begging everywhere in the streets of Rome...”


88. (Danny Lloyd) "No he isn't, Mrs. Torrance."


89. “he looked to her like an absurd twentieth-century Hamlet, an indecisive figure so mesmerized by onrushing tragedy that he was helpless to divert its course or alter it in any way.”


90. “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 first? 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 moral and ethical principles are? 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?” – Jack Torrance


91. “He invited the driver of the limo to perform an illegal sex act on himself.”


92. (Danny Lloyd) "Remember what Mr. Hallorann said. It's just like pictures in a book, Danny. It isn't real."


93. “Someday her child would be a stranger to her, and she would be strange to him … but not as strange as her own mother had become to her. Please don’t let it be that way, God. Let him grow up and still love his mother.”


94. “My predecessor in this job left a man named Charles Grady as the Winter caretaker. And he came up here with his wife and two little girls, I think were eight and ten. And he had a good employment record, good references, and from what I’ve been told he seemed like a completely normal individual. But at some point during the winter, he must have suffered some kind of a complete mental breakdown. He ran a muck and killed his family with an axe. Stacked them neatly in one of the rooms in the West wing and then he, he put both barrels of a shotgun in his mouth. ” — Ullman, ‘The Shining’


95. “There were mornings when Jack would stumble into their leased house with dawn seeping into the sky and find Wendy and the baby asleep on the couch, Danny always on the inside, a tiny fist curled under the shelf of Wendy’s jaw. He would look at them and the self-loathing would back up his throat in a bitter wave, even stronger than the taste of beer and cigarettes and martinis—martians, as Al called them. Those were the times that his mind would turn thoughtfully and sanely to the gun or the rope or the razor blade.”


96. Stuart Ullman: “Physically, it’s not a very demanding job. The only thing that can get a bit trying up here during the winter is, uh, a tremendous sense of isolation. ”


97. “from college-educated man to wailing ape in five easy seconds.”


98. “Innocence to experience. Human nature, baby. Grab it and growl.”


99. Hello Danny. Come and play with us. Come and play with us, Danny. Forever...and ever...and ever.


100. “Is there a status quo in the house?”


101. (Jack Nicholson) "Mr. Grady, haven't I seen you somewhere before?"


102. “What Jack didn't understand was that no matter where he went, the same asshole got off the plane.”


103. (Jack Nicholson) "Well you can rest assured, Mr. Ullman, that's not going to happen with me."


104. “You son of a bitch! You did this to him, didn’t you!? How could you!? How could you!?” — Wendy Torrance


105. “he woulda hired the Boston Strangler if he’d’ve worked for minimum wage.”


106. “Those were the times that his mind would turn thoughtfully and sanely to the gun or the rope or the razor blade.”


107. (Jack Nicholson) "I certainly can and I also understand why your people in Denver left it for you to tell me."


108. “He had been a fine player, making All-Conference in his junior and senior years, and he knew perfectly well that he had his own bad temper to thank … or to blame. He had not enjoyed football. Every game was a grudge match.”


109. (Danny Lloyd) "Danny isn't here, Mrs. Torrance."


110. “That done, he let his fingers play briefly over the magneto.”


111. “What, exactly, is impelling Jack Torrence toward murder... Is it undead people or undead memories?... perhaps those different conclusions are, in fact, the same. For aren't memories the true ghosts of our lives? Do they not drive us to words and acts we regret from time to time?”


112. “She thought that to children adult motives and actions must seem as bulking and ominous as dangerous animals seen in the shadows of a dark forest. They were jerked about like puppets, having only the vaguest notions why.”


113. “There was a little boy to terrorize, a man and his woman to set one against the other, and if it played its cards right they could end up flitting through the overlook's halls like insubstantial shades in a Shirley Jackson novel, whatever walked in hill house walked alone, but you won't be alone in the overlook, oh no, there would be plenty of company.”


114. “Wendy Torrance: Hey. Wasn't it around here that the Donner Party got snowbound?


115. ”It’s just like pictures in a book, it isn’t real. ”-Danny Torrance as “Tony”, ‘The Shining’


116. (Shelley Duvall) "Yeah."


117. “- Jack Torrance: The most terrible nightmare I ever had. It's the most horrible dream I ever had.


118. “She was an excruciating throb of pain from one end to the other.”


119. “Larry, just between you and me, we got a very serious problem with the people taking care of the place. They turned out to be completely unreliable assholes.”


120. (Jack Nicholson) "Now, we're going to make a new rule. When you come in here and you hear me typing"


121. (Shelley Duvall) "I can't get out. I can't get out. Run. Run."


122. “And the wind gonna rise up, baby


123. “Wendy, I’m home. ” – Jack Torrance


124. “Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in.”


125. (Scatman Crothers) "Who's Tony?"


126. “They were all rather big pearls, but no one really minds a pearl being big, and soon the pearl-divers had a pile of wet and shining jewels by the water-side. The worst of it was that as soon as the stones were dry- and they dried quickly in the sun- they stopped shining, and could not be counted as pearls anymore.”


127. “Here's Johnny!”


128. (Scatman Crothers) "Mrs. Torrance, your husband introduced you as Winifred. Now, are you a Winnie or a Freddy?"


129. “laconically”


130. “She had never dreamed there could be so much pain in a life when there was nothing physically wrong. She hurt all the time. How much of it was her fault? That question haunted her. She felt like her mother. Like her father. Sometimes, when she felt like herself, she wondered what it would be like for Danny, and she dreaded the day when he grew old enough to lay blame.”


131. “The lion on the left had advanced all the way to the fence now; its muzzle was touching the boards. It seemed to be grinning at him. Jack backed up another two steps. His head was thudding crazily and he could feel the dry rasp of his breath in his throat. Now the buffalo had moved, circling to the right, behind and around the rabbit. The head was lowered, the green hedge horns pointing at him. The thing was, you couldn't watch all of them. Not all at once.”


132. ”Perhaps they need a good talking to if you don’t mind my saying so. Perhaps a bit more. My girls, sir, they didn’t care for the Overlook at first. One of them actually stole a pack of matches and tried to burn it down. But I ‘corrected’ them sir. And when my wife tried to prevent me from doing my duty, I ‘corrected’ her. ” -Mr. Grady, ‘The Shining’


133. (Scatman Crothers) "How does he tell you things?"


134. (Joe Turkel) "How are things going, Mr. Torrance?"


135. “So many books, so little time.” ― Frank Zappa


136. “The wind sighed through the trees, and the fallen leaves rattled up the deserted walks and around the hubcaps of parked cars. It was a faint and sorrowful sound, and the boy thought that he might be the only one in Boulder awake enough to hear it.”


137. “The world’s a hard place, Danny. It don’t care. It don’t hate you and me, but it don’t love us, either. Terrible things happen in the world, and they’re things no one can explain. Good people die in bad, painful ways and leave the folks that love them all alone. Sometimes it seems like it’s only the bad people who stay healthy and prosper. The world don’t love you, but your momma does and so do I. You’re a good boy. You grieve for your daddy, and when you feel you have to cry over what happened to him, you go into a closet or under your covers and cry until it’s all out of you again. That’s what a good son has to do. But see that you get on. That’s your job in this hard world, to keep your love alive and see that you get on, no matter what. Pull your act together and just go on.”


138. “De un extraño te puedes apartar, pero de ti mismo no.”


139. “Staring at the hedge animals, he realized something had changed while he had his hand over his eyes.”


140. (Danny Lloyd) "I just don't."


141. (Joe Turkel) "Yes, it is, Mr. Torrance."


142. “Remember what Mr. Hallorann said. It’s just like pictures in a book, Danny. It isn’t real. ” – Danny Torrance


143. (Jack Nicholson) "I don't believe they did."


144. ”Now, we’re going to make a new rule. When you come in here and you hear me typing …” -Jack Torrance, ‘The Shining’


145. “He rolled in his bed, twisting the sheets, grappling with a problem years too big for him, awake in the night like a single sentinel on picket. And sometime after midnight, he slept, too, and then only the wind was awake, prying at the hotel and hooting in its gables under the bright gimlet gaze of the stars.”


146. (Scatman Crothers) "Why don't you want to talk about it?"


147. “It was possible to graduate from passive to active, to take the thing that had once driven you nearly to madness as a neutral prize of no more than occasional academic interest.”


148. “I like you, Lloyd. I always liked you. You were always the best of them. Best goddamned bartender from Timbuktu to Portland, Maine. Or Portland, Oregon, for that matter.”


149. “That was Poe, the Great American Hack.”


150. “He had an agent in New York, a tough red-headed woman named Phyllis Sandler who smoked Herbert Tareytons, drank Jim Beam from a paper cup, and thought the literary sun rose and set on Sean O’Casey.”


151. (Danny Lloyd) "Do you like this hotel?"


152. “Hallorann pushed the button that lowered the passenger side window and hollered: “Those avocados is too damn high, you cheapskate!” Masterton looked back over his shoulder, grinned widely enough to expose all three gold teeth, and yelled back, “And I know exactly where you can put em, my good buddy.” “Remarks like that I keep track of, bro.” Masterton gave him the finger.”


153. “I flash to the ships of the air. But you are still master of the river. Quick, let your light shine again. Each to his own place, little brother!”


154. “Tough old world, baby. If you’re not bolted together tightly, you’re gonna shake, rattle, and roll before you turn thirty.”


155. “Here’s to five miserable months on the wagon, and all the irreparable harm it has caused me. ” – Jack Torrance


156. Construction started in 1907. It was finished in 1909. The site is supposed to be located on an Indian burial ground, and I believe they actually had to repel a few Indian attacks as they were building it.


157. “Jack stood by his shoulder, very much aware of the scent of Ullman’s cologne. All my men wear English Leather or they wear nothing at all came into his mind for no reason at all, and he had to clamp his tongue between his teeth to keep in a bray of laughter.”


158. (Jack Nicholson) "Well, it's certainly got plenty of that."


159. (Shelley Duvall) "I just wanna go back to my room."


160. “Forever… and ever… and ever. ” — Grady Twins


161. “Off to California in that tired old VW with the disintegrating fuel pump like a family of dustbowl Okies?”


162. Jack Torrance: Wendy?


163. “And in the bug, which moved upward more surely on the gentler grade, he kept looking out between them as the road unwound, affording occasional glimpses of the Overlook Hotel, its massive bank of westward-looking windows reflecting back the sun. It was the place he had seen in the midst of the blizzard, the dark and booming place where some hideously familiar figure sought him down long corridors carpeted with jungle.”


164. (Danny Lloyd) "Tony's a little boy who lives in my mouth."


165. “People who shine can sometimes see things that are gonna happen, and I think sometimes they can see things that did happen. But they’re just like pictures in a book.”


166. “Here’s Johnny!!!” – Quotes From The Shining #TheShining #ShiningMovieQuotes #ShiningQuotes


167. “White man’s burden, Lloyd, my man, white man’s burden. ” — Jack Torrance, ‘The Shining’


168. (Shelley Duvall) "Yeah?"


169. “Monsters are real. Ghosts are too. They live inside of us, and sometimes, they win.”


170. “Mr. Torrance, I see you can hardly have taken care of the business we discussed. ” — Grady, ‘The Shining’


171. “Some of these people from California, they don’t think things is right unless they got it hot enough to grow a palm tree in their fuckin bedroom.”


172. Perhaps they need a good talking to if you don't mind my saying so. Perhaps a bit more. My girls, sir, they didn't care for the Overlook at first. One of them actually stole a pack of matches and tried to burn it down. But I 'corrected' them sir. And when my wife tried to prevent me from doing my duty, I 'corrected' her.


173. “He pulled a red-and-blue bandana from his back pocket, blew his nose with a decisive honk, and thrust it back out of sight after a short peek into it to see if he had gotten anything interesting.”


174. “Daddy …?” He was almost asleep now. “What?” “What’s redrum?” “Red drum? Sounds like something an Indian might take on the warpath.” Silence. “Hey, doc?” But Danny was asleep, breathing in long, slow strokes.”


175. (Jack Nicholson) "Stop swingin' the bat. Put the bat down, Wendy. Wendy? Give me the bat --"


176. “It was not just Danny the Overlook was working on. It was working on him, too. It wasn't Danny who was the weak link, it was him. He was the vulnerable one, the one who could be bent and twisted until something snapped.”


177. “If we go, how long will it be before you find the local hole in Sidewinder? a voice inside him asked. The dark place with the lousy color TV that unshaven and unemployed men spend the day watching game shows on? Where the piss in the men’s room smells two thousand years old and there’s always a sodden Camel butt unraveling in the toilet bowl? Where the beer is thirty cents a glass and you cut it with salt and the jukebox is loaded with seventy country oldies? How long? Oh Christ, he was so afraid it wouldn’t be long at all. “I can’t win,” he said, very softly. That was it. It was like trying to play solitaire with one of the aces missing from the deck.”


178. “It teekles nozzing like Jock Torrance would like to teekle you, madame.”


179. “- Wendy Torrance: I just wanna go back to my room!


180. “Forever… and ever… and ever. ” — Grady Twins, ‘The Shining’


181. “As I recall, I had my own invisible friend when I was Danny’s age, a talking rooster named Chug-Chug.”


182. “Well, you know, Doc, when something happens, you can leave a trace of itself behind. Say like, if someone burns toast. Well, maybe things that happen leave other kinds of traces behind. Not things that anyone can notice, but things that people who shine can see; just like they can see things that haven’t happened yet. Well, sometimes they can see things that happened a long time ago. I think a lot of things happened right here in this particular hotel over the years. And not all of them were good. ” – Dick Hallorann


183. “I dreamed that I, that I killed you and Danny. But I didn’t just kill ya. I cut you up in little pieces. Oh my God. I must be losing my mind.”


184. “Luddite,”


185. “He had stuck his hand through some rotted flashing in high summer and that hand and his whole arm had been consumed in holy, righteous fire, destroying conscious thought, making the concept of civilized behavior obsolete. Could you be expected to behave as a thinking human being when your hand was being impaled on red-hot darning needles? Could you be expected to live in the love of your nearest and dearest when the brown, furious cloud rose out of the hole in the fabric of things (the fabric you thought was so innocent) and arrowed straight at you? Could you be held responsible for your own actions as you ran crazily about on the sloping roof seventy feet above the ground, not knowing where you were going, not remembering that your panicky, stumbling feet could lead you crashing and blundering right over the rain gutter and down to your death on the concrete seventy feet below? Jack didn’t think you could.”


186. “The moon was now shining brightly and all the bush was hushed, except for the sound of those little animals who are always busy at night-time. Angelina sniffed the night air with delight and felt very happy as she thought of the baby in her pouch.”


187. (Shelley Duvall) "Maybe, but I don't remember calling him that since I came here."


188. (Barry Nelson) "Physically, it's not a very demanding job. The only thing that can get a bit trying up here during the winter is, uh, a tremendous sense of isolation."


189. “Any big hotels have got scandals,” he said. “Just like every big hotel has got a ghost. Why? Hell, people come and go.”


190. “If you’re not bolted together tightly, you’re gonna shake, rattle, and roll before you turn thirty.”


191. ” I dreamed that I, that I killed you and Danny. But I didn’t just kill ya. I cut you up in little pieces. Oh my God. I must be losing my mind. ” -Jack Torrance, ‘The Shining’


192. “She had never dreamed there could be so much pain in a life when there was nothing physically wrong.”


193. “Este lugar inhumano hace monstruos humanos.”


194. “She had decided to ask him for a divorce. She had pondered the question from a hundred different angles, had been pondering it in fact for the six months before the broken arm. She told herself she would have made the decision long ago if it hadn’t been for Danny, but not even that was necessarily true. She dreamed on the long nights when Jack was out, and her dreams were always of her mother’s face and of her own wedding.”


195. “Jack Torrance thought: Officious little prick.”


196. (Jack Nicholson) "Wendy, listen. Let me out of here and I'll forget the whole damn thing. It'll be just like nothing ever happened. Wendy, baby, I think you hurt my head real bad. I'm dizzy, I need a doctor. Honey, don't leave me here."


197. “Ich würde Sie selbst hinbringen, aber ich bin beschäftigt wie ’ne Katze, die sich in ein Wollknäuel verstrickt hat”


198. “Any big hotels have got scandals," he said. "Just like every big hotel has got a ghost. Why? Hell, people come and go. Sometimes one of em will pop off in his room, heart attack or stroke or something like that. Hotels are superstitious places. No thirteenth floor or room thirteen, no mirrors on the back of the door you come in through, stuff like that. [...]”


199. “Wendy? Darling? Light of my life. I’m not gonna hurt ya. 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. ” – Jack Torrance


200. “Accept your light and let it shine to create your own lighthouse on a stormy night. ” – Pauline Duncan-Thrasher


201. “As an author of Crime & Fiction I've known my friend Raymond Scott for several years. Raymond Scott is a trusted authority in the field of Shakespearean literature.”


202. (kill her.)


203. (Scatman Crothers) "-- a dozen jugs of black molasses, we got sixty boxes of dried milk, thirty twelve-pound bags of sugar -- Now we got dried peaches, dried apricots, dried raisins and dried prunes. You know Mrs. Torrance, you got to keep regular, if you want to be happy."


204. (Shelley Duvall) "Whoo, we made it. I didn't think it was gonna be this big, did you?"


205. Jack Torrance: I'm not gonna hurt ya...


206. “But it was a dreadful kind of curiosity, the kind that makes you peek through your fingers during the scariest parts of a scary movie.”


207. (Jack Nicholson) "Wendy, I'm home."


208. “Sometimes human places, create inhuman monsters.”


209. “Behind him, the thing's temper broke through the shambling charade of normality.”


210. “Soft and sweet and mellow, the song came back and lingered, following her down into a deeper sleep where thought ceased and the faces that came in dreams went unremembered.”


211. “He was just falling asleep when all the birds started to sing and the sun peeped in at the window. ‘TWEET, TWEET!’ went the birds. SHINE SHINE went the sun.”


212. “Jack stood in the dining room just outside the batwing doors leading into the Colorado Lounge, his head cocked, listening. He was smiling faintly. Around him, he could hear the Overlook Hotel coming to life. It”


213. “I’ve been sleepwalking again, my dear. / The plants are moving under the rug.”


214. “Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. ” – Richard Bach


215. (Jack Nicholson) "Not for me."


216. “Once you saw the face of a god in those jumbled blacks and whites, it was everybody out of the pool - you could never unsee it. Others might laugh and say it's nothing, just a lot of splotches with no meaning, give me a good old Craftmaster paint-by-the-numbers any day but you would always see the face of Christ-Our-Lord looking out at you. You had seen it in one gestalt leap, the conscious and unconscious melding in that one shocking moment of understanding. You would always see it. You were damned to always see it.”


217. “Once, during the drinking phase, Wendy had accused him of desiring his own destruction but not possessing the necessary moral fiber to support a full-blown deathwish. So he manufactured ways in which other people could do it, lopping a piece at a time off himself and their family.”


218. “A week and a half later two feet of snow lay white and crisp and even on the grounds of the Overlook Hotel.”


219. “White man’s burden, Lloyd, my man, white man’s burden. ” – Jack Torrance


220. “the way things should be and the way things are hardly ever get together.”


221. “For Jack’s father it must have been more like the fate of McTeague the dentist at the end of Frank Norris’s great novel: handcuffed to a dead man in the wasteland.”


222. “Jack Torrance looked back over his shoulder once into the impenetrable, musty-smelling darkness and thought that if there was ever a place that should have ghosts, this was it.”


223. (Scatman Crothers) "How'd you like some ice cream, Doc?"


224. (Jack Nicholson) "Danny, I'm coming."


225. ”Hello Danny. Come and play with us. Come and play with us, Danny. Forever…and ever…and ever. ” -Grady twins, ‘The Shining’


226. “Because it was frightening, they swept it quickly from their minds.”


227. “I can't crochet either.”


228. “We all remember our pleasant dreams more clearly than the scary ones.”


229. “The sleep of reason breeds monsters.”


230. “How many times, over how many years, had he—a grown man—asked for the mercy of another chance? He was suddenly so sick of himself, so revolted, that he could have groaned aloud.”


231. “He needs to be corrected, if you don’t mind me saying so. He needs a good talking-to, and perhaps a bit more. My own girls, sir, didn’t care for the Overlook at first. One of them actually stole a pack of my matches and tried to burn it down. I corrected them. I corrected them most harshly. And when my wife tried to stop me from doing my duty, I corrected her.”


232. “God wiped snot out of his nose and that was you.”


233. (Shelley Duvall) "Yeah, I know. It always takes a little time to make new friends."


234. “I and others have come to a belief that your heart is not in this. That you don’t have the belly for it. ” – Delbert Grady


235. “Once she told me I looked like the sun to her, because of my hair. I asked her if I shined like the sun, and she told me, ‘No, Daddy, you shine more like the moon, when it’s dark outside.”


236. (Shelley Duvall) "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 kinda scary."


237. “You know, schizoid behavior is a pretty common thing in children. It’s accepted, because all we adults have this unspoken agreement that children are lunatics.”


238. “But it wasn’t really empty. Because here in the Overlook things just went on and on.”


239. It's just like pictures in a book, it isn't real.


240. “Little Pigs, little pigs, let me come in. Not by the hair on your chinny- chin chin? Then I’ll huff… and I’ll Puff. . and I’ll blow your house in. ” — Jack Torrance, ‘The Shining’


241. “You'll be my friend?"


242. “- Danny Torrance: What about Room 237?


243. (Jack Nicholson) "Hi, Lloyd. Little slow tonight, isn't it?"


244. (Jack Nicholson) "Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. 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."


245. (Jack Nicholson) "Gonna bash 'em right the f*** in."


246. “But I don’t understand things!” Danny burst out. “I do but I don’t! People … they feel things and I feel them, but I don’t know what I’m feeling!” He looked down at his lap wretchedly. “I wish I could read. Sometimes Tony shows me signs and I can hardly read any of them.”


247. “Sometimes we go outside of ourselves looking for approval from others and/or to fit in, I still even fall prey to that sometimes. Do not allow others to diminish your light due to their own fears and insecurities. Instead, let your light shine so brightly, that you illuminate a pathway for others to find their way out of the darkness!” Namaste’


248. “Your greatest test is when you are able to bless someone else while you are going through your own storm. ” – Unknown


249. (Barry Nelson) "Yeah it is. It's still hard for me to believe it happened here. It did, and I think you can appreciate why I wanted to tell you about it."


250. “You keep a good eye on your boy, Mr. Torrance. You wouldn’t want nothing to happen to him.”


251. “I think all mothers shine a little, you know, at least until their kids grow up enough to watch out for themselves.”


252. “She had never dreamed there could be so much pain in a life when there was nothing physically wrong. She hurt all the time.


253. “They promised me I could look all I want.” It raised the mallet again. “Yes, they promise,” Danny said, “but they lie.”


254. Lloyd the Bartender: “Women. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. ”


255. “He invited the driver of the limo to perform an illegal sex act on himself. To engage in oral congress with various rodents and birds. He articulated his own proposal that all persons of Negro blood return to their native continent. He expressed his sincere belief in the position the limo driver’s soul would occupy in the afterlife. He finished by saying that he believed he had met the limodriver’s mother in a New Orleans house of prostitution.”


256. “For aren’t memories the true ghosts of our lives? Do they not drive all of us to words and acts we regret from time to time?”


257. “Mr. Grady. You were the caretaker here. I recognize ya. I saw your picture in the newspapers. You, uh, chopped your wife and daughters up into little bits. And then you blew your brains out. ” – Jack Torrance


258. (Jack Nicholson) "Good. I want you to like it here. I wish we could stay here forever -- and ever -- and ever."


259. “- Jack Torrance: You are concerned about him.


260. “Just enough of a sound to slit through the red fog like an arrow—but instead of letting in sunlight, that sound let in the dark clouds of shame and remorse, the terror, the agonizing convulsion of the spirit. A clean sound with the past on one side of it and all the future on the other, a sound like a breaking pencil lead or a small piece of kindling when you brought it down over your knee. A moment of utter silence on the other side, in respect to the beginning future maybe, all the rest of his life.”


261. “Your son has a very great talent. I don’t think you are aware of how great it is. That he is attempting to use that very talent against your will. ” — Grady, ‘The Shining’


262. Danny Torrance: “What was the Donner Party?”


263. (Jack Nicholson) "or whether you don't hear me typing, or whatever the f*** you hear me doing; when I'm in here, it means that I am working, that means don't come in. Now, do you think you can handle that?"


264. “And that's when you realize what the Wagon really is, Lloyd. It's a church with bars on the windows, a church for women and a prison for you.”


265. Here's to five miserable months on the wagon, and all the irreparable harm it has caused me.


266. “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. ” – Charles Dickens


267. (Jack Nicholson) "The most terrible nightmare I ever had. It's the most horrible dream I ever had."


268. “If you want to give light to others you have to glow yourself. ” – Thomas S. Monson


269. “He supposed he was fascinated by that commonplace sense of history that anyone can feel glancing through the fresh news of ten or twenty years ago.”


270. I dreamed that I, that I killed you and Danny. But I didn't just kill ya. I cut you up in little pieces. Oh my God. I must be losing my mind.


271. (Shelley Duvall) "You son of a bitch. You did this to him, didn't you. How could you. How could you."


272. They were a party of settlers in covered-wagon times. They got snowbound one winter in the mountains. They had to resort to cannibalism in order to stay alive.


273. (Shelley Duvall) "The loser has to keep America clean."


274. “God, I’d give anything for a drink. I’d give my goddamned soul for just a glass of beer.”


275. “He killed them, Mr. Torrance, and then committed suicide. He murdered the little girls with a hatchet, his wife with a shotgun, and himself the same way. His leg was broken. Undoubtedly so drunk he fell downstairs.” Ullman spread his hands and looked at Jack self-righteously.”


276. “You fucking drunken waste god wiped snot out of his nose and that was you”


277. “She throws away the inedible toast and looks at me, her blue eyes sad. “I'm a bad cook.”


278. “-Danny realmente tiene algo especial, un talento que a los demás nos falta. Y tal vez el Overlook también tenga algo.


279. (Jack Nicholson) "Well, that is quite a story."


280. “If brains was black powder he couldn’t blow his own nose. It’s a pity the things you see when you ain’t got a gun.”


281. “For a moment his rage was so great that he literally could not speak. The blood beat loudly in his ears. It was like getting a call from some twentieth-century Medici prince … no portraits of my family with their warts showing, please, or back to the rabble you’ll go. I subsidize no pictures but pretty pictures.”


282. “You take these.” A pair of bulky blue mittens dropped into Hallorann’s lap. “You’ll need em when you go off the road again, I guess. Cold out. You wear em unless you want to spend the rest of your life pickin your nose with a crochetin hook.”


283. “Shine so brightly that you illuminate a pathway for others to see their way out of the darkness”


284. (Jack Nicholson) "Mr. Grady, you were the caretaker here."


285. Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in. Not by the hair of your chiny-chin-chin? Well then I'll huff and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in.


286. “Łzy uzdrawiające to także te łzy, które parzą i smagają.”


287. “That's right," Jack said. "Just the elevator."


288. “‘Any big hotels have got scandals. He said, ‘Just like every big hotel has got a ghost. ’ Why? Hell, people come and go. ” – Stephen King, Author


289. “left, his own hand resting lightly on his son’s head.”


290. “Delbert Grady: Did you know, Mr. Torrance, that your son is attempting to bring an outside party into this situation? Did you know that?


291. “Ours is the responsibility to keep our lights bright for others to see and follow. ” – Thomas S. Monson


292. “the roadblock had disappeared under his fingers as magically as cotton candy dissolves on the lips.”


293. “the tasty waters of oblivion”


294. “Sometimes—


295. “God, I’d give anything for a drink.” – Quotes From The Shining #TheShining #ShiningMovieQuotes #ShiningQuotes


296. Delbert Grady: “Your wife appears to be stronger than we imagined, Mr. Torrance. Somewhat more—resourceful. She seems to have got the better of you. ”


297. “The workman cut to the left, still laying on his horn, and roared around the drunkenly weaving limousine. He invited the driver of the limo to perform an illegal sex act on himself. To engage in oral congress with various rodents and birds. He articulated his own proposal that all persons of Negro blood return to their native continent. He expressed his sincere belief in the position the limo driver's soul would occupy in the afterlife. He finished by saying that he believed he had met the limodriver's mother in a New Orleans house of prostitution.”


298. “Jack Torrance: The most terrible nightmare I ever had. It's the most horrible dream I ever had.


299. “It was ten o’clock. Their quarters were filled with counterfeit sleep.”


300. “I’m not gonna hurt ya. I’m just going to bash your brains in!” – Quotes From The Shining #TheShining #ShiningMovieQuotes #ShiningQuotes


301. “Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in.” – Quotes From The Shining #TheShining #ShiningMovieQuotes #ShiningQuotes


302. “Hi, Lloyd,” he said. “A little slow tonight, isn’t it?” Lloyd”


303. (Barry Nelson) "That's very good Jack, because, uh, for some people, solitude and isolation can, of itself become a problem."


304. ”Danny Torrance: Redrum… redrum… redrum… redrum… redrum… redrum… (picks up butcher knife) redrum… redrum… redrum… redrum… redrum… redrum… (picks up lipstick) redrum… redrum… redrum… redrum… redrum… redrum… (writes “REDRUM” on door, starts yelling) REDRUM! REDRUM! REDRUM! REDRUM! REDRUM! REDRUM! REDRUM!


305. (Shelley Duvall) "Stay away. Stop it."


306. “That’s your job in this hard world, to keep your love alive and see that you get on, no matter what. Pull your act together and just go on.”


307. Now, we're going to make a new rule. When you come in here and you hear me typing ...


308. “Danny? You listen to me. I’m going to talk to you about it this once and never again this same way. There’s some things no six-year-old boy in the world should have to be told, but the way things should be and the way things are hardly ever get together. The world’s a hard place, Danny. It don’t care. It don’t hate you and me, but it don’t love us, either. Terrible things happen in the world, and they’re things no one can explain. Good people die in bad, painful ways and leave the folks that love them all alone. Sometimes it seems like it’s only the bad people who stay healthy and prosper. The world don’t love you, but your momma does and so do I. You’re a good boy. You grieve for your daddy, and when you feel you have to cry over what happened to him, you go into a closet or under your covers and cry until it’s all out of you again. That’s what a good son has to do. But see that you get on. That’s your job in this hard world, to keep your love alive and see that you get on, no matter what. Pull your act together and just go on.”


309. (Philip Stone) "Your wife appears to be stronger than we imagined, Mr. Torrance. Somewhat more -- resourceful. She seems to have got the better of you."


310. “Are you sure you wouldn't like to run? A game of tag, perhaps? All we have is time, you know. An eternity of time. Or shall we end it? Might as well. After all, we're missing the party.”


311. “His pictures of Pooh and Eeyore and Christopher Robin were tacked neatly to the wall, soon enough to be replaced with pin-ups and photographs of dope-smoking rock singers, she supposed. Innocence to experience.”


312. (Jack Nicholson) "For the moment, Mr. Grady. Only for the moment."


313. “At first they hadn’t been so bad, but little by little … his daddy thought about drinking a lot more. Sometimes he was angry at Mommy and didn’t know why. He went around wiping his lips with his handkerchief and his eyes were far away and cloudy.”


314. “But the lobby was dark and oh so full of shadows.”


315. “He loved his mother but he was his father’s boy.”


316. “- Stuart Ullman: Four presidents, movie stars...


317. (Scatman Crothers) "Well he looks like a Doc to me."


318. (Barry Nelson) "-- The winters can be fantastically cruel. And the basic idea is to cope with the very costly damage and depreciation which can occur. And this consists mainly of running the boiler, heating different parts of the hotel on a daily, rotating basis, repair damage as it occurs, and doing repairs so that the elements can't get a foothold."


319. “The final crushing failure. He has failed as a teacher, a writer, a husband and a father. He had even failed as a drunk.”


320. Jack Torrance: “Mr. Grady, You WERE the caretaker here. ”


321. “Não tenha medo. Sou só uma mangueira, só isso.”


322. “He’s having a Ha Loo Sin Nation.”


323. ”Hi, Lloyd. Little slow tonight, isn’t it? HA-HA-HA-HA!” -Jack Torrance, ‘The Shining’


324. Lloyd: “What will you be drinking, sir?”


325. “Inside its shell the three of them went about their early evening routine, like microbes trapped in the intestine of a monster.”


326. “But grownups were always in a turmoil, every possible action muddied over by thoughts of the consequences, by self-doubt, by selfimage, by feelings of love and responsibility.”


327. (Scatman Crothers) "What flavor ice cream do you want?"


328. “I don’t suppose they told you anything in Denver about the tragedy we had in the Winter of nineteen seventy. ” — Ullman


329. “That’s your job in this hard world, to keep your love alive and see that you get on, no matter what.”


330. ”Construction started in 1907. It was finished in 1909. The site is supposed to be located on an Indian burial ground, and I believe they actually had to repel a few Indian attacks as they were building it. ” -Stuart Ullman, ‘The Shining’


331. (Jack Nicholson) "Good. Now why don't you start right now and get the f*** out of here? Hm?"


332. “I'm having a mid-life crisis.”


333. “He felt that he had unwittingly stuck his hand into The Great Wasps’ Nest of Life.”


334. “When it whoops, those rooms get as cold as a frigid woman with an ice cube up her works.”


335. “He went to the dresser, got the camera and the last flashcube, and gave Danny a closed thumb-and-forefinger circle. Danny smiled and gave it back with his good hand.”


336. ”Your son has quite an extraordinary talent. I don’t think you realize how extraordinary it is. ” -Delbert Grady,


337. “They took him to THE BUGHOUSE.”


338. “Mr. Grady. You were the caretaker here. I recognize ya. I saw your picture in the newspapers. You, uh, chopped your wife and daughters up into little bits. And then you blew your brains out. ” — Jack Torrance


339. “Ah, the self-deprecating dude routine,” Hannah said. “ ‘What a lovable fuck-up I am.’ The annoying thing is that it makes you look good, but it doesn’t get me anything.”


340. “We sometimes need to create unreal monsters and bogies to stand in for all the things we fear in our real lives.”


341. “Your work is to discover who you are and then with all your heart give your light to the world. ” – Jennifer Williamson


342. (Jack Nicholson) "Danny."


343. (Jack Nicholson) "God, I'd give anything for a drink. I'd give my god****ed soul for just a glass of beer."


344. “The beauty of the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his church shines brightest when nothing but Christ can sustain it.”


345. “Croquet is bastardized roque.”


346. “The more light you allow within you the brighter the world you live in will be. ” – Shakti Gawain


347. (Shelley Duvall) "Mr Hallorann. How did you know we call Danny Doc?"


348. “But Danny could not seem to see exactly what the something was. His father was guarding that carefully, even in his own mind. Was it possible, Danny wondered, to be glad you had done something and still be so ashamed of that something that you tried not to think of it? The question was a disturbing one. He didn't think such a thing was possible... in a normal mind.”


349. Wendy Torrance: Well, I think... maybe... he should be taken to a doctor.


350. Danny Torrance: “Mr. Hallorann. What is in Room 237?”


351. “You playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightening about shrinking so others won’t feel insecure around you. As you let your own light shine, you indirectly give others permission to do the same. ” – Marianne Williamson


352. (Jack Nicholson) "I'm not gonna hurt ya --"


353. “That's your job in this hard world, to keep your love alive and see that you get on, no matter what. Pull your act together and just go on.”


354. “Oh my God. I must be losing my mind.” – Quotes From The Shining #TheShining #ShiningMovieQuotes #ShiningQuotes


355. “Some places are like people: some shine and some don’t. ” — Dick Hallorann


356. “But suddenly his daddy was there, looking at him in mortal agony, and a sorrow so great that Danny’s heart flamed within his chest. The mouth drew down in a quivering bow. “Doc,” Jack Torrance said. “Run away. Quick. And remember how much I love you.” “No,” Danny said. “Oh Danny, for God’s sake—” “No,” Danny said. He took one of his father’s bloody hands and kissed it. “It’s almost over.”


357. “Monsters are real. Ghosts are too. They live inside of us, and sometimes, they win”


358. “Monsters are real. Ghosts are too. They live inside of us, and sometimes, they win. ” – Stephen King, Author


359. “You got a biiiig surprise coming to you. You’re not going anywhere. Go check out the Snow Cat and the radio and you’ll see what I mean. Go check it out. ” — Jack Torrance, ‘The Shining’


360. (Jack Nicholson) "White Man's Burden, Lloyd, my man. White Man's Burden."


361. “A momentary loss of muscular coordination. A few extra footpounds of energy per second, per second. ” — Jack Torrance, ‘The Shining’


362. “Do old scars ever stop hurting?”


363. “Redrum. ” — Danny Torrance


364. “Across the room was a mirror, and deep down in its silver bubble a single word appeared in green fire and that word was: REDRUM.”


365. “His place was not honored, as the true opener of the way; he was only another of the ten thousand cheering extras, a doggy rolling over and sitting up on command.”


366. (Barry Nelson) "When the place was built in 1907, there was very little interest in winter sports. And this site was chosen for its seclusion and scenic beauty."


367. “She looked at Danny. His face was all eyes. His mouth was pressed into a frightened, bloodless slit.”


368. (Shelley Duvall) "It's okay, it's okay now. Really."


369. “Mundo cão, rapaz. Se você não estiver muito bem regulado, vai sacudir, espernear e rolar, antes de completar 30 anos.”


370. “Come out, come out, where ever you are. ” — Jack Torrance


371. (Jack Nicholson) "I like you, Lloyd. I always liked you. You were always the best of them. Best god****ed bartender from Timbuktu to Portland, Maine. Or Portland, Oregon, for that matter."


372. ”Here’s to five miserable months on the wagon, and all the irreparable harm it has caused me. ” -Jack Torrance, ‘The Shining’


373. “Ebbe l'intuizione di aver involontariamente infilato la mano nel Gran Nido di Vespe della Vita. Come immagine non valeva granché. Come cammeo della realtà, gli pareva abbastanza valido. Aveva infilato la mano in un gronda fradicia in piena estate e la mano e anche l'interno braccio erano stati consunti da un sacro fuoco di giustizia, che aveva operato il concetto di comportamento civile. Ci si può forse aspettare che uno si comporti da essere umano ragionante quando ha la mano infilzata su una fila di aghi da rammendo roventi? Ci si può aspettare di vivere nell'amore delle persone più vicine e più care quando la bruna nube infuriata si sprigiona dal buco nel tessuto delle cose (il tessuto che si riteneva fosse tanto innocente) e ti si scaglia addosso come una freccia? Si può forse essere considerati responsabili delle proprie azioni mentre ci si aggira a folle corsa sul tetto in pendenza a oltre venti metri d'altezza, senza sapere dove si va, senza ricordarsi che i piedi, mossi dal panico, possono indurti a fare una mossa improvvisa e a precipitare oltre la grondaia per trovare la morte sul cemento venti metri più in basso?”


374. (Philip Stone) "I'm sorry to differ with you sir, but you are the caretaker. You've always been the caretaker. I should know sir. I've always been here."


375. “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 first. 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?” -Jack Torrance, ‘The Shining’


376. “Victoria Holt”


377. “And every year, folk come from all over Cornwall at Christmas time, to see Mousehole lit up with a thousand lights, shining their message of hope and a safe haven to all those who pass in peril of the sea.”


378. (Barry Nelson) "I don't suppose they told you anything in Denver about the tragedy we had in the Winter of 1970."


379. Jack Torrance: “It is so f*cking 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 car wash? Any of that appeal to you?”


380. “So they went in together, leaving the wind to build to the low-pitched scream that would go on all night—a sound they would get to know well. Flakes of snow swirled and danced across the porch. The Overlook faced it as it had for nearly three-quarters of a century, its darkened windows now bearded with snow, indifferent to the fact that it was now cut off from the world. Or possibly it was pleased with the prospect. Inside its shell the three of them went about their early evening routine, like microbes trapped in the intestine of a monster.”


381. (Jack Nicholson) "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."


382. (Jack Nicholson) "I'll just set my bourbon and advocaat down right there."


383. Jack Torrance: Has it ever occurred to you! Has it?!


384. “Some places are like people: some shine and some don’t. ” – Dick Hallorann


385. “I’m going to bash your brains in. Bash them right to fuck in.” He struggled up another riser. Panic”


386. (Danny Lloyd) "I don't know. I don't remember."


387. “Yes, I used to trim her topiary at least once a week.”