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The Shining

The Shining  image

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Written by: Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd
Released on: June 13, 1980
Taglines: The Horror is driving him crazy

The Shining Quotes

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. image

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.

Danny, I'm coming! image

Danny, I'm coming!

Some places are like people: some shine and some don't. image

Some places are like people: some shine and some don't.

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

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

Danny isn't here, Mrs. Torrance. image

Danny isn't here, Mrs. Torrance.

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. image

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.

Redrum. Redrum. REDRUM! image

Redrum. Redrum. REDRUM!

Wendy Torrance: Hey. Wasn't it around here that the Donner Party got snowbound?
Jack Torrance: I think that was farther west in the Sierras.
Wendy Torrance: Oh.
Danny Torrance: What was the Donner Party?
Jack Torrance: 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.
Danny Torrance: You mean they ate each other up?
Jack Torrance: They had to, in order to survive.
Wendy Torrance: Jack...
Danny Torrance: Don't worry, Mom. I know all about cannibalism. I saw it on TV.
Jack Torrance: See, it's okay. He saw it on the television.

Hello? Anybody here?

Dick Hallorann: 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...
Dick Hallorann: How'd you like some ice cream, Doc?
Dick Hallorann: ...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!

Danny Torrance: Tony, I'm scared.
Danny Torrance: Remember what Mr. Hallorann said. It's just like pictures in a book, Danny. It isn't real.

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.

I can't get out! I can't get out! Run! Run!

You son of a bitch! You did this to him, didn't you! How could you! How could you!

Jack Torrance: The most terrible nightmare I ever had. It's the most horrible dream I ever had.
Wendy Torrance: It's okay, it's okay now. Really.
Jack Torrance: 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.

Here's Johnny!

Jack Torrance: What are you doing down here?
Wendy Torrance: I just wanted to talk to you.
Jack Torrance: Okay, let's talk. What do you wanna talk about?
Wendy Torrance: I can't really remember.
Jack Torrance: You can't remember... 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 Torrance: I don't know.
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.
Wendy Torrance: Well, I think... maybe... he should be taken to a doctor.
Jack Torrance: You think "maybe" he should be taken to a doctor?
Wendy Torrance: Yes.
Jack Torrance: When do you think "maybe" he should be taken to a doctor?
Wendy Torrance: As soon as possible...?
Jack Torrance: As soon as possible...?
Wendy Torrance: Jack! What are... you...
Jack Torrance: You think his health might be at stake.
Wendy Torrance: Y-Yes!
Jack Torrance: You are concerned about him.
Wendy Torrance: Yes!
Jack Torrance: And are you concerned about me?
Wendy Torrance: Of course I am!
Jack Torrance: Of course you are! Have you ever thought about my responsibilities?
Wendy Torrance: Oh Jack, what are you talking about?
Jack Torrance: 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 a "moral and ethical principal" 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 Torrance: Stay away from me!

Jack Torrance: 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?
Wendy Torrance: Yeah.
Jack Torrance: Now, we're going to make a new rule. When you come in here and you hear me typing
Jack Torrance: or whether you *don't* hear me typing, or whatever the fuck 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?
Wendy Torrance: Yeah.
Jack Torrance: Good. Now why don't you start right now and get the fuck out of here? Hm?

Wendy Torrance: Stay away from me.
Jack Torrance: Why?
Wendy Torrance: I just wanna go back to my room!
Jack Torrance: Why?
Wendy Torrance: Well, I'm very confused, and I just need time to think things over!
Jack Torrance: You've had your whole fucking life to think things over, what good's a few minutes more gonna do you now?
Wendy Torrance: Please! Don't hurt me!
Jack Torrance: I'm not gonna hurt you.
Wendy Torrance: Stay away from me!
Jack Torrance: 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: Gonna bash 'em right the fuck in!
Wendy Torrance: Stay away from me! Don't hurt me!
Jack Torrance: I'm not gonna hurt ya...
Wendy Torrance: Stay away! Stop it!
Jack Torrance: Stop swingin' the bat. Put the bat down, Wendy. Wendy? Give me the bat...

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.

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

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.

Wendy, I'm home.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

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