The Shining (1980) quotes

Director
Stanley Kubrick.

Cast
Jack Nicholson.
Shelley Duvall.
Danny Lloyd.

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Here’s Johnny!
– Jack Torrance

[typed] All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Jack Torrance

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

Redrum. Redrum. REDRUM!
– Danny Torrance

[smashing the door to bits with an axe] Wendy, I’m home.
– Jack Torrance

Women: can’t live with them, can’t live without them.
Lloyd
Words of wisdom, Lloyd my man. Words of wisdom.
Jack Torrance

Did you know, Mr. Torrance, that your son is attempting to bring an outside party into this situation? Did you know that?
Delbert Grady
No.
Jack Torrance
He is, Mr. Torrance.
Delbert Grady
Who?
Jack Torrance
A nigger.
Delbert Grady
A nigger?
Jack Torrance
A nigger cook.
Delbert Grady
How?
Jack Torrance
Your son has a very great talent. I don’t think you are aware how great it is. That he is attempting to use that very talent against your will.
Delbert Grady
He is a very willful boy.
Jack Torrance
Indeed he is, Mr. Torrance. A very willful boy. A rather naughty boy, if I may be so bold, sir.
Delbert Grady
It’s his mother. She, uh, interferes.
Jack Torrance
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.
Delbert Grady

Hello, Danny. Come and play with us. Come and play with us, Danny. Forever… and ever… and ever.
Grady Daughter

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?
Jack Torrance
Yeah.
Wendy Torrance
Now, we’re going to make a new rule. When you come in here and you hear me typing.
Jack Torrance
[types]
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?
Jack Torrance
Yeah.
Wendy Torrance
Good. Now why don’t you start right now and get the fuck out of here? Hm?
Jack Torrance

Mr. Grady, you were the caretaker here.
Jack Torrance
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

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.
– Jack Torrance

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

[as he chases his son with an ax] Danny, I’m coming!
– Jack Torrance

Dad?
Danny Torrance
Yes?
Jack Torrance
Do you like this hotel?
Danny Torrance
Yes, I do. I love it. Don’t you?
Jack Torrance
I guess so.
Danny Torrance
Good. I want you to like it here. I wish we could stay here forever… and ever… and ever.
Jack Torrance