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The Shining (film) Quotes

The Shining (film) is a television show that was first aired in 1970 . The Shining ended its run in 1970.

It features Stanley Kubrick as producer, Wendy Carlos; Rachel Elkind in charge of musical score, and John Alcott as head of cinematography.

The Shining (film) is distributed by Warner Bros..

The cast includes: Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, Shelley Duvall as Wendy Torrance, Danny Lloyd as Danny Torrance, Joe Turkel as Lloyd, Philip Stone as Delbert Grady, Scatman Crothers as Dick Hallorann, Barry Nelson as Stuart Ullman, and Robin Pappas as Nurse.

The Shining (film) Quotes

Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance

  • (Jack Nicholson) "Wendy, I'm home."
  • (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."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "I'll just hold this open for you. Music."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Come out, come out, where ever you are."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "God, I'd give anything for a drink. I'd give my god****ed soul for just a glass of beer."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Danny."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "I'll just set my bourbon and advocaat down right there."
  • (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?"
  • (Shelley Duvall) "Yeah."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Now, we're going to make a new rule. When you come in here and you hear me typing"
  • (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?"
  • (Shelley Duvall) "Yeah."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Good. Now why don't you start right now and get the f*** out of here? Hm?"
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Mr. Grady, you were the caretaker here."
  • (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."
  • (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."
  • (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."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "White Man's Burden, Lloyd, my man. White Man's Burden."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Danny. Daddy's home."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Hi, Lloyd. Little slow tonight, isn't it?"
  • (Joe Turkel) "Yes, it is, Mr. Torrance."
  • (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."
  • (Philip Stone) "That's strange, sir. I don't have any recollection of that at all."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "I never laid a hand on them."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Mr. Grady, haven't I seen you somewhere before?"
  • (Jack Nicholson) "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 Nicholson) "Danny, I'm coming."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Well, that is quite a story."
  • (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."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "I certainly can and I also understand why your people in Denver left it for you to tell me."
  • (Barry Nelson) "Well obviously some people can be put off by staying alone in a place where something like that actually happened."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Well you can rest assured, Mr. Ullman, that's not going to happen with me."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "The most terrible nightmare I ever had. It's the most horrible dream I ever had."
  • (Shelley Duvall) "It's okay, it's okay now. Really."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "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 Nicholson) "Here's Johnny."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "We don't drink."

Danny Lloyd as Danny Torrance

  • (Danny Lloyd) "Tony, I'm scared."
  • (Danny Lloyd) "Remember what Mr. Hallorann said. It's just like pictures in a book, Danny. It isn't real."
  • (Danny Lloyd) "Danny isn't here, Mrs. Torrance."
  • (Danny Lloyd) "Mom?"
  • (Shelley Duvall) "Yeah?"
  • (Danny Lloyd) "Do you really want to go and live in that hotel for the winter?"
  • (Shelley Duvall) "Sure I do. It'll be lots of fun."
  • (Danny Lloyd) "Yeah, I guess so. Anyway, there's hardly anybody to play with around here."
  • (Shelley Duvall) "Yeah, I know. It always takes a little time to make new friends."
  • (Danny Lloyd) "Yeah, I guess so."
  • (Shelley Duvall) "What about Tony? He's lookin' forward to the hotel, I bet."
  • (Danny Lloyd) "No he isn't, Mrs. Torrance."
  • (Shelley Duvall) "Now come on, Tony, don't be silly."
  • (Danny Lloyd) "I don't want to go there, Mrs. Torrance."
  • (Shelley Duvall) "Well, how come you don't want to go?"
  • (Danny Lloyd) "I just don't."
  • (Shelley Duvall) "Well, let's just wait and see. We're all going to have a real good time."
  • (Danny Lloyd) "Redrum. Redrum. REDRUM."
  • (Danny Lloyd) "Dad?"
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Yes?"
  • (Danny Lloyd) "Do you like this hotel?"
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Yes, I do. I love it. Don't you?"
  • (Danny Lloyd) "I guess so."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Good. I want you to like it here. I wish we could stay here forever -- and ever -- and ever."

Robin Pappas as Nurse

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Philip Stone as Delbert Grady

  • (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."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "For the moment, Mr. Grady. Only for the moment."
  • (Philip Stone) "Your son has quite an extradordinary talent. I don't think you realise how extraordinary it is."
  • (Philip Stone) "I and others have come to a belief, that your heart is not in this. That you don't have the belly for it."
  • (Philip Stone) "Mr. Torrance, I see you can hardly have taken care of the business we discussed."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "No need to rub it in, Mr. Grady."

Shelley Duvall as Wendy Torrance

  • (Shelley Duvall) "I can't get out. I can't get out. Run. Run."
  • (Shelley Duvall) "Stay away from me."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Why?"
  • (Shelley Duvall) "I just wanna go back to my room."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Why?"
  • (Shelley Duvall) "Well, I'm very confused, and I just need time to think things over."
  • (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?"
  • (Shelley Duvall) "Please. Don't hurt me."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "I'm not gonna hurt you."
  • (Shelley Duvall) "Stay away from me."
  • (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."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Gonna bash 'em right the f*** in."
  • (Shelley Duvall) "Stay away from me. Don't hurt me."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "I'm not gonna hurt ya --"
  • (Shelley Duvall) "Stay away. Stop it."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Stop swingin' the bat. Put the bat down, Wendy. Wendy? Give me the bat --"
  • (Shelley Duvall) "The loser has to keep America clean."
  • (Danny Lloyd) "Alright."
  • (Shelley Duvall) "Whoo, we made it. I didn't think it was gonna be this big, did you?"
  • (Danny Lloyd) "nope."
  • (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."
  • (Shelley Duvall) "Mr Hallorann. How did you know we call Danny Doc?"
  • (Scatman Crothers) "Excuse me?"
  • (Shelley Duvall) "Doc. You just called Danny Doc twice now. We call him that sometimes like in the Bugs Bunny cartoons."
  • (Scatman Crothers) "You must have called him that."
  • (Shelley Duvall) "Maybe, but I don't remember calling him that since I came here."
  • (Scatman Crothers) "Well he looks like a Doc to me."
  • (Scatman Crothers) "Eh -- What's up Doc?"
  • (Shelley Duvall) "You son of a bitch. You did this to him, didn't you. How could you. How could you."

Barry Nelson as Stuart Ullman

  • (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."
  • (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."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Well, it's certainly got plenty of that."
  • (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."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Well, that sounds fine to me."
  • (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."
  • (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."
  • (Barry Nelson) "That's very good Jack, because, uh, for some people, solitude and isolation can, of itself become a problem."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Not for me."
  • (Barry Nelson) "How about your wife and son? How do you think they'll take to it?"
  • (Jack Nicholson) "They'll love it."
  • (Barry Nelson) "I don't suppose they told you anything in Denver about the tragedy we had in the Winter of 1970."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "I don't believe they did."
  • (Barry Nelson) "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 amuck 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 shot gun in his mouth."

Scatman Crothers as Dick Hallorann

  • (Scatman Crothers) "What flavor ice cream do you want?"
  • (Danny Lloyd) "Chocolate."
  • (Scatman Crothers) "Then chocolate it shall be."
  • (Scatman Crothers) "Hello? Anybody here?"
  • (Scatman Crothers) "Mrs. Torrance, your husband introduced you as Winifred. Now, are you a Winnie or a Freddy?"
  • (Shelley Duvall) "I'm a Wendy."
  • (Scatman Crothers) "Oh. That's nice. That's the prettiest."
  • (Scatman Crothers) "Do you know how I knew your name was 'Doc'? You know what I'm talking about, don't you? I can remember when I was a little boy your age -- my grandmother and I could hold entire conversations without ever opening our mouths. She called it "shining". And for a long time I thought it was only the two of us who had the shine -- just like you who thought you was the only one. But there are other folks who don't know it or don't believe it. How long have you been able to do it?"
  • (Scatman Crothers) "Why don't you want to talk about it?"
  • (Danny Lloyd) "I'm not supposed to."
  • (Scatman Crothers) "Who says you ain't supposed to?"
  • (Danny Lloyd) "Tony."
  • (Scatman Crothers) "Who's Tony?"
  • (Danny Lloyd) "Tony's a little boy who lives in my mouth."
  • (Scatman Crothers) "Does Tony tell you things?"
  • (Danny Lloyd) "Yes."
  • (Scatman Crothers) "How does he tell you things?"
  • (Danny Lloyd) "It's like when I go to sleep, he shows me things. But when I wake up, I can't remember everything."
  • (Scatman Crothers) "Does your mom and dad know about Tony?"
  • (Danny Lloyd) "Yes."
  • (Scatman Crothers) "Do they know that Tony tells you things?"
  • (Danny Lloyd) "Tony told me never to tell them."
  • (Scatman Crothers) "Has Tony ever told you anything about this place? About the Overlook Hotel?"
  • (Danny Lloyd) "I don't know. I don't remember."
  • (Scatman Crothers) "Now think hard, Doc. Think real hard and try to remember."
  • (Scatman Crothers) "Some places are like people: some shine and some don't."
  • (Scatman Crothers) "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 --"
  • (Scatman Crothers) "How'd you like some ice cream, Doc?"
  • (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."

Joe Turkel as Lloyd

  • (Joe Turkel) "What will you be drinking, sir?"
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Hair of the dog that bit me, Lloyd."
  • (Joe Turkel) "How are things going, Mr. Torrance?"
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Things could be better, Lloyd. Things could be a whole lot better."

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