Sheriff Leigh Brackett
Charles Cyphers as "Sheriff Leigh Brackett" in Halloween (1978):
It's Halloween, everyone's entitled to one good scare.
The Shining (1980) 15 Memorable Quotes
Memorable Quotes:
Danny Torrance
Redrum. Redrum. Redrum.
Jack Torrance

[typed]

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Jack Torrance
Heeere's Johnny!
Jack Torrance
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.

[axes the door]

Danny Torrance

[as Tony]

Danny isn't here, Mrs. Torrance.
Jack Torrance
Wendy Torrance
The most terrible nightmare I ever had. It's the most horrible dream I ever had.It's OK, it's OK now. Really.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.
Danny Torrance
Tony, I'm scared.

[as Tony]

Remember what Mr. Hallorann said. It's just like pictures in a book, Danny. It isn't real.
Lloyd the Bartender
Jack Torrance
Women. Can't live with them, can't live without them.Words of wisdom, Lloyd, my man. Words of wisdom.
Jack Torrance
God, I'd give anything for a drink. I'd give my god-damned soul for just a glass of beer.
Lloyd the Bartender
Jack Torrance
How are things going, Mr. Torrance?Things could be better, Lloyd. Things could be a whole lot better.
Jack Torrance
[Smashing the door to bits with an axe] Wendy, I'm home.
Jack Torrance
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
Come out, come out, where ever you are.
Wendy Torrance
Jack Torrance

[crying]

Stay away from me.Why?I just wanna go back to my room!Why?Well, I'm very confused, and I just need time to think things over!You've had your whole FUCKING LIFE to think things over, what good's a few minutes more gonna do you now?Please! Don't hurt me!I'm not gonna hurt you.Stay away from me!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.

[Wendy gasps]

Gonna bash 'em right the fuck in! ha ha ha.Stay away from me! Don't hurt me!

[sarcastically]

I'm not gonna hurt ya...Stay away! Stop it!Stop swingin' the bat. Put the bat down, Wendy. Wendy? Give me the bat...
Dick Halloran
Wendy Torrance
Mrs. Torrance, your husband inroduced you as Winifred. Now, are you a Winnie or a Freddy?I'm a Wendy.Oh. That's nice, that's the prettiest.
Stuart Ullman
Wendy Torrance
[Past guests at the Overlook Hotel]Four presidents, movie stars...Royalty?All the best people.
Dick Halloran
Some places are like people: some shine and some don't.
Delbert Grady
Jack Torrance
[about Wendy]I feel you will have to deal with this matter in the harshest possible way, Mr. Torrance.There's nothing I look forward to with greater pleasure, Mr. Grady.
Jack Torrance
Delbert Grady
You WERE the caretaker here, Mr. Grady.No sir, YOU are the caretaker. You've always been the caretaker. I ought to know: I've always been here.
Jack Torrance
[Jack is trying to kill Wendy] Do you have the slightest idea what a moral and ethical principle is? Do you?
Lloyd the Bartender
Jack Torrance
What will you be drinking, sir?Hair of the dog that bit me, Lloyd.
Jack Torrance
Wendy 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?Yeah.Now, we're going to make a new rule. When you come in here and you hear me typing

[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?Yeah.Good. Now why don't you start right now and get the fuck out of here? Hm?
Danny Torrance
Wendy Torrance
Mom?Yeah?Do you really want to go and live in that hotel for the winter?Sure I do. It'll be lots of fun.Yeah, I guess so. Anyway, there's hardly anybody to play with around here.Yeah, I know. It always takes a little time to make new friends.Yeah, I guess so.What about Tony? He's lookin' forward to the hotel, I bet.

[Moving his finger to speak as "Tony"]

No he isn't, Mrs. Torrance.Now come on, Tony, don't be silly.

[as Tony]

I don't want to go there, Mrs. Torrance.Well, how come you don't want to go?

[as Tony]

I just don't.Well, let's just wait and see. We're all going to have a real good time.
Jack Torrance
[last lines]Danny!
Jack Torrance
Wendy Torrance
What are you doing down here?

[sobbing]

I just wanted to talk to you.Okay, let's talk. What do you wanna talk about?I can't really remember.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?I don't know.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.Well, I think... maybe... he should be taken to a doctor.You think "maybe" he should be taken to a doctor?Yes."When" do you think "maybe" he should be taken to a doctor?As soon as possible.[mocking/imitating her] As soon as possible.Jack! What are... you...You think his health might be at stake.Y-Yes!You are concerned about him.Yes!And are you concerned about ME?Of course I am!Of course you are! Have you ever thought about my responsibilities?Oh Jack, what are you talking about?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 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?

[swings the bat]

Stay away from me!
Jack Torrance
[Repeated line]

[as he chases his son with an ax]

Danny, I'm coming!
Wendy Torrance
Jack Torrance
I'm gonna go now.Wendy?I'm gonna try and get Danny down to Sidewinder in the Snow Cat. I'll send back a doctor...Wendy?Yes?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.
Delbert Grady
Jack Torrance
[referring to Jack murdering his wife and son] Mr. Torrance, I see you can hardly have taken care of the business we discussed.No need to rub it in, Mr. Grady.
Delbert Grady
Jack Torrance
[to Jack, who's locked in the pantry]Your wife appears to be stronger than we imagined, Mr. Torrance. Somewhat more... resourceful. She seems to have got the better of you.For the moment, Mr. Grady. Only for the moment.
Dick Halloran
Danny Torrance
What flavor ice cream do you want?Chocolate.Then chocolate it shall be.
Jack Torrance
[first lines] Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
Stuart Ullman
Jack Torrance
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.Well, it's certainly got plenty of that, ha, ha....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.Well, that sounds fine to me.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.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.That's very good Jack, because, uh, for some people, solitude and isolation can, of itself become a problem.Not for me.How about your wife and son? How do you think they'll take to it?They'll love it.
Wendy Torrance
Jack Torrance
Danny Torrance
Hey. Wasn't it around here that the Donner Party got snowbound?I think that was farther west in the Sierras.Oh.What was the Donner Party?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.You mean they ate each other up?They had to, in order to survive.Jack...Don't worry, Mom. I know all about cannibalism. I saw it on TV.See, it's OK. He saw it on the television.
Dick Halloran
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!
Dick Halloran
Danny Torrance
I can remember when I was a little boy. My grandmother and I could hold conversations entirely without ever opening our mouths. She called it "shining." And for a long time, I thought it was just the two of us that had the shine to us. Just like you probably thought you was the only one. But there are other folks, though mostly they don't know it, or don't believe it. How long have you been able to do it?... Why don't you want to talk about it?I'm not supposed to.Who said you ain't supposed to?Tony.Who's Tony?Tony is a little boy that lives in my mouth.Is Tony the one that tells you things?Yes.How does he tell you things?It's like I go to sleep, and he shows me things. But when I wake up, I can't remember everything.Does your Mom and Dad know about Tony?Yes.Do they know he tells you things?No. Tony told me never to tell 'em.Has Tony ever told you anything about this place? About the Overlook Hotel?I don't know.Now think real hard now. Think.Maybe he showed me something.Try to think of what it was.Mr. Hallorann, are you scared of this place?No. Scared - there's nothin' here. It's just that, you know, some places are like people. Some "shine" and some don't. I guess you could say the Overlook Hotel here has somethin' almost like "shining."Is there something bad here?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 'em was good.What about Room 237?Room 237?You're scared of Room 237, ain't ya?No I ain't.Mr. Hallorann. What is in Room 237?Nothin'. There ain't nothin' in Room 237. But you ain't got no business goin' in there anyway. So stay out. You understand? Stay out.
Danny Torrance
Jack Torrance
Dad?Yes?Do you like this hotel?Yes. I do. I love it. Don't you?I guess so.Good. I want you to like it here. I wish we could stay here forever... and ever... and ever.
Delbert Grady
Jack Torrance
Did you know, Mr. Torrance, that your son is attempting to bring an outside party into this situation? Did you know that?No.He is, Mr. Torrance.Who?A nigger.A nigger?A nigger cook.How?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.He is a very willful boy.Indeed he is, Mr. Torrance. A very willful boy. A rather naughty boy, if I may be so bold, sir.It's his mother. She, uh, interferes.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.
Jack Torrance
Here's to five miserable months on the wagon, and all the irreparable harm it has caused me.
Jack Torrance
I'll just set my bourbon and advocaat down right there.
Stuart Ullman
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.
Jack Torrance
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.
Dick Halloran
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.
Jack Torrance
Hi, Lloyd. Little slow tonight, isn't it? HAHAHAHA!
Delbert Grady
I and others have come to a believe, that your heart is not in this, that you don't have the belly for it.
Jack 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.
Wendy Torrance
I can't get out! I can't get out! Run! Run!
Stuart Ullman
Jack Torrance
I don't suppose they told you anything in Denver about the tragedy we had in the Winter of nineteen seventy.I don't believe they did.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 shot gun in his mouth.
Jack Torrance
Stuart Ullman
Well, that is quite a story.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.I certainly can and I also understand why your people in Denver left it for you to tell me.Well obviously some people can be put off by staying alone in a place where something like that actually happened.Well you can rest assured Mr. Ullman, that's not going to happen with me.
Wendy Torrance

[to Jack]

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.
Wendy Torrance

[to Jack]

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

[to Lloyd]

I never laid a hand on them.
Jack Torrance

[to Wendy]

Wendy, you've got a big surprise coming to you. You're not going anywhere.