The Shining Quotes

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Stephen King
“He would write it for the reason he felt that all great literature, fiction and nonfiction, was written: truth comes out, in the end it always comes out. He would write it because he felt he had to.”
Stephen King, The Shining

Stephen King
“The silence wasn't uncomfortable or hostile but exhausted--the quiet of people who have a great deal to think about but not a hell of a lot to say.”
Stephen King, Doctor Sleep

Stephen King
“The shining. It was a good name, a comforting name, because she had always thought of it as a dark thing.”
Stephen King, Doctor Sleep

Caroline Kepnes
“6:08 and the next dude in line is buying the new King and The Shining just to be bold — he calls The Shining a prequel and I want to cut his face”
Caroline Kepnes, You

Jack Nicholson
“Here comes Johnny!”
Jack Nicholson

Stephen King
“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.”
Stephen King, The Shining

Stephen King
“He felt that he had unwittingly stuck his hand into The Great Wasps' Nest of Life. As an image it stank. As a cameo of reality, he felt it was serviceable. 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 behaviour 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 he 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. When you unwittingly stuck your hand into the wasps' nest, you hadn't made a covenant with the devil to give up your civilized self with its trappings of love and respect and honour. It just happened to you. Passively, with no say, you ceased to be a creature of the mind and became a creature of the nerve endings; from college-educated man to wailing ape in five seconds.”
Stephen King

Stephen King
“Das Leben ist hart, Baby. Wenn du nicht fest zusammengeschraubt bist, fängst du schon an zu rasseln und zu klappern und auseinanderzufalten, bevor du das dreißigste Lebensjahr erreicht hast.”
Stephen King, The Shining

Stephen King
“Kill him, you must kill him Jacky, and her, too. Because a real artist must suffer. Because each man kills the thing he loves.”
Stephen King

Stephen King
“-Danny realmente tiene algo especial, un talento que a los demás nos falta. Y tal vez el Overlook también tenga algo.
-¿Fantasmas?”
Stephen King, The Shining

Stephen King
“Ein Dummkopf neigt viel eher zur Klaustrophobie, und er neigt auch viel eher dazu, jemanden beim Kartenspiel zu erschießen oder ohne Überlegung einen Raubüberfall zu begehen. Er langweilt sich. Ihm bleibt nur Fernsehen oder Patiencenlegen, bei dem er betrügt, wenn er nicht rechtzeitig alle Asse draußen hat. Er hat nichts zu tun, als seine Frau anzumisten, mit den Kindern herumzunörgeln und zu saufen. Er kann nicht einschlafen, weil nichts zu hören ist. Also trinkt er, bis er müde ist, und wacht mit einem Kater auf. Er ist gereizt. Jetzt fällt vielleicht noch das Telefon aus, und die TV- Antenne wird vom Dach geweht, und wieder kann er nur grübeln und bei Patience betrügen, und er wird immer gereizter. Am Ende … knallt er drauflos.”
Stephen King, The Shining

Stephen King
“Shelley Duvall as Wendy is really one of the most misogynistic characters ever put on film, she’s basically just there to scream and be stupid and that’s not the woman that I wrote about.”
Stephen King

Stephen King
“What the fuck, a man can't help his nature.”
Stephen King

Kristen Ashley
“I'm going insane. Going insane in the snowy mountains like Jack Nicholson in The Shining, except without the spooky hotel.”
Kristen Ashley, The Gamble

Stephen King
“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.”
Stephen King, The Shining

Stephen King
“Ich würde Sie selbst hinbringen, aber ich bin beschäftigt wie ’ne Katze, die sich in ein Wollknäuel verstrickt hat”
Stephen King, The Shining

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Why does Kubrick always chill our blood, and make us huddled up scared stiff with eyes wide shut? Because even dead he's still "Shinnying" with his old hand and his eye-catching plots.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, The Mysterious Murder of Marilyn Monroe

Stephen King
“Un dedo gélido le oprimió suavemente la base de la columna, provocándole un escalofrió. Se le unieron otro dedos, que de pronto empezaron a subirle por las vertebras a lo largo de la espalda, recorriéndole la espina dorsal como si fuera un instrumento musical.”
Stephen King

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