Gerald Olin: Hotels are all about presentation and fertile creature comforts.
[repeated line] Mike Enslin: All right. You win. You win
Mike Enslin: Why don't you just kill me? Room 1408: Because all guests of this hotel enjoy free will, Mr. Enslin
Mike Enslin: Is 1408 a smoking room? Gerald Olin: As a matter of fact, it is. Yes. Mike Enslin: Good, one less worry in the watches of the night. Gerald Olin: Care for a cigar? Mike Enslin: No thank you, I don't sm
Mike Enslin: [yelling] I want... my *drink*!
Mike Enslin: [after the toilet paper has been turned down, and the chocolates appear] Finally! Something to for me to write about! A ghost that offers turn down service!
Room 1408: Even if you leave this room, you can never leave this room!
Mike Enslin: [after escaping from the ventilation shaft and falling back into 1408] Ah, its good to be back.
Gerald Olin: [pats documents regarding 1408's victims] I will let you have this, give you access to my office, you can take notes and put it all in your book. My only condition... is that you do not stay in that room. Mike Enslin: You'll let me look at all that stuff? [considering Olin's offer] Ge
Gerald Olin: What do you want, Mr. Enslin? You sought this room. Oh, that's right. You don't believe in anything. You like shattering people's hopes. Why do you think people believe in ghosts? For fun? No. It's the prospect of something after death. How many spirits have you broken?
Mike Enslin: The room's gotta be filthy. I mean, the sheets haven't been changed in... what, eleven years? Gerald Olin: No no no. We're very professional here. 1408 gets a light turn once a month. I supervise, the maids work in pairs. We treat the room as if it's a chamber filled with poison gas.
Mike Enslin: Look man, just give me the key. Gerald Olin: Mr. Enslin, you... Mike Enslin: Just give me the key! Listen, I stayed... at the Bixby House. I brushed my goddamn teeth right next to the tub where Sir David Smith drowned his whole family, and I stopped being afraid of vampires when I was
Mike Enslin: [staring at the endless door] Open it.
Gerald Olin: The causes of death in 1408 range from heart attack, stroke, drowning. Mike Enslin: Drowning? Gerald Olin: Yes, one Mr. Grady Miller drowned in his chicken soup. Mike Enslin: That's hard to do, h - how did he do that? Gerald Olin: How ind
[Into tape recorder, as he prepares to step out the window onto a ledge] Mike Enslin: If something should happen, if I should slip and fall, I want it known that it was an accident. The room did not win
[first lines] Mike Enslin: Hi. Mike Enslin. Checking in
[repeated line in flashbacks] Mike Enslin: I'm going out to buy some cigarettes
Father: [to Mike] As I was, you are. As I am, you will be.
Mike Enslin: [describing the room] There's a sofa, a writing desk, faux antique armoire, floral wallpaper. Carpet's unremarkable except for a stain beneath a thrift-store painting of a schooner lost at sea. The work is done in the predictably dull fashion of Currier and Ives. The second painting i
[the problem about Mike staying in 1408] Gerald Olin: Look, I'm not telling you not to stay in that room for your own good or for the profit of the hotel. Frankly, selfishly, I just don't want to clean up the mess
Katie: Are there people where I'm going? Mike Enslin: Hey... you're not going anywhere, kiddo. You're going to stay right here with us. Katie: Daddy... everyone dies. Lily Enslin: When they're old. Mike Enslin: When they're much older. Lily Enslin: Okay? And then they go to a better place. It's be
Gerald Olin: Well done Mr. Enslin, well done.
[Lily is reaching Mike Enslin via his laptop] Lily Enslin: Michael? Can you hear me? [Mike is freezing during a supernatural cold spell in Room 1408, but manages to crawl over to his laptop] Mike Enslin: Yeah. Lily Enslin: Oh, my God, thank God. Jesus, I've been trying to get through. Mike Enslin:
Gerald Olin: The first victim, Mr. Kevin O' Malley, sewing machine salesman, checked into the hotel the first week it opened, October, 1912. Mike Enslin: Cut his own throat, right? Gerald Olin: Well that's not the horrific part. Afterwards, in a fit of insanity, he tried to stitch himself back tog
Mike Enslin: [yelling at the top of his voice] We didn't do enough! Lily Enslin: [crying] Oh god! What are you talking about? We did everything we could have done! Mike Enslin: [still yelling] We should have helped her fight! Not filled her head up with bullshit stories of heaven, and clouds and n
Gerald Olin: Why do you think people believe in ghosts? For fun? No. It's the prospect of something after death.
Mike Enslin: Stay scared.
Room 1408: You can choose to repeat this hour over and over again, or you can take advantage of our express checkout system. [Mike looks into the other room and sees a hanging noose
Mike Enslin: [Olin gives Enslin the room key] Most hotels have switched to magnetics. An actual key. That's a nice touch, it's antiquey. Gerald Olin: We have magnetic cards also, but electronics don't seem to work in 1408. Hope you don't have a pacemaker. Mike Enslin: [into his tape recorder] Gene
Katie: [while room burns] Daddy... Everyone dies. Mike Enslin: [Starts laughing hysterically