Gerald Olin: Well done Mr. Enslin, well done.
Book Store Cashier: Where is the best place where I can see ghosts? Mike Enslin: Guaranteed? Haunted Mansion, Orlando
Mike Enslin: Let's "Encyclopedia Brown" this bitch.
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: You do drink don't you? Mike Enslin: Of course. I just said I was a writer
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: [sobbing] No... no, you can't take her twice...
Room 1408: Five. This is five. Ignore the sirens. Even if you leave this room, you can never leave this room. Room 1408: [Voice changes and handset begins to melt] Eight. This is eight. We have killed your friends. Every friend is now dead
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
Mike Enslin: [talk into tape recorder] Hotels are a naturally creepy place... Just think, how many people have slept in that bed before you? How many of them were sick? How many... died?
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
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
Gerald Olin: Why do you think people believe in ghosts? For fun? No. It's the prospect of something after death.
Mike Enslin: I was out!
Mike Enslin: [after escaping from the ventilation shaft and falling back into 1408] Ah, its good to be back.
[repeated line in flashbacks] Mike Enslin: I'm going out to buy some cigarettes
[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
[first lines] Mike Enslin: Hi. Mike Enslin. Checking in
[repeated line] Mike Enslin: All right. You win. You win
Gerald Olin: Hotels are all about presentation and fertile creature comforts.
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!
Mike Enslin: They say you can't die in your dreams... is that true?
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?
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
Mike Enslin: He gave me booze! Did he take a sip? I can't remember. Or maybe it was the chocolate! Don't take candy from strangers!
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
[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:
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
Mike Enslin: Why don't you just kill me? Room 1408: Because all guests of this hotel enjoy free will, Mr. Enslin
Mike Enslin: It's good to be back. That's enough of that. Alcohol. [walks over to the mini-fridge and opens it, only to discover Gerald Olin talking to him] Gerald Olin: I was just checking to see if the accommodations are exceeding your expectations. Mike Enslin: YOU KNOW GODDAMN WELL THEY ARE! W