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
Mike Enslin: Stay scared.
Book Store Cashier: Where is the best place where I can see ghosts? Mike Enslin: Guaranteed? Haunted Mansion, Orlando
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
[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
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
Katie: [while room burns] Daddy... Everyone dies. Mike Enslin: [Starts laughing hysterically
Gerald Olin: Why do you think people believe in ghosts? For fun? No. It's the prospect of something after death.
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
[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: [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
[examining the mini-bar in room 1408] Mike Enslin: Eight dollars for Beer Nuts? This room *is* evil
Mike Enslin: [yelling] I want... my *drink*!
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: Well done Mr. Enslin, well done.
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: 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
Gerald Olin: You do drink don't you? Mike Enslin: Of course. I just said I was a writer
[last lines] Mike Enslin: [on tape recorder] I've got you now, Katie. Oh my God. I'm not gonna let you go
[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
[repeated line in flashbacks] Mike Enslin: I'm going out to buy some cigarettes
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
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: Hotels are all about presentation and fertile creature comforts.
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
Mike Enslin: Why don't you just kill me? Room 1408: Because all guests of this hotel enjoy free will, Mr. Enslin
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!
[repeated line] Mike Enslin: All right. You win. You win
Mike Enslin: [sobbing] No... no, you can't take her twice...