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
[last lines] Mike Enslin: [on tape recorder] I've got you now, Katie. Oh my God. I'm not gonna let you go
Gerald Olin: Hotels are all about presentation and fertile creature comforts.
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
Gerald Olin: Well done Mr. Enslin, well done.
Gerald Olin: You do drink don't you? Mike Enslin: Of course. I just said I was a writer
[repeated line in flashbacks] Mike Enslin: I'm going out to buy some cigarettes
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?
[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
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: I was out!
[examining the mini-bar in room 1408] Mike Enslin: Eight dollars for Beer Nuts? This room *is* evil
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: [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?
Katie: [while room burns] Daddy... Everyone dies. Mike Enslin: [Starts laughing hysterically
Mike Enslin: Let's "Encyclopedia Brown" this bitch.
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: 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: [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: 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: 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: [sobbing] No... no, you can't take her twice...
Mike Enslin: [yelling] I want... my *drink*!
Room 1408: Even if you leave this room, you can never leave this room!
[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:
Father: [to Mike] As I was, you are. As I am, you will be.
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
Book Store Cashier: Where is the best place where I can see ghosts? Mike Enslin: Guaranteed? Haunted Mansion, Orlando