Thursday Quotables – The Shining (Jan 16)

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One of the books I received for Christmas was Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, which is a sequel to his classic, The Shining. It is probably close to 30 years since I read The Shining, so I thought I’d better read it again before I get into the new book. So, that’s what I’m doing and here are a few of my favourite quotes from the book (so far):

the shining“As Wendy watched them they burst into a chord of tinkling, girlish laughter. She felt a smile touch her own lips; not one of them could be under sixty.”

“Any big hotels have got scandals,” he said. “Just like every big hotel has got a ghost. Why? Hell, people come and go. Sometimes one of em will pop off in his room, heart attack or stroke or something like that. Hotels are superstitious places. No thirteenth floor or room thirteen, no mirrors on the back of the door you come in through, stuff like that. […]”

“Living by your wits is always knowing where the wasps are.”

4 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables – The Shining (Jan 16)

  1. It had also been well over 20 years for me since reading The Shining, so I reread it this fall right before Doctor Sleep came out. I’m so glad that I did! I enjoyed The Shining again immensely (and those are great lines that you’ve chosen!), plus it was a great lead-in for the next book.

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