“Jurgen Haabermaaster. Do you know who he is? Only the leading exponent of avant garde cinema working in Denmark today! Incredible mind. You know what he once did? He once strapped 14 cameras to the back of a dying swan and hurled it into a supermarket. Unbelievable footage.” —Howard Moon, The Mighty Boosh
- Delbert Grady: Your son has a very great talent. I don't think you are aware how great it is. That he is attempting to use that very talent against your will.
- Jack Torrance: He is a very willful boy.
- Delbert Grady: Indeed he is, Mr. Torrance. A very willful boy. A rather naughty boy, if I may be so bold, sir.
- Jack Torrance: It's his mother. She, uh, interferes.
- Delbert Grady: Perhaps they need a good talking to, if you don't mind my saying so. Perhaps a bit more. My girls, sir, they didn't care for the Overlook at first. One of them actually stole a pack of matches, and tried to burn it down. But I corrected them sir. And when my wife tried to prevent me from doing my duty, I corrected her as well.
“Irony ruined everything. I wish my movies could have played at drive-ins, but they never did, because of irony. Even the best exploitation movies were never meant to be ‘so bad they were good’. They were not made for the intelligentsia. They were made to be violent for real, or to be sexy for real. But now everybody has irony. Even horror films now are ironic. Everybody’s in on the joke now. Everybody’s hip. Nobody takes anything at face value anymore.” —John Waters