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Diane Freeling (Character)
from Poltergeist (1982)

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Poltergeist (1982)
Diane: Sweetheart, last night, when you said "They're here'...
Carol Anne: Can I take my goldfish to school?
Diane: Sweetheart, do you remember last night when you woke up, and you said "They're here'?
Carol Anne: Uh huh.
Diane: Well, who did you mean?
Carol Anne: The TV People.
Robbie: She's stoned.
Dana: Oh yeah? What do you know about it?
Robbie: More than you. Ask Dad.

Diane: TV people?
Carol Anne: Uh-huh.
Diane: Do you see them?
Carol Anne: Uh-uh. Do you?
Diane: Uh-uh.

Diane: You were saying about poltergeists.
Dr. Lesh: Poltergeists are usually associated with an individual. Hauntings seem to be connected with an area. A house usually.
Marty: Poltergeist disturbances are of a fairly short duration. Perhaps a couple of months. Hauntings can go on for years.
Diane: Are you telling me that all of this could just suddenly end at any time?
Dr. Lesh: Yes, it could. Unless it's a haunting. But hauntings don't usually revolve around living people.
Diane: Then we don't have much time, Dr. Lesh, because my daughter is alive somewhere inside this house.

Steve: Tomorrow I'm going to call someone.
Diane: Like who? I looked in the Yellow Pages. "Furniture Movers" we've got; "Strange Phenomenon", there's no listing.

Tangina: Help me tie this around my waist.
Diane: What do you think you're doing?
Tangina: I'm going in after her.
Diane: She won't come to you. Let me go.
Tangina: You've never done this before.
Diane: Neither have you.
Tangina: You're right. You go.


Diane: You bastard. She's just a baby. Help her. Help her. Can you hear what's happening? Help her.

Dr. Lesh: Well, I'm off. Now these tapes, I am going to have to present them you know.
Steve: But please, not on "60 Minutes".
Diane: Or "That's Incredible."

Diane: Carol Anne - listen to me. Do NOT go into the light. Stop where you are. Turn away from it. Don't even look at it.

Diane: We were wondering if you had experienced any... disturbances?
Ben Tuthill: What kind of disturbances?
Diane: Oh, you know... dishes or furniture, moving around by themselves.

Diane: Oh, Jesus. Don't do that, honey. You don't want to see mommy lying in a cigar box covered with licorice.

Diane: She just moved through me. My God. I felt her. I can smell her. It's her. It's her. Smell my clothes. It's her. She's all over me. It's her. She's on me. It's her. I felt her. It's her. It is. It's... it is... it's my baby. It's my baby. She went through my soul.

Diane: Ahhh... this is probably going to be seem a little strange. We hear better on this channel. Don't ask me why. Well... ah... I guess I will call her. Carol Anne. Ah... it's mommy, sweetheart. Ah, we want to talk to you. Please answer me baby. Please answer me. Please talk to me, bunny.
Marty: Look at the dog.
Diane: Are you with us now? Can you... can you say hello to daddy?
Carol Anne: Hello, daddy.
Steve: Hello, sweet pea.
Diane: It's mommy, sweetheart.
Carol Anne: Hello, mommy.
Diane: Hello, baby. Can you see me? Can you see mommy?
Carol Anne: Mommy? Where are you? Where are you?
Diane: We're home, baby. We're home. Can you find me? Can you find a way to us, baby?
Carol Anne: Mommy, where are you? I can't find you. I can't. I'm afraid of the Light, mommy. I'm afraid of the Light.

Diane: Get away from my baby.

Steve: You know Teague, he won't take "Go to Hell" for an answer.
Diane: What are you going to do?
Steve: I'm gonna give him directions.

Diane: Mmmmm... smell that mimosa.
Steve: Well you better cut a bouquet and take it with you, because we're not staying.

Diane: [the canary has died] Oh... Oh shit, Tweety, couldn't you have waited until a school day?

Tangina: You can't choose between life and death when we're dealing with what is in between. Now tell her before it's too late.
Diane: Run to the light, baby. Mommy is in the light.
Tangina: Tell her you're waiting for her.
Diane: Mommy's waiting for you in the light.
[under her breath to Tangina]
Diane: I hate you for that.

Diane: God, *help me!*

Diane: Look, I'm the one who has had to live with this freaky thing all day. It's like another side of nature, that you and I aren't qualified to understand. When you overreact, it makes what happened much too important.
Steve: No one is going into the kitchen until I know what's happening.

Tangina: Tell her to go to the light!
Diane: NO!

Diane: How is it?
Pool Worker #1: Great, Mrs. Freeling!
Diane: Okay Bluto, give me my cup.
Pool Worker #1: You sure make good coffee!

Dana: Are you gonna do something about this?
Diane: About what?
Dana: Your new gray!
Diane: Oh! You don't like it. You don't think it's kinda PUNK!

Dana: Mom! I'm going to dinner with Janice and Brian.
Diane: Is your room all packed up?
Dana: Everything but the bed!

Dana: I'll go check the kitchen!
Steve: NO! No, I'll do it! I'll check the kitchen, you check your room!
Steve: Carol Anne!
Dana: Carol Snne!
Diane: Carol Anne! Sweetheart!
Steve: DIANE!
Diane: Did you find her?
Steve: No, I looked everywhere! This is crazy!
Diane: OH MY! My God! She is in the swimming pool, the swimming pool, the swimming pool!

Tangina: [offscreen upstairs] Why is this door locked, Mr. Freeling?
[Steve Freeling closes his eyes, clasps his hands, and appears to be concentrating for several seconds]
Diane: [quietly] Answer her, Steven!
Steve: [sotto voce] I *am*.
Tangina: [steps out to the top of the stairs] I am addressin' the living!
Steve: I'm sorry. Sorry. That's the room my son and daughter used to occupy.
Dr. Lesh: We believe it's the heart of the house.
Tangina: This house has many hearts.
[Tangina steps away from the stairtop. Diane approaches Steven]
Diane: [quietly] What is the matter?
Steve: [with laughter] "What's the matter"?
Steve: [he composes himself, whispers] I was trying to answer her with my mind and she couldn't hear me.
Steve: [to Dr. Lesh, whispering even softer] Now, I thought you said this Tangina Barrons was an *extraordinary*...
Tangina: I *am*!
Steve: ...clairvoy...
Tangina: [steps out again] I just don't like trick answers.

Steve: No. I'll do it. Let me go.
Diane: You can't go. You're the only one strong enough to hold the rope.

Steve: I'm outta here! See ya early.
Robbie: I'm outta here!
Diane: You I can handle.
Robbie: I got school!
Diane: Breakfast first.
Robbie: All right, I'll just flunk.

Diane: Jesus, don't do that. You wanna see your mommy lying in a cigar box covered in licorice?

Diane: The TV people?
Carol Anne: Up there.
Diane: Do you see them?
Carol Anne: Uh uh... do you?
Diane: Uh uh.

Carol Anne: Mommy didn't cook any dinner.
Diane: We'll go to Pizza Hut, all right?

Carol Anne: That burned!
Diane: Sorry, baby, floor needed more wax.

Diane: So you better get Brian to bring you home right after dinner because Dad wants us to stay at the Holiday Inn on I-74.
Dana: Oh, yeah. I remember that place.

Dr. Lesh: 1:08:14 Well, I'm off. I'm taking these back to the lab along with the tapes.I'm going to have to display these, you know.
Steve: Please, not on 60 Minutes.
Diane: Or That's Incredible.

Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
Carol Anne: So, after Alice fell down the hole, why'd she drink from that bottle?
Diane: Because it said, 'Drink me' on it.
Carol Anne: Oh. Were they gonna capture her... and take her someplace bad?
Diane: Yes, but Alice gets home alright, remember?
Carol Anne: Did she know why they wanted to hurt her?
Diane: I don't think so, honey.
Carol Anne: 'Cause I know.
Diane: You know what?
Carol Anne: Why they're here.
Diane: Why, baby? Why are they here?
Carol Anne: (near tears) 'Cause they don't know where else to go!

Diane: Steven, we are almost broke.
Steve Freeling: Okay, we're, we're broke, but we're not, we're not starving!
Diane: Okay. But I don't happen to like having to live off my mother, and I think that we deserve a house of our own again someday.
Steve Freeling: Aw, honey, geez... see, that's the difference between you and me, Diane, I am into downward mobility. I'm not settling for it, I'm *into* it, I - I like getting out there in the streets and meetin' those people; I like selling vacuums, I like carrying the pipes and the apparatus in my little demo case.
[snaps his fingers]
Steve Freeling: Let's get the kids up and we'll, we'll paint the car different colors, kind of day-glo, like we used to do when were kind of *freaky,* you know - the *Freaky Freelings,* on the road again! The family whose house disappeared! Watch them find it, Diane! I'm not gonna get upset about this but I'll tell you something, I'm writing them back, and when I sign that letter I'm signing *Mr. President!*

Diane: They denied our claim again.
Steve Freeling: What?
Diane: I told you we never should have said the house vanished into thin air.

Taylor: [talking about Robbie] He wants to be a man.
Diane: Well, there are a lot of ways to be a man. I'm not sure wearing claw marks and warpaint is one of them.
Taylor: How would you know?
Diane: What?
Taylor: You're not a man, are you?
Diane: OK, I'm not a man. But you're not a mother. It is my job to do everything I can to make my children part of a normal world. A world of schools and friends and lovers and families of they're own someday.
Taylor: Well, that's good.
Diane: Right, I know. And I hope that they'll learn to forget all of this soon.
Taylor: You can't learn by forgetting.
Diane: Well, what would you have me do? I mean they're just children for God's sake.
Taylor: Children have fought wars. They have built nations. They are strong and have courage. Don't treat them any less than that because they're young.

Taylor: He's still here. He feels she belongs to him.
Diane: But why?
Taylor: I'm not sure, but he's used to getting what he wants.
Steve Freeling: Taylor, who is he? What is he?
Taylor: He's a man filled with the demon, lost in a dimension that surrounds our world. This entity believes that his world and ours are the same.
Diane: But why doesn't he know he's dead?
Taylor: Because he isn't.
Steve Freeling: But how can that be?
Taylor: Nothing really dies, like when a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. Death only transforms us into another state of being. This man was evil, and his soul remains evil, because he chooses not to see the light, and pass on to another state of consciousness.
Steve Freeling: How are we gonna beat this thing?
Taylor: Until we learn how to defeat him, we do not let him win.
Steve Freeling: [sarcastically] That's a hell of a plan! That's a lot of crap!
Diane: I suppose you have a plan of your own?
Steve Freeling: THAT'S A LOT OF CRAP!
Taylor: Listen, don't come apart now. This spirit is very clever. He knows your strength is your love, and he hates you for that. He's been trying to pull this family apart, and he will continue to try. If he succeeds, he will possess Carol-Anne... and destroy your spirit.

Diane: [Steve, possessed by Kane, starts groping Diane] Honey, don't. Not now.
Steve Freeling: [getting angry] Why? When?
Diane: What do you mean?
Steve Freeling: Diane, I have needs too.
Diane: Well it seems to me your needs have been fulfilled by the bottle tonight.
[Steve comes up behind Diane and grabs her]
Diane: Oh, Steven don't!
Steve Freeling: Diane, are you accusing me of being drunk?
Diane: I'm not accusing you of anything.
Steve Freeling: Yes you are, but that's what you're thinking.
Diane: No, I'm not.
Steve Freeling: Yes, but that's what you're thinking. I know you and that's what you're thinking.
Diane: Spare me, Steven.
Steve Freeling: Diane! Do you remember just the other day, when you were seven and you were helping your Mommy, plant flowers in the garden? You saw it clearly.
Diane: How the hell do you know that?
Steve Freeling: Because I am smart.
[getting angrier]
Steve Freeling: You think that all of our troubles are because of Carol-Anne! You wish Carol-Anne had never been given BIRTH TO! You never wanted
Steve Freeling: CAROL-ANNE!
[Diane tries to shush Steve]
Steve Freeling: But you thought it! You thought it! You thought it! You thought it!
Diane: No!
Steve Freeling: You thought it, baby! Shush! You thought about it! You thought that! You thought it, shush! You thought it! Diane has secrets!

Steve Freeling: Taylor said we go back together as a family, that's all of us.
Robbie Freeling: Do you believe him, Dad?
Diane: Honey, it was real smart of you to hide in the car like that.
Carol Anne Freeling: It wasn't my idea. Taylor said it was the only safe place.
Robbie Freeling: Dad, do you believe him?
Steve Freeling: I... I do... I do believe him son... I do.

Diane: [seeing the dead bodies buried beneath the remains of the Freeling house] Oh no, oh God, they're all... they're all dying here, oh God. They're all reaching out for him, that will never come, and all because they worshipped him.

[last lines]
Taylor: Your car.
Steve Freeling: Yeah, well its happy.
Taylor: Not yet.
Steve Freeling: How are we gonna make it happy?
Taylor: It wants to come home with me.
Steve Freeling: You asked it?
Taylor: Yes.
Steve Freeling: OK, its yours, take it.
Diane: We thank you.
Steve Freeling: It started right up.
Robbie Freeling: Dad, you gave our car away?
Steve Freeling: Yes.
Diane: But Steven, we have no... we need a ride home.
Steve Freeling: Taylor, whoa! That car needs me, Taylor.

Gramma-Jess: Diane, you've got to go on unafraid in this life. You don't want to instil fear into that child who's truly gifted, and filled with knowledge.
Diane: I don't want her to be gifted!

Robbie Freeling: Dad, are we gonna have to move again?
Steve Freeling: I don't know Robbie. I'm gonna think about it.
Diane: Where could we go?
Carol Anne Freeling: Disneyland?
Robbie Freeling: Oh puke, don't be such an infant!
Diane: Shhh!
Carol Anne Freeling: Ok, what about Dunkin' Donuts?
Robbie Freeling: Shut up, jerko!

Diane: [seeing a vision of Kane and his followers] It is him, he's the preacher. They follow him in death as they did in life. They seal themselves into a cavern because Kane says the end of the world is coming.
Kane: Come with me!
Diane: The day for the end comes and goes, but Kane won't let them leave. No, no.
Tangina Barrons: Oh, Diane. Yes, it all makes sense now. When you brought Carol-Anne back to this world, his followers became restless because they had tasted the light of her being, her lifeforce.
Diane: And now he wants her back.
Tangina Barrons: This person is no longer human. He is the Beast.

Poltergeist (2015)
Amy Bowen: Take your pants off.
Eric Bowen: Yes, ma'am. Really?
Amy Bowen: Yes.
Eric Bowen: Wow.
Amy Bowen: Take if off.
Eric Bowen: Alright.
Griffin Bowen: [Eric's pants are down just when his kid enters the room] Dad?
Eric Bowen: Yes?
Amy Bowen: Aaah!
Eric Bowen: Hey... What's up buddy?
Griffin Bowen: There's something upstairs. I think there's something in my room.
Eric Bowen: I'll be up there in a second.
[the kid exits]
Eric Bowen: So much for my luck. Don't move.
Amy Bowen: Ok.
Eric Bowen: I'll be right back, think dirty thoughts.

[first lines]
Amy Bowen: Griffin, what did I say?
Griffin Bowen: I'm in the middle of a game.
Amy Bowen: You can't play that in the car unless you take your Dramamine.
Eric Bowen: Too late for Dramamine. We're practically there.

Eric Bowen: What happened?
Dr. Brooke Powell: That, Mr. Bowen... that's Maddy's way out. But I think we're gonna need some help in getting her there.
Amy Bowen: What kind of help?
Dr. Brooke Powell: Have you ever heard of Carrigan Burke?
Kendra Bowen: No effing way.

Carrigan Burke: Brooke tells me that this development was built on a cemetery. Right?
Kendra Bowen: Dad, really?
Eric Bowen: Calm down. It's a former cemetery. Former. They moved the bodies a long time ago. They relocated...
Amy Bowen: Yeah, they moved them to a nicer neighborhood.
Carrigan Burke: I don't think that they are. I think that they just told people they moved the cemetery. I think they just moved the headstones.
Amy Bowen: And they left the bodies? Oh, my God.

Amy Bowen: Do you have kids, Mr. Burke?
Carrigan Burke: Sadly, no. My wife didn't think it was a good idea given our line of work.
Dr. Brooke Powell: It wasn't just the work.
Amy Bowen: Oh! The two of you were...
Dr. Brooke Powell: Briefly.
Carrigan Burke: We were young and stupid.
Dr. Brooke Powell: Only one of us was stupid.
Carrigan Burke: Ah, don't be so hard on yourself. I was irresistible back then.
Dr. Brooke Powell: I'm gonna check the readings upstairs.
Carrigan Burke: And she goes, just like she fled our marriage. Straight into the arms of academia. Safe, stable academia. Still misses me, though.
Dr. Brooke Powell: No, I don't.
Carrigan Burke: You do, a little.
Dr. Brooke Powell: No, not even a little bit.
Carrigan Burke: She forgets I can sense these things. I have special powers, you know.
Dr. Brooke Powell: They're not that special.