Super Fan: 15 Crazy Annie Wilkes quotes from Misery (1990 Movie)

No one is crazier or loves Misery more than Annie Wilkes.

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About Annie Wilkes

Annie Wilkes (played by Kathy Bates) is the obsessive superfan in the 1987 Stephen King novel, Misery, and in the 1990 movie of the same name. While she might seem sweet and simple at first, don’t let that fool you, she’s as conniving and insane as they come.

When famed author Paul Sheldon is in a car crash, Annie Wilkes who is a fan of his books, discovers him and brings him to her remote home to recuperate. However, it’s her discovery of Paul’s manuscript, which he had in the car with him and which details how he plans to kill off Annie’s favourite character, Misery, in the next Paul. Enraged, she’s determined to hold him captive until he rewrites the book.

Throughout the ordeal, Annie breaks both of Paul’s legs, kills a Sheriff investigating Paul’s disappearance and shoots Paul with a revolver. All before getting smashed in the head with a typewriter and then being bashed by a metal doorstop.

Misery is a great example of how fandom can take the idea of being someone’s “number 1 fan” too far. Despite all this, there’s some great moments throughout the film and the book. One-liners which actress Kathy Bates nails in the film version of the story. Here’s hoping you enjoy them.

Misery – Movie Trailer

Crazy Annie Wilkes Quotes

“I know I left my scrapbook out. I can imagine what you might be thinking of me. But you see, Paul, it’s all okay. Last night it came so clear. I realized you just need more time. Eventually, you’ll come to accept the idea of being here. Paul, do you know about the early days at the Kimberly diamond mines? Do you know what they did to the Native workers who stole diamonds? Don’t worry, they didn’t kill them. That would be like junking your Mercedes just because it had a broken spring. No, if they caught them, they had to make sure they could go on working, but they also had to make sure they could never run away. The operation was called hobbling.”

“I thought you were good Paul… but you’re not good. You’re just another lying ol’ dirty birdy.”

“I’m your number one fan. There’s nothing to worry about. You’re going to be just fine. I will take good care of you. I’m your number one fan.”


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Annie Wilkes with a shotgun
Annie Wilkes with a shotgun

“The rain. Sometimes it gives me the blues. When you first came here, I only loved the writer part of Paul Sheldon. Now I know I love the rest of him, too. I know you don’t love me, don’t say you do. You’re beautiful, brilliant, a famous man of the world and I’m… not a movie star type. You’ll never know the fear of losing someone like you if you’re someone like me.”

“MISERY IS ALIVE, MISERY IS ALIVE! Oh, this whole house is going to be full of romance. Oooh, I am going to put on my Liberace records!”

“What’s the matter? I’ll tell you ‘what’s the matter!’ I go out of my way for you! I do everything to try and make you happy. I feed you, I clean you, I dress you, and what thanks do I get? “Oh, you bought the wrong paper, Annie, I can’t write on this paper, Annie!” Well, I’ll get your stupid paper but you just better start showing me a little appreciation around here, Mr. MAN!”

“And don’t even think about anybody coming for you. Not the doctors, not your agent, not your family. ‘Cause I never called them. Nobody knows you’re here. And you better hope nothing happens to me. Because if I die… you die.”

“He didn’t get out of the COCKADOODIE CAR!”

Best Moments of Misery (1990)

“Now the time has come. I put two bullets in my gun. One for me, and one for you. Oh darling, it will be so beautiful.”

“God came to me last night and told me your purpose for being here. I am going to help you write a new book.” – Annie Wilkes

“Oh forgive me Paul for prattling away and making everything all oogy.”


“If somebody told me I was going to be having a candlelight dinner with Paul Sheldon in my own house I would have checked both legs to see which was being pulled.”

“You have no idea what I’m capable of.”

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Annie Wilkes about to break Paul's legs

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