From the film
"This summer's gonna be a hurt train, for you and your faggot friends."
— Henry Bowers to Billy
"Doesn't smell like caca to me, señor!"
— Richie Tozier in response to Eddie's complaints about "greywater"
"What happens when another Georgie goes missing? Or... one of us?! Are you just gonna pretend it isn't happening like everyone else in this town?! If we stick together... we'll win."
— Bill Denborough (from the trailer)
"Time to float!"
— Pennywise to his intended victim
"This isn't real enough for you, Billy? I'm not real enough for you? It was real enough for GEORGIE! HAHAHAHAHA!"
— Pennywise to Billy
"You know what these are, Mom? They're gazebos! They're BULLSHIT!"
—Eddie to his mother
"Where ya goin', Eds? If you lived here, you'd be home by now. Come join the clown, Eds. You'll float down here. WE ALL float down here. Yes we do. HOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHO!"
— Pennywise to Eddie
"No...! I'll take him. I'll take alllll of youuuuu! I'll feast on your flesh as I feed on your fear! Or....you'll just leave us be....I will take him. ONLY him, and I will have my long rest and you will all live to grow and thrive and lead haaaaaaaappy lives, until old age takes you back to the weeds."
—Pennywise speaking to The Losers when his has Bill hostage
"I fucking told you Bill, I don't want to die. It's your fault. You punched me in the face, you made me walk through shitty water, you brought me to a fucking crackhead house... And now? I'm gonna have to kill this fucking clown. WELCOME TO THE LOSERS' CLUB, ASSHOLE!"
— Richie in the final confrontation.
"I am in the midst of rewriting the first script now. We're not working on the second part yet. The first script is just about the kids. It's more like The Goonies meets a horror film [...] We're definitely honoring the spirit of Stephen King, but the horror has to be modernized to make it relevant. That's my job, right now, on this pass. I'm working on making the horror more about suspense than visualization of any creatures. I just don't think that's scary. What could be there, and the sounds and how it interacts with things, is scarier than actual monsters."
—Former director Cary Fukunaga talking about his vision for the movie
"The remake of IT may be dead or undead but we'll always have Tim Curry. He's still floating down in the sewers of Derry."
"I was trying to make an unconventional horror film. It didn't fit into the algorithm of what they knew they could spend and make money back on based on not offending their standard genre audience. [...] We invested years and so much anecdotal storytelling in it. Chase and I both put our childhood in that story. So our biggest fear was they were going to take our script and bastardize it [...] So I'm actually thankful that they are going to rewrite the script. I wouldn't want them to stealing our childhood memories and using that [...] I was honoring King's spirit of it, but I needed to update it. King saw an earlier draft and liked it."
—Cary Fukunaga on why he left
"The way Cary [Fukunaga] intended to execute the script is something that only he can talk about. I can say my version of It highly emphasizes Pennywise's most terrifying virtue, which is it's ability to materialise into your worse fear; I want to take people in a journey into Pennywise's world through a disturbing, surrealistic and intoxicating experience that will leave nobody at ease."
—Director Andrés Muschietti upon taking the director's chair after Cary Fukunaga left it
"To be honest, I wasnt a big fan of the miniseries. I was not a child anymore when it came out in 1990. So my attachment was very much to the book and to the world of Stephen King more than the miniseries. I totally acknowledge how iconic that miniseries was for a generation. But also you have to say that it impacted that generation because they saw it with very young eyes as a TV movie or on VHS. A lot of people dont remember the whole thing, but they are terrified of the iconic scenes of the clown behind the sheets in the beginning and the storm drain."
—Andy Muschietti on the original miniseries