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400 Best Shawshank Redemption Quotes From The Movie

1. “Writing about yourself seems to be a lot like sticking a branch into clear river-water and rolling up the muddy bottom.”


2. Heywood: Count of Monte Crisco


3. “They send you here for life, and that’s exactly what they take. The part that counts, anyway.”


4. “- Andy Dufresne: What about you? What are you in here for?


5. “Prison is no fairy-tale world.”


6. [grabs Dufresne and pushes him near the edge of the roof]


7. “Rumor has it you're a real cold fish.”


8. “The first night’s the toughest, no doubt about it. They march you in naked as the day you were born, skin burning and half blind from that delousing shit they throw on you, and when they put you in that cell… and those bars slam home… that’s when you know it’s for real. A whole life blown away in the blink of an eye. Nothing left but all the time in the world to think about it.”


9. Andy: You know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific?


10. [Throws a rock at the poster, the rock goes right through it and they hear it clattering. Norton puts his arm through the torn poster and rips it away from the wall, revealing Andy’s escape tunnel]


11. “That’s the beauty of music. They can’t get that from you.”


12. “There’s a con like me in every prison in America, I guess. I’m the guy who can get it for you. Cigarettes, a bag of reefer if you’re partial, a bottle of brandy to celebrate your kid’s high school graduation. Damn near anything, within reason. Yes, sir, I’m a regular Sears & Roebuck.”


13. “Mr. Stevens visited nearly a dozen banks in the Portland area that morning. All told, he blew town with more than $370,000 of Warden Norton’s money. Severance pay for 19 years.”


14. “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things.


15. “They say it has no memory. That's where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory.”


16. “This is Mr. Hadley, captain of the guards. I’m Mr. Norton, the warden. You are convicted felons. That’s why they sent you to me. Rule Number One- no blasphemy. I’ll not have the Lord’s name taken in vain in my prison. The other rules you’ll figure as you go along. Any questions?” ― Warden Samuel Norton, Shawshank Redemption


17. “Hay otros como yo, otros que recuerdan a Andy. Estamos contentísimos de que se escapara, aunque también un poco tristes. Algunos pájaros no están destinados a que los enjaulen, eso es todo. Tienen las plumas demasiado brillantes, su canto es demasiado dulce y libre. Así que, o les dejas irse, o, cuando abres la jaula para darles de comer, se las arreglan para escapar volando. Y la parte de ti que en el fondo creía que era un error tenerlos cautivos se alboroza, pese al hecho de que el lugar en que vives sea mucho más lóbrego y triste tras su partida.”


18. “They send you here for life, that’s exactly what they’re taking. ”


19. “I know what you think it means, sonny. To me, it's just a made up word. A politician's word, so young fellas like yourself can wear a suit and a tie, and have a job. What do you really want to know? Am I sorry for what I did?”


20. “I find I'm so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it's the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain.”


21. - Prisoner: When do we eat?


22. “If you've come this far, maybe you're willing to come a little further. ”


23. Brooks. ”


24. “I hope he died of intestinal cancer in a part of the world where morphine is as of yet undiscovered.”


25. [Norton flips through a couple of pages to find the outline of the rock hammer that was hidden in the Book of Exodus within the Bible, and then drops it on the floor in shock]


26. “There was a goofy sort of feeling that if the Dead Sox could come to life, then maybe anybody could do it.”


27. “Bad luck, I guess. It floats around. It's got to land on somebody. It was my turn, that's all. I was in the path of the tornado. I just didn't expect the storm would last as long as it has.”


28. “Le había dicho que se paseaba por el patio como si estuviera en una fiesta. Yo no lo habría expresado así, pero entiendo lo que quería decir. Tiene relación con lo que dije de que Andy llevaba su libertad como un abrigo invisible y con lo que dije de que nunca llegó a tener en realidad una mentalidad carcelaria. Nunca llegó a tener esa mirada obtusa. Nunca llegó a caminar como caminan los hombres cuando termina la jornada y han de volver a sus celdas para otra noche interminable... encorvados, aturdidos. Andy caminaba erguido y con paso vivo siempre, como quien se dirige a casa, donde le aguardan una buena cena hogareña y una buena mujer, y no la bazofia insípida de verduras pastosas, puré de patatas grumoso y una o dos tajadas de ese material cartilaginoso y grasiento que casi todos los presos llaman «carne de enigma»... eso y una foto de Raquel Welch en la pared.”


29. “So, I’m backing out the door, right, and I got the TV, like this; it was a big old thing. I couldn’t see shit. Suddenly, I hear this voice, ‘Police, kid! Hands in the air.’ You know, I was standing there, holding on to that TV, so finally, the voice says, ‘You hear what I said, boy?’ And I say, ‘Yes sir, I sure did. But if I drop this fucking thing, you got me on destruction of property too.”


30. “The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry.” — Brooks Hatlen


31. “I believe in two things: discipline and the Bible. Here you'll receive both. Put your trust in the Lord; your āss belongs to me. Welcome to Shawshank.”


32. [Warden Norton finds the Bible in his safe after Andy escapes and finds the message Andy left for him]


33. “He always fought back, and as a result, he did his time in solitary. But don't think solitary was the hardship for Andy that it was for some men. ”


34. Andy Dufresne– “I guess it comes down to a simple choice. Get busy living or get busy dying. ”


35. “That’s the one thing they can’t confiscate, not ever. That’s the beauty of it. Haven’t you ever felt that way about music, Red?”


36. [DON'T MISS]


37. “Only guilty man in Shawshank.”


38. “- Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding: King me.


39. [Andy is comforting a sobbing Brooks after he held a knife to Heywood's neck]


40. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane. ”


41. - Andy Dufresne: Forget that... there are places in this world that aren't made out of stone. That there's something inside... that they can't get to, that they can't touch. That's yours.


42. “I Have To Remind Myself That Some Birds Aren’t Meant To Be Caged. ” ― Ellis Boy “Red” Redding, Shawshank Redemption


43. “In prison a man will do most anything to keep his mind occupied. ” ― Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption


44. I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying. — Andy Dufresne


45. [to the rest of the inmates]


46. “Let me tell you something, my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane. ”


47. [Red places his bet on Andy]


48. “I’m not gonna count to three, I’m not even gonna count to one. You will shut the fuck up or I’ll sing you a lullaby!” — Capt. Byron Hadley


49. “I believe in two things. Discipline and the Bible. Here you’ll receive both. Put your trust in the Lord. Your ass belongs to me. Welcome to Shawshank.”


50. “Andy was as good as his word.”


51. [Tommy and Red are talking about Andy]


52. Brooks– “The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry. ”


53. “I tell you those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. ”


54. “Get busy living or get busy dying.”


55. “- Andy Dufresne: You know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific?


56. “What you hear isn’t even the half of it. He’s got scams you haven’t even dreamed of. Kickbacks on his kickbacks. There’s a river of dirty money running through this place.”


57. “Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.”


58. “I guess it comes down to a simple choice. Get busy living or get busy dying.”


59. I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don’t want to know. Some things are best left unsaid. I like to think they were singing about something so beautiful it can’t be expressed in words and makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you, those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made those walls dissolve away. And for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free. - Red


60. “Sometimes it makes me sad, though...Andy being gone. I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright.”


61. “I could see why some of the boys took him for snobby. He had a quiet way about him, a walk and a talk that just wasn’t normal around here. He strolled, like a man in a park without a care or worry in the world, like he had on an invisible coat that would shield him from this place. Yeah, I think it would be fair to say I liked Andy from the start.”


62. - Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding, ‘Shawshank Redemption’.


63. “It goes back to what I said about Andy wearing his freedom like an invisibility coat, about how he never really developed a prison mentality. His eyes never got that dull look. ” ― Ellis Boy “Red” Redding, Shawshank Redemption


64. “The first night's the toughest, no doubt about it. They march you in naked as the day you were born, skin burning and half blind from that delousing shit they throw on you, and when they put you in that cell... and those bars slam home... that's when you know it's for real. A whole life blown away in the blink of an eye. Nothing left but all the...” (CONTINUE READING)


65. “Writing about yourself seems to be a lot like sticking a branch into clear river-water and rolling up the muddy bottom. ”


66. “I'd hate to deprive you of this. Salvation lies within. ”


67. - Heywood: The Count of Monte Crisco...


68. “I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living, or get busy dying.”


69. “I was in the path of the tornado. I just didn’t expect the storm would last as long as it has. ”


70. . . Andy being gone. I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. ”


71. “Most new fish come close to madness the first night. Somebody always breaks down crying… The only question is, who’s it going to be? It’s as good a thing to bet on as any, I guess. I had my money on Andy Dufresne.”


72. “There’s a big hayfield up near Buxton… one in particular. It’s got a long rock wall with a big oak tree at the north end. It’s like something out of a Robert Frost poem. It’s where I asked my wife to marry me. We went there for a picnic and made love under the oak, and I asked and she said yes. Promise me, Red. If you ever get out, find that spot. At the base of that wall, you’ll find a rock that has no earthly business in a Maine hayfield. Piece of black, volcanic glass. There’s something buried under it I want you to have.”


73. [taps on the door with the club]


74. “Only Andy didn’t drink. I already told you about his drinking habit. He sat hunkered down in the shade, hands dangling between his knees, watching us and smiling a little. It’s amazing how many men remember him that way, and amazing how many men were on that work-crew when Andy Dufresne faced down Byron Hadley. I thought there were nine or ten of us, but by 1955 there must have been two hundred of us, maybe more… if you believed what you heard. So yeah—if you asked me to give you a flat-out answer to the question of whether I’m trying to tell you about a man or a legend that got made up around the man, like a pearl around a little piece of grit—I’d have to say that the answer lies somewhere in between.”


75. “First you hate them. Then you get used to them. Enough time passes, it gets so you depend on them. That’s institutionalized. ” ― Ellis Boy “Red” Redding, Shawshank Redemption


76. “Yes, sir, Andy was a regular H&R Block. In fact, he got so busy at tax time, he was allowed a staff… got me out of the woodshop a month out of the year, and that was fine by me.”


77. “You need it so you don't forget. Forget that there are places in the world that aren't made out of stone. That there's a - there's a - there's something inside that's yours, that they can't touch. ”


78. “Red, I do believe you’re talking out of your ass.” — Floyd


79. [crumples the test paper and flings it into the trash can]


80. “Te conceden la vida, te permiten vivir, y eso es precisamente lo que te impiden, lo que te quitan, o te quitan al menos todo cuanto en la vida merece la pena.”


81. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane. — Red


82. “Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies.”


83. “Andy Dufresne – who crawled through a river of shit, and came out clean on the other side.”


84. - Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding: [shakes his head] Only guilty man in Shawshank.”


85. Andy Dufresne: You know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific?


86. - Ernie: Oh yeah? Say that when you been here as long as Brooks has.


87. “I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy livin' or get busy dyin”


88. “I don’t waste time on losers, Tommy.”


89. - Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding: What're...” (CONTINUE READING)


90. “They say The Pacific has no memory. That's where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory.”


91. Andy Dufresne– “Bad luck, I guess. It floats around. It’s got to land on somebody. It was my turn, that’s all. ”


92. “I wish I could tell you Andy fought the good fight. I wish I could tell you that. . . But prison is no fairy tale world. ”


93. “I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. ”


94. “Lord, it’s a miracle! A man up and vanished like a fart in the wind. ” ― Warden Samuel Norton, Shawshank Redemption


95. I find I’m so excited that I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel. A free man at a start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. - Red


96. Byron Hadley Quotes in ‘The Shawshank Redemption’


97. Andy: I understand you’re a man who knows how to get things.


98. “- Andy Dufresne: Here's where it makes the most sense. You need it so you don't forget.


99. “We sat and drank with the sun on our shoulders and felt like free men. ”


100. “Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane. ”


101. “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. ” ― Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption


102. “Andy Dufresne escaped from Shawshank prison. All they found of him was a muddy set of prison clothes, a bar of soap, and an old rock hammer, damn near worn down to the nub. I remember thinking it would take a man six hundred years to tunnel through the wall with it. Old Andy did it in less than twenty. ” ― Ellis Boy “Red” Redding, Shawshank Redemption


103. “I find I’m so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think that’s the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.” — Ellis “Red” Redding


104. “I hope.”


105. - Andy Dufresne: I was just wondering if anybody knew his name.


106. “I like to think the last thing that went through his head other than that bullet was how the hell Andy Dufresne got the best of him. ”


107. - Andy Dufresne: I don't suppose it would help if I told them that I'm not homosexual.


108. [last lines]


109. “I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don’t want to know. Some things are better left unsaid. I’d like to think they were singing about something so beautiful, it can’t expressed in words, and it makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you, those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a grey place dares to dream. It was as if some beautiful bird had flapped into our drab little cage and made these walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free.”


110. Red: Everybody's innocent in here.


111. - Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding: Rehabilitated? Well, now let me see. You know, I don't have any idea what that means.


112. “It's my life. Don't you understand? It's my life!”


113. “Anyway, as the old barrelhouse song says, My God, how the money rolled in. Norton must have subscribed to the old Puritan notion that the best way to figure out which folks God favours is by checking their bank acounts.”


114. - Captain Hadley: You eat when we say you eat. You piss when we say you piss, and you shit when we say you shit. You got that, you maggot dick motherfucker?”


115. “Didn’t you ever feel that way about a picture, Red? That you could almost step right through it?” I said I’d never really thought of it that way. “Maybe someday you’ll see what I mean,” he said, and he was right. Years later I saw exactly what he meant… and when I did, the first thing I thought of was Normaden, and about how he’d said it was always cold in Andy’s cell.”


116. [after Brooks held a knife to Heywood's throat]


117. “The funny thing is, on the outside I was an honest man. Straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook. ” ― Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption


118. “That’s where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory. ” ― Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption


119. “Sometimes life hands you lemons, and sometimes those lemons will set you free. ”


120. [MOST POPULAR]


121. [Tommy receives a letter from the Board of Education]


122. - Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding: Neither are they. You have to be human first. They don't...” (CONTINUE READING)


123. “Hope is a dangerous thing. Drive a man insane.” — Ellis “Red” Redding


124. “I wish I could tell you that Andy fought the good fight, and the Sisters let him be. I wish I could tell you that – but prison is no fairy-tale world. He never said who did it, but we all knew. Things went on like that for awhile – prison life consists of routine, and then more routine. Every so often, Andy would show up with fresh bruises. The Sisters kept at him – sometimes he was able to fight ’em off, sometimes not. And that’s how it went for Andy – that was his routine. I do believe those first two years were the worst for him, and I also believe that if things had gone on that way, this place would have got the best of him.”


125. “I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up DOES rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend.”


126. “I tell you those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream.” — Red


127. [shouts]


128. [Playing checkers]


129. [Andy turns up the volume instead, so Hadley comes to the door]


130. “Fear can hold you prisoner, hope can set you free.”


131. “They found him guilty, and brother, if Maine had the death penalty, he would have done the airdance before that spring's crocuses poked their heads out of the dirt.”


132. . . there are places in this world that aren't made out of stone. That there's something inside. . . that they can't get to, that they can't touch. That's yours. ”


133. Red– “I find I’m so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope. ”


134. “I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. ”


135. [Narrating]


136. - Andy Dufresne: Chess. Now there's a game of kings.


137. [watching Rita Hayworth in Gilda]


138. “I was in the path of the tornado… I just didn’t expect the storm would last as long as it has. ”


139. “Lord! It’s a miracle! Man up and vanished like a fart in the wind!”


140. “It goes back to what I said about Andy wearing his freedom like an invisibility coat, about how he never really developed a prison mentality. His eyes never got that dull look. ”


141. “The funny thing is, on the outside I was an honest man. Straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook.” — Andy Dufresne


142. “Todo se reduce a dos posibilidades: o te consagras a vivir o te dedicas a morir.”


143. “- Andy Dufresne: [referring to Fat Ass] What was his name?


144. [Hadley comes in]


145. “My wife used to say I’m a hard man to know. Like a closed book. Complained about it all the time.”


146. [Andy after Warden Norton refuses to appeal his case]


147. [Andy starts laughing]


148. - Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding: Goddamn right. They send you...” (CONTINUE READING)


149. “Le recuerdo sentado tras su mesa de la biblioteca repasando pacientemente el contrato de préstamo párrafo por párrafo con un carcelero que quería comprar un automóvil DeSoto usado, explicándole al tipo con todo detalle los pros y los contras del contrato, explicándole que era posible comprar a crédito sin que te clavaran demasiado, sacándole de las sociedades financieras que, en aquellos tiempos, eran poco mejores que usureros. Cuando terminó, el carcelero hizo ademán de tenderle la mano... y en seguida la retiró. Por un momento, había olvidado que estaba tratando con una mascota y no con un hombre.”


150. “The man likes to play chess; let’s get him some rocks. ”


151. - Inmates: Me neither! They run this place like a fucking prison!”


152. “There’s not a day goes by I don’t feel regret. Not because I’m in here, because you think I should. I look back on the way I was then: a young, stupid kid who committed that terrible crime. I want to talk to him. I want to try to talk some sense to him, tell him the way things are. But I can’t.”


153. “A whole life blown away in the blink of an eye. Nothing left but all the time in the world to think about it. ”


154. “Get busy living or get busy dying. That’s god damn right. ” ― Ellis Boy “Red” Redding, Shawshank Redemption


155. “- Fat Ass: You don't understand! I'm not supposed to be here!


156. “I could see why some of the boys took him for snobby. He had a quiet way about him, a walk and a talk that just wasn't normal around here. He strolled, like a man in a park without a care or a worry in the world, like he had on an invisible coat that would shield him from this place. ”


157. “There’s a harsh truth to face. No way I’m gonna make it on the outside. All I do anymore is think of ways to break my parole, so maybe they’d send me back. Terrible thing, to live in fear. Brooks Hatlen knew it. Knew it all too well. All I want is to be back where things make sense. Where I won’t have to be afraid all the time. Only one thing stops me: a promise I made to Andy.”


158. “Geology is the study of pressure and time. That’s all it takes, really. Pressure and time. ”


159. “I think a man working outdoors feels more like a man if he can have a bottle of suds. That’s only my opinion.”


160. “Cuatro tragos al año... sólo actúa así alguien a quien la bebida le ha pegado muy fuerte... con fuerza suficiente para hacerle sangrar.”


161. “These walls are funny. First you hate ’em. Then you get used to ’em. Enough time passes, you get so you depend on them. That’s institutionalized.” — Red


162. “That kid’s long gone and this old man is all that’s left. ”


163. “That’s the beauty of music. They can’t get that from you. “


164. “These walls are funny. First you hate ’em. Then you get used to ’em. Enough time passes, you get so you depend on them. That’s institutionalized. ”


165. [Norton flips through a couple of pages to find the outline of the rock hammer that was


166. [Andy does nothing, so Hadley smashes the screen on the door, unlocks it, and comes in the room]


167. “Yes, sir. Absolutely. I've learned my lesson. I can honestly say I'm a changed man. I'm no longer a danger to society. That's the God's honest truth. No doubt about it. ”


168. - Floyd: That's "Cristo" you dumb shit.


169. “That's "Cristo" you dumb shıt.”


170. “Believe what you want. These walls are funny. First, you hate ‘em, then you get used to ‘em. After long enough, you get so you depend on ‘em. That’s ‘institutionalized.’”


171. “The funny thing is, on the outside, I was an honest man. Straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook. ”


172. [stands up and walks away a few steps]


173. “I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don’t wanna know. Some things are best left unsaid. I’d like to think they were singing about something so beautiful it can’t be expressed in words, and it makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you those voices soared, higher and farther than anybody in a grey place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made these walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free.”


174. “The funny thing is, on the outside, I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook.”


175. “This is Mr. Hadley, captain of the guards. I’m Mr. Norton, the warden. You are convicted felons. That’s why they sent you to me. Rule Number One- no blasphemy. I’ll not have the Lord’s name taken in vain in my prison. The other rules you’ll figure as you go along. Any questions?”


176. “I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don’t want to know. Some things are best left unsaid. I like to think they were singing about something so beautiful it can’t be expressed in words and makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you, those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made those walls dissolve away. And for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free.”


177. com. All Rights Reserved


178. - Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding: Murder, same as you.


179. “Forget that...there are places in this world that aren't made out of stone. That there's something inside...that they can't get to, that they can't touch. That's yours.”


180. Red– “Andy Dufresne, the man who crawled through 500 yards of shit and came out clean the other end. ”


181. - Andy Dufresne: Civilized. Strategic...


182. “Man likes to play chess. Let's get him some rocks. ”


183. - Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding: We oughta file that under "Educational" too, oughten we?


184. “Fear can hold you, prisoner. Hope can set you free. ”


185. “Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free. ” — Stephen King, Shawshank Redemption


186. “There’s not a day goes by I don’t feel regret. Not because I’m in here, or because you think I should. I look back on the way I was then: a young, stupid kid who committed a terrible crime. I want to talk to him. I want to try to talk some sense into him, tell him the way things are. But I can’t. That kid’s long gone, and this old man is all that’s left. I got to live with that.”


187. “You eat when we say you eat. You shit when we say you shit and you piss when we say you piss. You got that, you maggot dick motherfucker?” ― Captain Byron Hadley, Shawshank Redemption


188. “You know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific? They say it has no memory. That’s where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory.”


189. “Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.” — Red


190. [Tommy is taking the high school equivalency test]


191. “That tall drink of water with the silver spoon up his ass.”


192. “When you take away a man’s freedom and teach him to live in a cell, he seems to lose his ability to think in dimensions.”


193. “That’s where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory


194. Red– “These walls are funny. First you hate ’em. Then you get used to ’em. Enough time passes, you get so you depend on them. That’s institutionalized. ”


195. “Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”


196. “The Shawshank Redemption” quotes (1994)


197. “Forty years I been askingpermission to piss. I can't squeeze a drop without say-so.”


198. “Dirty deeds done dirt cheap.’ – AC/DC”


199. “(You) either get busy livin' or get busy dyin'.”


200. - Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding: I know what you think it means, sonny. To me, it's just...” (CONTINUE READING)


201. [Andy is comforting a sobbing Brooks after he held a knife to Heywood’s neck]


202. Here you'll receive both. Put your trust in the Lord; your āss belongs to me. Welcome to Shawshank. ”


203. “It goes back to what I said about Andy wearing his freedom like an invisibility coat, about how he never really developed a prison mentality. His eyes never got that dull look.”


204. “Whatever mistakes I made, I paid for them and then some.”


205. “I doubt they'll kick up any fuss. Not for an old crook like me.”


206. “They send you here for life, and that’s exactly what they take. ” ― Ellis Boy “Red” Redding, Shawshank Redemption


207. “I’m a rockhound. At least I was in my old life. I’d like to be again, on a limited scale.”


208. “I believe in two things: discipline and the bible. Here you’ll see both. Put your trust in the Lord – your ass belongs to me! Welcome to Shawshank!”


209. “What was right with him he’d only give you a little at a time. What was wrong with him he kept bottled up inside. ”


210. [Andy acts like he is going to do as he says]


211. “You need it so you don’t forget. Forget that there are places in the world that aren’t made out of stone. That there’s a — there’s a — there’s something inside that’s yours, that they can’t touch.”


212. [Andy has asked Red to procure Rita Hayworth]


213. “Zihuatanejo. It’s a little place in Mexico on the Pacific Ocean. Do you know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific? They say it has no memory. That’s where I want to live the rest of my life — a warm place with no memory.”


214. “I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don’t want to know. Some things are better left unsaid. I’d like to think they were singing about something so beautiful, it can’t expressed in words, and it makes your heart ache because of it.”


215. “Andy Dufresne, who crawled through a river of shit and came out clean on the other side.”


216. - Judge, ‘Shawshank Redemption’.


217. “Bad luck, I guess. It floats around. It’s got to land on somebody. It was my turn, that’s all. ”


218. “I believe in two things: Discipline and the Bible. Here you’ll receive both. Put your trust in the Lord. Your ass belongs to me. Welcome to Shawshank.” — Warden Samuel Norton


219. “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”


220. [Smacks book off the library table, and stormed out]


221. Andy Dufresne: Thirty years. Jesus, when you say it like that...


222. “—Diablos, ni siquiera tengo un título de bachiller.


223. “Andy Dufresne…who crawled through a river of shıt and came out clean on the other side.”


224. [narrating] Not long after the warden deprived us of his company, I got a postcard in the mail. It was blank, but the postmark said Fort Hancock, Texas. Fort Hancock... right on the border. That's where Andy crossed. When I picture him heading south in his own car with the top down, it always makes me laugh. Andy Dufresne... who crawled through a river of sh*t and came out clean on the other side. Andy Dufresne... headed for the Pacific.


225. - Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding: No.


226. “I like to think the last thing that went through his head other than that bullet, was how the hell that Andy Dufresne got the best of him. ”


227. “At first you can't stand those four walls, then you get so you can abide them, then you get so you accept them... and then, as your body and your mind ad your spirit adjust to life on an HO scale, you get to love them.”


228. “Geology is the study of pressure and time. That’s all it takes, pressure and time. That and a big damn poster.”


229. “Así que, bueno, si me pides una respuesta clara a la pregunta de si intento hablarte de un hombre o de la leyenda que fue creciendo alrededor de ese hombre como lo hace la perla alrededor de un granito de arena, tendría que decirte que la respuesta está en algún punto intermedio entre hombre y leyenda. Lo único que sé a ciencia cierta es que Andy Dufresne no era como yo ni como ningún otro individuo que yo haya conocido desde que estoy en la cárcel. Entró en la cárcel con quinientos dólares en su puerta trasera, pero aquel sesudo hijo de perra logró no sé cómo entrar también con algo más. Un sentido de su propia valía, quizás, o la certeza de que al final ganaría él... o quizá fuera sólo el sentido de la libertad, dentro incluso de estos muros grises malditos. Era una especie de luz interior que llevaba consigo a todas partes. Sólo una vez le vi perder esa luz, y también eso forma parte de esta historia.”


230. Red– “I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don’t want to know. Some things are best left unsaid. I like to think they were singing about something so beautiful it can’t be expressed in words and makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you, those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made those walls dissolve away. And for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free. ”


231. “Most new fish come close to madness the first night. Somebody always breaks down crying. . . The only question is, who’s it going to be? It’s as good a thing to bet on as any, I guess. I had my money on Andy Dufresne. ”


232. “I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don't want to know. Some things are best left unsaid.


233. “The Shawshank Redemption” Quotes 27 quotes


234. “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. ”


235. - Heywood: Shit. I could never get like that.


236. “You balance off your walk through the hog-wallow against what it gains you. You choose the lesser of two evils and try to keep your good intentions in front of you.”


237. “I'd like to think that the last thing that went through his head, other than that bullet, was to wonder how the hell Andy Dufresne ever got the best of him.”


238. “Get busy living or get busy dying. ”


239. To me, it's just a made up word. A politician's word, so young fellas like yourself can wear a suit and a tie, and have a job. What do you really want to know? Am I sorry for what I did?”


240. [pause, Tommy looks shocked]


241. “It’s my life. Don’t you understand? It’s my life!”


242. [laughs]


243. “I believe in two things: discipline and the Bible. Here you'll receive both. Put your trust in the Lord; your ass belongs to me. Welcome to Shawshank.”


244. [after Tommy told the story of how he got arrested]


245. Andy– “You know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific?”


246. “So, I’m backing out the door, right, and I got the TV, like this; it was a big old thing. I couldn’t see shit. Suddenly, I hear this voice, ‘Police, kid! Hands in the air.’ You know, I was standing there, holdin’ on to that TV, so finally, the voice says, ‘You hear what I said, boy?’ And I say, ‘Yes sir, I sure did. But if I drop this fucking thing, you got me on destruction of property too.” — Tommy Williams


247. “Bad luck, I guess. It floats around. It’s got to land on somebody. It was my turn, that’s all. I was in the path of the tornado. I just didn’t expect the storm would last as long as it has.”


248. “I’m Telling You, These Walls Are Funny. ” ― Ellis Boy “Red” Redding, Shawshank Redemption


249. “- Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding: These walls are funny. First you hate 'em, then you get used to 'em. Enough time passes, you get so you depend on them. That's institutionalized.


250. “Every man has his breaking point. ”


251. “I was beginning to enjoy his quiet, low-key style. When you've spent ten years in stir, as I had then, you can get awfully tired of the bellowers and the braggarts and the loud-mouths. Yes, I think it would be fair to say I liked Andy from the first”.”


252. Andy Dufresne - who crawled through a river of s*** and came out clean on the other side. – Red


253. Truth is, I don't want to know. Some things are best left unsaid


254. “Remember, Red: Hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.” — Andy Dufresne


255. “Put your trust in the Lord. Your ass belongs to me. ” ― Warden Samuel Norton, Shawshank Redemption


256. “What’s that going to earn you? Two-and-a-half, three percent a year? We can do a lot better than that. So tell me, Mr. Dekins. Where do you want to send your kids? Harvard? Yale?”


257. - Andy Dufresne: Dumb-ass? "Dumas". You know what it's about? You'll like it, it's about a prisonbreak.


258. - Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding: ...and a total fuckin' mystery. I hate it.”


259. I wish I could tell you Andy fought the good fight. I wish I could tell you that. . . But prison is no fairy tale world. - Red


260. “Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane. ” ― Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption


261. “Dear fellas, I can’t believe how fast things move on the outside. I saw an automobile once when I was a kid, but now they’re everywhere. The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry. The parole board got me into this halfway house called “The Brewer” and a job bagging groceries at the Foodway. It’s hard work and I try to keep up, but my hands hurt most of the time. I don’t think the store manager likes me very much. Sometimes after work, I go to the park and feed the birds. I keep thinking Jake might just show up and say hello, but he never does. I hope wherever he is, he’s doin’ okay and makin’ new friends. I have trouble sleepin‘ at night. I have bad dreams like I’m falling. I wake up scared. Sometimes it takes me a while to remember where I am. Maybe I should get me a gun and rob the Foodway so they’d send me home. I could shoot the manager while I was at it, sort of like a bonus. I guess I’m too old for that sort of nonsense any more. I don’t like it here. I’m tired of being afraid all the time. I’ve decided not to stay. I doubt they’ll kick up any fuss. Not for an old crook like me. P.S: Tell Heywood I’m sorry I put a knife to his throat. No hard feelings.”


262. “In prison, a man'll do most anything to keep his mind occupied. ”


263. “I could see why some of the boys took him for snobby. He had a quiet way about him. A walk and a talk that just wasn’t normal around here. He strolled like a man in a park, without a care or worry in the world. Like he had on an invisible coat that would shield him from this place. Yeah. I think it would be fair to say… I liked Andy from the start.”


264. “The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry.” — Brooks


265. “I don’t waste time on losers, Tommy. ”


266. “By the year Kennedy was shot, Andy had transformed a broom closet smelling of turpentine into the best prison library in New England.”


267. “There's not a day goes by I don't feel regret. Not because I'm in here, because you think I should. I look back on the way I was then: a young, stupid kid who committed that terrible crime. I want to talk to him. I want to try to talk some sense to him, tell him the way things are. But I can't.”


268. “Geology is the study of pressure and time. That’s all it takes really, pressure and time. ”


269. “I find I’m so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it is the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. ”


270. That's where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory. ”


271. [hefting one of Andy’s rocks]


272. - Heywood: ...by Alexandree Dumb-ass. Dumb-ass.


273. “I look back on the way I was then: a young, stupid kid who committed that terrible crime. I want to talk to him. I want to try and talk some sense to him, tell him the way things are. But I can’t. ” ― Ellis Boy “Red” Redding, Shawshank Redemption


274. “Son, six wardens have been through here in my tenure, and I’ve learned one immutable, universal truth: Not one of them born whose asshole wouldn’t pucker up tighter than a snare drum when you ask them for funds.”


275. [Quietly to his men]


276. [after Brooks held a knife to Heywood’s throat]


277. [Cut to a shot of him quietly sobbing]


278. “What it comes down to, Red, is some people refuse to get their hands dirty at all. That’s called sainthood, and the pigeons land on your shoulders and crap all over your shirt.”


279. “I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone.”


280. “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”


281. The Warden– “Salvation lies within”


282. “All I want is to be back where things make sense. Where I won't have to be afraid all the time. Only one thing stops me. A promise I made to Andy. ”


283. “Querido Red:


284. “Prison life consists of routine, and then more routine. ” ― Ellis Boy “Red” Redding, Shawshank Redemption


285. “I look back on the way I was then: a young, stupid kid who committed that terrible crime. I want to talk to him. I want to try and talk some sense to him, tell him the way things are. But I can’t. ”


286. “No hard feelings. Brooks.”


287. [first lines]


288. “How can you be so obtuse?”


289. - Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding: What?


290. “I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.”


291. “His first night in the joint, Andy Dufresne cost me two packs of cigarettes. He never made a sound.”


292. “I had Mr. Mozart to keep me company…[He points and taps his head] It was in here. [And he gestures over his heart] And in here. That’s the beauty of music. They can’t get that from you. Haven’t you ever felt that way about music?” ― Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption


293. “Some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright and when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice, but still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty now that they’re gone.”


294. “I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really: Get busy living, or get busy dying.”


295. “I want him found. Not tomorrow, not after breakfast... now!”


296. - Andy Dufresne: They say it has no memory. That's where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory.”


297. “There are places in this world that aren’t made out of stone. That there’s something inside… that they can’t get to, that they can’t touch. That’s yours. ” ― Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption


298. “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild.”


299. - Heywood: Fuck do you care, new fish? Doesn't fuckin' matter what his name was. He's dead.”


300. “There’s not a day goes by I don’t feel regret. Not because I’m in here, or because you think I should. I look back on the way I was then: a young, stupid kid who committed that terrible crime. I want to talk to him. I want to try and talk some sense to him, tell him the way things are. But I can’t. That kid’s long gone and this old man is all that’s left. I got to live with that. Rehabilitated? It’s just a bullshit word. So you can go and stamp your form, Sonny, and stop wasting my time. Because to tell you the truth, I don’t give a shit.” — Red


301. “Claro que recuerdo el nombre. Zihuatanejo. Un nombre así es demasiado bello para olvidarlo.


302. “It’s funny. On the outside, I was an honest man. Straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook. ”


303. “He had enough rocks to keep him busy ‘til rapture.”


304. “These walls are funny. First you hate them, then you get used to them. Enough time passes, you get so you depend on them. That’s institutionalized.”


305. “- Warden Norton: [to new inmates, after explaining the prisonroutine] Any questions?


306. “I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged.” — Red


307. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope. - Red


308. “Salvation lies within.”


309. “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” — Andy Dufresne


310. A whole life blown away in the blink of an eye. Nothing left but all the time in the world to think about it. - Red


311. - Andy Dufresne: Innocent?


312. “Every man’s got a breaking point.”


313. “You strike me as a particularly icy and remorseless man, Mr. Dufresne. It chills my blood just to look at you. By the power vested in me by the state of Maine, I hereby order you to serve two life sentences, back to back. One for each of your victims. So be it.”


314. “I find I’m so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.”


315. “We sat and drank with the sun on our shoulders and felt like free men. ” ― Ellis Boy “Red” Redding, Shawshank Redemption


316. “I don't have to listen to rumors about a man when I can judge him for myself. ”


317. [Norton shakes his head]


318. [pause, Tommy looks confused]


319. “I find I’m so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it is the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.”


320. [he steps close, voice dropping]


321. Do you feel you’ve been rehabilitated?


322. “It's amazing how many men remember him that way, and amazing how many men were on that work-crew when Andy Dufresne faced down Byron Hadley. I thought there were nine or ten of us, but by 1955 there must have been two hundred of us, maybe more... if you believed what you heard.”


323. “I like to think the last thing that went through his head other than that bullet, was how the hell that Andy Dufrense got the best of him. ” ― Ellis Boy “Red” Redding, Shawshank Redemption


324. - Heywood: What did you say?


325. [SHOP NOW]


326. Red– “They send you here for life, that’s exactly what they’re taking”


327. [beat]


328. “- Andy Dufresne: I have no enemieshere.


329. I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don’t want to know. Some things are better left unsaid. I’d like to think they were singing about something so beautiful, it can’t expressed in words, and it makes your heart ache because of it.


330. Phelps Quotes on Life & Investing (SUCCESS)


331. “I must admit I didn’t think much of Andy first time I laid eyes on him; looked like a stiff breeze would blow him over. That was my first impression of the man. ”


332. [LATEST NEWS]


333. I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. — Red


334. [hefting one of Andy's rocks]


335. I had to come to prison to be a crook. ”


336. [to Dekins]


337. “—Cuando llega la hora de la verdad, en realidad sólo existen dos tipos de hombres en el mundo —dijo Andy, protegiendo una cerilla con ambas manos ahuecadas y encendiendo un cigarrillo—. Supongamos, Red, que hubiera una casa llena de pinturas y esculturas extrañas y de bellos objetos antiguos. Y supongamos que el propietario de la casa se enterara de que un huracán espantoso avanzaba precisamente en aquella dirección. Uno de los dos tipos de hombres a que me refiero, sencillamente espera que suceda lo mejor. El huracán puede cambiar de curso, se dice a sí mismo. Ningún huracán bien pensante se atrevería jamás a destruir todos esos Rembrandts, mis dos caballos de Degas, mis Grant Wood y mis Benton. Además, Dios no lo permitiría. Y si de todos modos ocurriera lo peor, están asegurados. Ése es un tipo de hombre. El otro sencillamente supone que el huracán arrasará la casa sin más. Si el centro meteorológico anuncia que el huracán ha cambiado de curso, este individuo cree que volverá a cambiar para arrasar su casa. Este segundo tipo de individuo sabe que no existe mal alguno en esperar lo mejor, siempre que estés preparado para lo peor.


338. “I don't know; every man has his breaking point.”


339. “I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend.”


340. “What was right with him he’d only give you a little at a time. What was wrong with him he kept bottled up inside.”


341. “I find I’m so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. ” ― Ellis Boy “Red” Redding, Shawshank Redemption


342. “Every man has his breaking point.”


343. Andy Dufresne -“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. ”


344. “Anyway, as the old barrelhouse song says, My God, how the money rolled in. Norton must have subscribed to the old Puritan notion that the best way to figure out which folks God favors is by checking their bank accounts. ”


345. “—Zihuatanejo —lo dijo pronunciando la palabra con una lentitud musical—. Allá abajo, en México. Es un pequeño lugar que queda a unos treinta kilómetros de Playa Azul. Unos ciento sesenta kilómetros al noroeste de Acapulco, en la costa del Pacífico. ¿Sabes lo que dicen los mexicanos del Pacífico? Le dije que no lo sabía.


346. They send you here for life, that’s exactly what they’re taking. - Red


347. “The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry.”


348. Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. — Andy Dufresne


349. “We sat and drank with the sun on our shoulders and felt like free men. Hell, we could have been tarring the roof of one of our own houses. We were the lords of all creation. As for Andy, he spent that break hunkered in the shade — a strange little smile on his face — watching us drink beer.”


350. [Starts the chant]


351. “It always comes down to just two choices. Get busy living, or get busy dying.”


352. “Two things never happened again after that. The Sisters never laid a finger on Andy again… and Bogs never walked again. They transferred him to a minimum security hospital upstate. To my knowledge, he lived out the rest of his days drinking his food through a straw.”


353. “Where are places in this world that aren’t made out of stone. That there’s something inside… that they can’t get to, that they can’t touch. That’s yours. ”


354. “Some birds are not meant to be caged”


355. . . he also says that Hadley should make sure he can trust his wife


356. I remember thinking it would take a man 600 years to tunnel through the wall with it. Andy did it in less than 20. - Red


357. “You strike me as a particularly icy and remorseless man, Mr. Dufresne. It chills my blood just to look at you. By the power vested in me by the state of Maine, I hereby order you to serve two life sentences, back to back. One for each of your victims. So be it. ”


358. “But it isn’t just a piece of paper that makes a man. And it isn’t just prison that breaks one, either.”


359. “You could argue he’d done it to curry favor with the guards. Or, maybe make a few friends among us cons. Me, I think he did it just to feel normal again, if only for a short while.”


360. “How much work went into creating those two pieces? Hours and hours after lights out, I knew that first the chipping and shaping, and then the almost endless polishing and finishing with those rock-blankets. ”


361. “Dear Warden, you were right. Salvation lay within.”


362. “You may remember the old question, the one that’s supposed to define your outlook on life when you answer it. For Byron Hadley the answer would always be half empty, the glass is half empty. Forever and ever, amen. If you gave him a cool drink of apple cider, he’d think about vinegar. If you told him his wife had always been faithful to him, he’d tell you it was because she was so damn ugly.”


363. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” — Andy Dufresne


364. “I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don’t wanna know. Some things are best left unsaid. I’d like to think they were singing about something so beautiful it can’t be expressed in words, and it makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you those voices soared, higher and farther than anybody in a grey place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made these walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free. ” ― Ellis Boy “Red” Redding, Shawshank Redemption


365. “I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.”


366. “Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.”


367. - Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding: Yeah? Wait a while. Word gets around. The Sisters have taken quite a likin' to you. Especially Boggs.


368. “It always comes down to two choices; Get busy living, or get busy dying.”


369. “I have trouble sleepin' at night. I have bad dreams like I'm falling. I wake up scared. Sometimes it takes me a while to remember where I am... I guess I'm too old for that sort of nonsense any more. I don't like it here. I'm tired of being afraid all the time. I've decided not to stay. I doubt they'll kick up any fuss. Not for an old crook like me.”


370. - Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding: Forget?


371. [Warden Norton visits Andy in solitary]


372. “The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry. ”


373. Red– “There’s not a day goes by I don’t feel regret. Not because I’m in here, or because you think I should. I look back on the way I was then: a young, stupid kid who committed that terrible crime. I want to talk to him. I want to try and talk some sense to him, tell him the way things are. But I can’t. That kid’s long gone and this old man is all that’s left. I got to live with that. Rehabilitated? It’s just a bullshit word. So you can go and stamp your form, Sonny, and stop wasting my time. Because to tell you the truth, I don’t give a shit. ”


374. In 2019, it’ll be 25 years, a quarter of a century since the audience was first exposed to brilliantly written scripts such as Shawshank Redemption and Forrest Gump. For those who have enjoyed the live-action feature of the animated classic Lion King, might recall that it too released in the same year as the aforementioned films


375. “Zihuatanejo.”


376. “- 1967 Parole Hearings Man: Do you feel you've been rehabilitated?


377. Do you feel you've been rehabilitated?


378. 51 average rating, 2,833 reviews


379. It floats around. It's got to land on somebody. It was my turn, that's all. I was in the path of the tornado. I just didn't expect the storm would last as long as it has. ”


380. “Andy was the part of me they could never lock up, the part of me that will rejoice when the gates finally open for me and I walk out in my cheap suit with my twenty dollars of mad-money in my pocket. That part of me will rejoice no matter how old and broken and scared the rest of me is. ”


381. [Throws a rock at the poster, the rock goes right through it and they hear it clattering. Norton puts his arm through the torn poster and rips it away from the wall, revealing Andy's escape tunnel; they look through it in shock]


382. “I don't have to listen to rumors about a man when I can judge him for myself.”


383. “… or come to think of it, I suppose I could set it up for you. That would save you some money. I’ll write down the forms you need, you can pick them up, and I’ll prepare them for your signature… nearly free of charge… I’d only ask three beers apiece for my co-workers, if that seems fair. I think a man working outdoors feels more like a man if he can have a bottle of suds. That’s only my opinion.”


384. “That’s the beauty of music. They can’t take that away from you. ”


385. “There must be a con like me in every prison in America. I'm the guy who can get if for you; cigarettes, a bag of reefer, if that's your thing, a bottle of brandy to celebrate your kid's high school graduation, damn near anything within reason. Yes sir, I'm a regular Sears and Roebuck.”


386. “I believe in two things, discipline and the Bible… Here you’ll receive both. ”


387. “I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don’t wanna know. I would like to think they were singing about something so beautiful it can’t be expressed in words and makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made these walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man at Shawshank felt free.” — Ellis “Red” Redding


388. “It’s funny. On the outside, I was an honest man. Straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook.”


389. “Remember that hope is a good thing, Red, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”


390. “Andy was the part of me they could never lock up, the part of me that will rejoice when the gates finally open for me and I walk out in my cheap suit with my twenty dollars of mad-money in my pocket. That part of me will rejoice no matter how old and broken and scared the rest of me is. I guess it's just that Andy had more of that part than me, and used it better. -Red”


391. “It's the alternative that grown-ups all over the world pick. You balance off your walk through the hog-wallow against what it gains you. You choose the lesser of two evils and try to keep your good intentions in front of you. And I guess you judge how well you're doing by how well you sleep at night, and what your dreams are like”.”


392. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope. ”


393. “Get busy living, or get busy dying. That’s goddamn right.”


394. - Brooks Hatlen, ‘Shawshank Redemption’.


395. “I asked him once what the posters meant to him, and he gave me a peculiar, surprised sort of look. “Why, they mean the same thing to me as they do to most cons, I guess,” he said. “Freedom.”


396. “Geology is the study of pressure and time. That’s all it takes, really. Pressure and time. That and a big goddamn poster.”


397. [pause]


398. “Same old shit, different day.”


399. “I find I’m so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. ”


400. “In prison, a man’ll do most anything to keep his mind occupied.”


401. [crumbles test paper]


402. “Andy was as good as his word. He wrote two letters a week instead of one. In 1959 the state senate finally clued in to the fact they couldn’t buy him off with just a two-hundred-dollar check. Appropriations committee voted an annual payment of five hundred dollars just to shut him up. And you’d be amazed how far Andy could stretch it.”


403. “I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they’re gone. I guess I just miss my friend.”


404. [the others start talking quietly, trying to taunt the newcomers]


405. Tommy Williams: I don't read so good.


406. “It’s a miracle — man up and vanished like a fart in the wind!” — Warden Samuel Norton


407. “Salvation lies within.” — Warden Samuel Norton


408. “She was beautiful. God, I loved her. I just didn’t know how to show it; that’s all. I killed her, Red. I didn’t pull the trigger, but I drove her away. And that’s why she died, because of me.”


409. “I remember thinking it would take a man 600 years to tunnel through the wall with it. Andy did it in less than 20.”


410. [throwing rocks]


411. [cut to a later scene with Andy present]


412. “I like to think the last thing that went through his head, other than that bullet, was how the hell that Andy Dufrense got the best of him.”


413. “Not long after the warden deprived us of his company, I got a postcard in the mail. It was blank, but the postmark said Fort Hancock, Texas. Fort Hancock… right on the border. That’s where Andy crossed. When I picture him heading south in his own car with the top down, it always makes me laugh. Andy Dufresne: the man who crawled through a river of shit and came out clean on the other side. Andy Dufresne… headed for the Pacific.”

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