100+ The Shawshank Redemption Quotes that gives us Hope to move

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The Shawshank Redemption Quotes that gives us hope to move forward in life. There are so many The Shawshank Redemption quotes that can help you when you are tired of being in the same old rut, and all you need is a little push, a little inspiration, a smile on the face, change of mood, bring you out of the banality of life, make you laugh a little, or may even make you cry a bit, and these The Shawshank Redemption quotes exists just do that.

Frank Darabont directed and wrote the film Shawshank Redemption, based on the novella by Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. An American drama film, The Shawshank Redemption was  released in 1994. The Shawshank Redemption plot revolves around the life of a banker, Andy Dufresne, who is convicted for the killing of his wife and her lover is imprisoned in the Shawshank State Penitentiary, while he claims to be innocent. He becomes friends with the fellow inmate Ellis “Red” Redding who is a contraband smuggler and also becomes an important member in operation led by the prison warden Samuel Norton portrayed by Bob Gunton, for money laundering. James Whitmore, William Sadler, Clancy Brown and Gil Bellows are in supporting roles.

Darabont wrote the script for over eight weeks after getting the rights for the film from Kings Story in 1987 five years from which he wrote the script. He got a 25 million United States Dollar to produce the film after submitting the script to Castle Rock Entertainment. The film started pre-production in January 1993. The Shawshank Redemption is set in Maine, and the film’s principal photography took place in Mansfield, Ohio from June to August 1993. The Ohio State Reformatory served as the Shawshank penitentiary in the film. For the role of Andy in the film at that time many stars were attracted along with Tom Hanks, Kevin Costner and Tom Cruise. The score of the film was done by Thomas Newman.

Shawshank Redemption earned only 16 million United States Dollars box office collection during its initial release apart from the positive reviews. The movie was popular mainly for the story and the performance of Freeman and Robbins. The reason cited for its failure were unpopularity of prison films, lack of female characters and also due to the competition from films like Pulp Fiction and Forest Grump. Despite these things, the film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and many other award nominations. The film was re-released in theatres between February and March 1995 after which the box office gross, combined with the international earnings, increased to around 58.3 million United States Dollars.

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“How could you be so obtuse?”

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“Lord, it’s a miracle! A man up and vanished like a fart in the wind.”

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“Forty years I been asking permission to piss. I can’t squeeze a drop without say-so.”

The Shawshank Redemption popular quotes“Only guilty man at Shawshank.”

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

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“District Attorney: And that, also, is very convenient. Isn’t it, Mr. Dufresne?
Andy: Since I am innocent of this crime, sir, I find it decidedly inconvenient that the gun was never found.”

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

“Easy peezy Japanesey.”

“I’m telling you, these walls are funny. First you hate them. Then you get used to them. Enough time passes, it gets so you depend on them. That’s institutionalized.”

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

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

“Andy: I understand you’re a man who knows how to get things.
Red: I’m known to locate certain things from time to time.”

“Heywood: Count of Monte Crisco.
Floyd: It’s Cristo, you dumb shit.
Heywood: By Alexan-dree Dumm-ass. Dumbass?
Andy: Dumm-ass? Dumas. You know what that’s about? You’ll like that, it’s about a prison break.
Red: We ought to file that under educational too, oughtn’t we?”

“Andy: So you don’t forget… forget that there are places in the world that aren’t made out of stone. That there’s something inside that they can’t get to, that they can’t touch. It’s yours.
Red: What are you talking about?
Andy: Hope.
Red: Hope? Let me tell you something, my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane. It’s got no use on the inside. You better get used to that idea.
Andy: Like Brooks did?”

“Board member: Do you feel you’ve been rehabilitated?
Red: Rehabilitated? Well now, let me see. You know, I don’t have any idea what that means.
Board member: Well, it means that you’re ready to rejoin society…
Red: I know what you think it means, sonny. To me it’s just a made up word. Politician’s word, so young fellows 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?
Board member: Well, are you?
Red: There’s not a day goes by that I don’t feel regret. Not because I’m in here and 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. Try and 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 is left. I gotta live with that. Rehabilitated? That’s just a bullshit word. So you go on and stamp your form, sonny, and stop wasting my time. ‘Cause, to tell you the truth, I don’t give a shit”

“Red (v.o.): And that’s how it came to pass that on the second last day of the job, the convict crew that tarred the plate factory roof in the spring of ’49 wound up sitting in a row at ten o’clock in the morning drinking icy cold Bohemia-style beer, courtesy of the hardest screw that ever walked a turn at Shawshank State Prison.
Captain Hadley: Drink up while it’s cold, ladies.
Red (v.o.): The colossal prick even managed to sound magnanimous. 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 his beer.
Heywood: Hey, want a cold one Andy?
Andy: No thanks, I gave up drinking.
Red (v.o.): 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 just did it to feel normal again, if only for a short while.”

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

“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. 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 when they’re gone. I guess I just miss my friend.”

“Salvation lies within.”

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

“Same ol’ shit, different day.”

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

“Andy Dufresne: 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.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Get busy living, or get busy dying.
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Get busy living or get busy dying.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: 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.”

“Warden Samuel Norton: 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.”

“Andy Dufresne: [in letter to Red] Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.
Andy Dufresne: Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Get busy living, or get busy dying.
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Get busy living or get busy dying.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: hope is a dangerous thing my friend,it can kill a man…
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Hope is a dangerous thing my friend,it can kill a man…
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Hope is a dangerous thing my friend, it can kill a man…
Andy Dufresne: hope is a good thing maybe even the best of things and good things never die.
Andy Dufresne: Hope is a good thing. Maybe even the best of things and good things never die.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Get bust living, or get busy Dying. That’s god-damn right.
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Get busy living or get busy dying. That’s god damn right.”

“Capt. Byron Hadley: 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!”

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“Andy Dufresne: All right. But you should know that sudden serious brain injury causes the victim to bite down hard. In fact, I hear the bite reflex is so strong they have to pry the victims jaws open with a crowbar.
Bogs Diamond: Where do you get this shit?
Andy Dufresne: I read it. You know how to read, you ignorant fuck?”

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

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Young Punk. Mr. “Rock and Roll.” Cocky as hell. We liked him immediately.”

“Andy Dufresne: You know, 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.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: I tell you, those voices soared. Higher and farther than anyone in a gray place dares to dream.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Get busy living, get busy dying.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: 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 some thing was so beautiful it cant be expressed in words and make your heart ache because of it.I tell you this voice soared higher and farther than anybody in a Gray place dares to dream it is like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made these walls dissolve away. For the briefest moment every last man in Shawshank felt free.”

“Andy Dufresne: My God, Warden! How could you be so obtuse!
Warden Samuel Norton: What the F*** did you call me?!”

“Andy Dufresne: Remember Red! Hope is a good thing, may be best of things and no good thing ever dies.
Andy Dufresne: [in letter to Red] Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

“Warden Samuel Norton: (Returning bible containing rock hammer back to Andy) “Salvation lies within.”
Warden Samuel Norton: [returning bible containing rock hammer back to Andy] Salvation lies within.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: King me.
Andy Dufresne: Ah chess.. now theres a game of kings, knights, strategy…
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: And a total fucking mystery. I hate it!”

“Capt. Byron Hadley: You eat when we say you eat! You shit when we say you shit! You piss when we say you piss!”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Something, something, something.”

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

“Andy Dufresne: “Hope is a good thing, may be the best of the things. And good thing never dies.”
Andy Dufresne: Hope is a good thing, may be the best of the things. And good thing never dies.
Andy Dufresne: [in letter to Red] Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

“Andy Dufresne: Dear Warden, You were right, Salvation lay within – Andy Dufresne
Andy Dufresne: Salvation lies within.”

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

“1967 Parole Hearings Man: You feel you’ve been rehabilitated?
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Rehabilitated. Let’s see now. You know, come to think of it, I have no idea what that means.
1967 Parole Hearings Man: Well, it means you’re ready to rejoin society as
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: I know what you think it means. Me, I think it’s a made-up word, a poli- tician’s word. A word so young fellas like you can wear a suit and tie and have a job. What do you really want to know? Am I sorry for what I did?
1967 Parole Hearings Man: well, are you
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Not a day goes by I don’t feel regret, and not because I’m in here or because you think I should. I look back on myself the way I was…stupid kid who did that terrible crime…wish I could talk sense to him. Tell him how things are. But I can’t. That kid’s long gone, this old man is all that’s left, and I have to live with that. (beat) Rehabilitated? That’s a bullshit word, so you just go on ahead and stamp that form there, sonny, and stop wasting my damn time. Truth is, I don’t give a shit.
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Not a day goes by I don’t feel regret, and not because I’m in here or because you think I should. I look back on myself the way I was…stupid kid who did that terrible crime…wish I could talk sense to him. Tell him how things are. But I can’t. That kid’s long gone, this old man is all that’s left, and I have to live with that. [beat] Rehabilitated? That’s a bullshit word, so you just go on ahead and stamp that form there, sonny, and stop wasting my damn time. Truth is, I don’t give a shit.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: In prison, a man’ll do most anything to keep his mind occupied.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Every man’s got a breaking point.”

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“Andy Dufresne: I don’t waste time on losers, Tommy.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Hope is a dangerous thing. Drive a man insane.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: 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.”
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: 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.'”

“Warden Samuel Norton: I’d hate to deprive you of this. Salvation lies within.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: 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 grey
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: 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 grey.”

“Heywood: The Count of Monte Crisco…
Floyd: It’s CRISTO ya dumb shit.
Heywood: By Alexandre Dumas…dumb ass.
Andy Dufresne: Dumas. Ya know what that’s about?
Heywood: Huh uh…
Andy Dufresne: You’ll like it, it’s about a prison break.
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Well we oughta file that under educational too, oughtn’t we??
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Well we oughta file that under educational too, oughtn’t we?”

“Andy Dufresne: You know, 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.”

“Tommy Williams: Hey hey hey! Come on ol’ boys! You’re movin’ like molasses, makin’ me look bad!”

“Capt. Byron Hadley: If I hear so much as a mouse fart in here the rest of the night, I swear by God and sunny Jesus you’ll all visit the infirmary.”

“Heywood: Yes…Richmond Virginia!
Floyd: Smell my ass…”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: He had enough rocks to keep him busy ’til Rapture.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: 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.”

“Andy Dufresne: 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.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Andy Dufresne, was my friend.”

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

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: “Andy dufresne, the man who crawled through 500 yards of shit and came out clean the other end”
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Andy dufresne, the man who crawled through 500 yards of shit and came out clean the other end.”

“Andy Dufresne: “You know, 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: You know, 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.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Get busy living or get busy dying.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: I’m known to locate certain things from time to time
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: I’m known to locate certain things from time to time.
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: what do you want?
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: What do you want?”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: 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.”

“Andy Dufresne: I remember thinking it would take a man 600 years to tunnel through the wall with it. Any did it in less than 20.
Andy Dufresne: I remember thinking it would take a man 600 years to tunnel through the wall with it. Andy did it in less than 20.
Ellis Boyd ‘Red’ Redding: I remember thinking it would take a man 600 years to tunnel through the wall with it. Andy did it in less than 20.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: That was the longest night of my life.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: What’re you in for?
Andy Dufresne: Killed my wife and her lover.
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Why’d you do it?
Andy Dufresne: I didn’t.
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: (chuckles) You’re gonna fit right in.
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: [chuckles] You’re gonna fit right in.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: [narrating] 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’d 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.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: “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 are gone. I guess I just miss my friend.”
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: 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 are gone. I guess I just miss my friend.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: “Andy…you can’t just make a person up!”
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Andy… you can’t just make a person up!”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Geology is the study of pressure and time. That’s all it really takes, pressure and time. That and a big damn poster.
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Geology is the study of pressure and time. That’s all it takes really, pressure, and time. That, and a big goddamn poster.”

“Andy Dufresne: there are places in the world that aren’t made out of stone. there’s something inside they cant touch
Andy Dufresne: Forget that… there are places in this world that aren’t made out of stone.
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: what are you talking about
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: What are you talking about.
Andy Dufresne: hope
Andy Dufresne: Hope.”

“Bogs Diamond: Now I’m gonna open my fly, and you’re gonna swallow what I give you to swallow. And after you swallow mine you’re gonna swallow Rooster’s cause you done broke his nose, and I think he oughta have something to show for it.
Andy Dufresne: Anything you put in my mouth you’re gonna lose.
Bogs Diamond: Naw you don’t understand. You do that and I’ll put all eight inches of this steel in your ear.
Andy Dufresne: All right. But you should know that sudden serious brain injury causes the victim to bite down hard. In fact, I hear the bite reflex is so strong they have to pry the victim’s jaws open with a crowbar.
Bogs Diamond: Where do you get this shit?
Andy Dufresne: I read it. You now how to read? You ignorant fuck.”

“Andy Dufresne: ‘He’s a phantom, an apartition, second cousin to Harvey the Rabbit
Andy Dufresne: He’s a phantom, an apartition, second cousin to Harvey the Rabbit.”

“Andy Dufresne: Anything you put in my mouth, you’re gonna lose
Andy Dufresne: Anything you put in my mouth you’re gonna lose.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: 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. 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.
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: [narrating] 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. 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.”

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

“Warden Samuel Norton: Gone…like a fart in the wind!
Warden Samuel Norton: Lord! It’s a miracle! Man up and vanished like a fart in the wind!”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Get busy living, or get busy dying. Damn right.
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Get busy living, or get busy dying.
Andy Dufresne: Get busy living, or get busy dying.”

“Warden Samuel Norton: you better be sick or dead in there i kid you not
Warden Samuel Norton: You better be sick or dead in there, I shit you not!
Bullhorn Tower Guard: You better be sick or dead in there, I shit you not!”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Maybe because I’m Irish
Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Maybe it’s because I’m Irish.”

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

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: 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.”

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

“Andy Dufresne: get busy living or get busy dying (the moron who submitted quoted Red, who was quoting andy)
Andy Dufresne: Get busy living or get busy dying.”

“Andy Dufresne: Remember, Red, hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things and no good thing ever dies. I will be hoping that this letter finds you and find you well.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: Get busy livin’, or get busy dyin’.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: The man likes to play chess; let’s get him some rocks.”

“Ellis Boy “Red” Redding: 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.”

“Yeah, right. That’s the way it is. It’s down there and I’m in here. I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.
Forget that there are places in the world that aren’t made out of stone, that there’s a… there’s something inside that they can’t get to and they… they can’t touch. It’s yours.”

“It was in here…in here. That’s the beauty of music. They can’t get that from you. Haven’t you ever felt that way about music?”

“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.”

“[Scrawled in a Bible he hollowed out to make space for the rock hammer he used to tunnel through his cell wall, and placed in the Warden’s safe the night
before his escape] “Dear Warden; You were right. Salvation lay within. Andy””

“[in a letter] Dear Red, If you’re reading this, you’ve gotten out. And if you’ve come this far, maybe you’re willing to come a little further. You remember
the name of the town, don’t you? I could use a good man to help me get my project on wheels. I’ll keep an eye out for you and the chessboard ready. Remember,
Red. Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. I will be hoping that this letter finds you, and finds you well. Your friend, Andy.”

“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.”

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