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Shawshank Redemption, The - 1994 Movie Quotes


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3754 No...nothing stops, or you'll do the hardest time there is...No protection from the guards...And the Library? Gone. We'll have us a little book burnin' party. They'll see the flames for miles. We'll dance around it like wild injuns. (full quote)
evilroy If I hear so much as a mouse fart in here I swear by God and Sonny Jesus you will all spend the night in the infirmary. (full quote)
1815 He vanished like a fart in the wind. (full quote)
1815 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. (full quote)
  Andy Duphrane....the only man i know who crawled through 500 yards of shit and came out clean on the other side (full quote)
  Get busy lvin' or get busy dyin' Damn Straight! (full quote)
  Get busy livin' or get busy dyin' Damn Straight! (full quote)
4717 Do you trust your wife? (full quote)
  I hope Andy is down there, 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. (full quote)
  ANDY (V.O.) 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. (beat) 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. (full quote)
  BROOKS (V.O.) Dear Fellas. I can't believe how fast things move on the outside. Brooks looks like a kid trying to cross the street without his parents. People and traffic a blur. BROOKS (V.O.) I saw an automobile once when I was young. 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 Brewster, and a job bagging groceries at the Foodway It's hard work. I try to keep up, but my hands hurt most of the time. I don't think the store manager likes me very much. Brooks sits alone on a bench, feeding pigeons. BROOKS (V.O.) Sometimes after work I go to the park and feed the birds. I keep thinking Jake might show up and say hello, but he never does. I hope wherever he is, he's doing okay and making new friends. I have trouble sleeping at night. The bed is too big. 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. But I guess I'm too old for that sort of nonsense anymore. 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. (full quote)
uglystars That tall drink of water with the silver spoon up his ass. (full quote)
uglystars Prison life consists of routine, and then more routine. (full quote)
uglystars It's my life. Don't you understand? IT'S MY life! (full quote)
uglystars 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. (full quote)
uglystars 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. (full quote)
uglystars easy peasy japanesey. (full quote)
uglystars 1. And that also is very convenient, isn't it, Mr. Dufresne? 2. Since I am innocent of this crime, I find it decidedly INCONVENIENT that the gun was never found. (full quote)
uglystars The government reaches inside your shirt and squeezes until your tit turns purple. (full quote)
uglystars what is your malfunction, you fat barrel of monkey spunk? (full quote)
uglystars Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane. (full quote)
uglystars 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. (full quote)
uglystars These walls are kind of funny. First you hate 'em, then you get used to 'em. Enough time passes, gets so you depend on them. That's institutionalized. They send you here for life, that's exactly what they take. The part that counts, anyways. (full quote)
uglystars His first night in the joint, Andy Dufresne cost me two packs of cigarettes. He never made a sound. (full quote)
uglystars 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. (full quote)
uglystars Here's where it makes the most sense. 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. (full quote)
uglystars That's the beauty of music. They can't take that away from you. (full quote)
uglystars 1. If they ever try to trace any of those accounts, they're gonna end up chasing a figment of my imagination. 2. Well, I'll be damned. Did I say you were good? Shit, you're a Rembrandt! (full quote)
uglystars Forty years I been asking permission to piss. I can't squeeze a drop without say-so. (full quote)
uglystars Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies. (full quote)
uglystars 1. I'm not supposed to be here! I want to go home! I want my ma! 2. Yeah, I had your momma, she wasn't that great! (full quote)
uglystars 1. what the Christ is this happy horseshit? 2. Hey, he took the Lord's name in vain! I'm tellin' the warden! 1. You'll be tellin' the warden about my baton up your ass! (full quote)
uglystars You're gonna look real funny sucking my dick with no teeth. (full quote)
uglystars 1. And that's how it came to pass that on the second-to-last day of the job, the convict crew that tarred the plate factory roof in the spring of forty-nine 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. 2. Drink up while it's cold, ladies. 1. The collosal prick even managed to sound magnanimous. (full quote)
uglystars 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. (full quote)
uglystars 1. Now, I'm gonna open my fly and you're gonna swallow what I give ya. And when you swallow mine you gonna swallow Rooster's cause ya done broke his nose and I think he oughta have something to show for it. 2. Anything you put in my mouth you're gonna lose. 1. Naw, you don't understand. You do that and I'll put all eight inches of steel in your ear. 2. 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 crow bar. 1. Where do you get this shit? 2. I read it. You know how to read, you ignorant fuck? (full quote)
uglystars 1. Can you get her? 2. It'll take a few weeks. 1. Weeks? 2. Well yeah, Andy. I don't have her stuffed down my pants right now, sorry to say, but relax, I'll get her. (full quote)
uglystars I love when she does that shit with her hair. (full quote)
uglystars Red, I do believe you're talking out of your ass. (full quote)
uglystars 1. Rehabilitated? Now let me see. You know, I don't have any idea what that means. 2. Well, it means that you're ready to rejoin society. 1. 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 tie, and have a job. what do you really want to know? Am I sorry for what I did? 2. Well, are you? 1. 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 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 go on and stamp your form, sonny, and stop wasting my time. Because to tell you the truth, I don't give a shit. (full quote)
  The man was so high-strung, he'd cut a loud fart and jump three feet in the air. (full quote)
  These walls, first you hate them, then you get used to them and after enough time you come to depend on them. (full quote)
  These walls, first you hate them, then you get used to them and after enough time you come to depend on them. (full quote)
  I'd like to think that the last thing that went through his brain, besides the bullet, was how andy got the best of him. (full quote)
  I remember thinkin it would take 600 years to do it (escape from Shawshank) it took Andy 16 (full quote)
  His judgement commeth, and his right soon (full quote)
  On the outside I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. The funny thing is I had to come to prison to be a crook. (full quote)
  1) Thank you, Mister... 2) Red. The name's Red. 3) Red? Why do they call you that? 2) Hmm...Maybe it's cuz I'm Irish. (full quote)
  Andy:There's something...inside, that's yours, something they can't touch. Red:what are you talkin' bout? Andy: Hope. (full quote)
  I'll move you outta that one bunk hilton and put you down with the sodomites you'll feel like you been fucked by a train (full quote)
  IN 19--, Andy Dusphrene escaped from Shawshank State prison. All they found of him was a bar of soap, muddy prison clothes, and an old rock hammer, damn near worn down to the nub. I remember thinking it would take a man 600 years to tunnel through the wall with it... Old Andy did it in less than 20... (full quote)
  what say fuzzy britches (full quote)
  Two Points. Right there, there's your godamn score.Godamn cats crawling up trees, five times five is twenty five. FUCK THIS PLACE.FUCK IT. (full quote)
  I pick out this guy, go in one night and do his place. He wakes up and gives me shit. So I killed him. Him and the tasty bitch he was with. (starts laughing) That's the best part! She's fuckin' this prick, see, this golf pro, but she's married to some other guy! Some hotshot banker. He's the one they pinned it on! (full quote)
  gut's will get you so far then they get you dead (full quote)
  if you keep a man in here long enough thats exactly what they do.......they take your life away...well the part that counts anyway.Now thats instotutionolized. (full quote)
  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 yp does rejoice..but still...the place you live in is that more drab and empty when they're gone...i guess i just miss my friend (full quote)
  Some birds aren’t meant to be caged. They’re feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knew 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. (full quote)
  red: i'm the only guilty man in here. (full quote)
1501 Geology is the study of pressure and time. (full quote)
1501 I mean, think about it. How often do you look at a man's shoes? (full quote)
uglystars 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. (full quote)
uglystars I find I'm so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it 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. (full quote)
uglystars 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 pushed her away. And that's why she died, because of me. (full quote)
uglystars 1. You're gonna fit right in. Everyone in here is innocent. Heywood, what're you in here for? 2. Didn't do it. Lawyer fucked me. (full quote)
uglystars 1. You don't understand. I'm not supposed to be here! 2. I'm not going to count to three. I'm not even going to count to one. You WILL shut the fuck up NOW or I'll sing you a lullaby! (full quote)
uglystars 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. Yeah, I think it would be fair to say... I liked Andy from the start. (full quote)
uglystars 1. When do we eat? 2. You eat when we say you eat. You shit when we say you shit. You piss when we say you piss. You got that, you maggot dick motherfucker?! (full quote)
uglystars 1. King me. 2. Chess. Now there's a game of kings. 3. What? 2. Civilized. Strategic... 3. ...and a total fuckin' mystery. I hate it. (full quote)
uglystars 1. Tommy Williams came to Shawshank in 1965 on a two-year stretch for B&E. That's breaking & entering to you. Cops caught him sneaking TV sets out the back door of a JC Penney. Young punk. Mr. Rock and Roll. Cocky as hell. 2. Hey, c'mon, old boys! Move it like molasses! You're making me look bad! 1. We liked him immediately. (full quote)
4066 Let me tell you soemthing my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane (full quote)
5862 Get buisy livin' or get buisy dying. Thats my moto (full quote)
6331 He upped and vanished like a fart in the wind! (full quote)
6653 1)The sisters have taken quite a liking to you. 2)I suppose it wouldn't help any if i told them I wasn't homosexual. 1)Neither are they. You have to be human first. (full quote)
6710 Its all one big conspericy and your all in on it even her. (full quote)
digger 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. 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. (full quote)
6911 Lord, it's a miracle! A man up and vanished like a fart in the wind! (full quote)
6911 what-say, fussy-britches! You feel like talkin'? (full quote)
7066 i read it, in a book. can you read, you ignorant fuck? (full quote)
7066 how can you be so obtuse? (full quote)
7077 1.) How can you be so obtuse? 2.) what? what did you call me? 1.) Obtuse (full quote)
7424 It's funny. On the outsied, I was an honest man. Straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook. (full quote)
7424 Those of us who knew him best talk about him often. I swear, the stuff he pulled. It always makes us laugh. Sometimes it makes me sad, though, Andy being gone. I have to remind myself that some birds arn't meant to be caged, thats all. 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 there gone. I guess I just miss my friend. (full quote)
7470 Get busy living or get busy dying. (full quote)
7857 1.) You taking bets today Red? 2.) Smokes or coin? Better's choice. (full quote)
8131 The colossal prick even managed to sound magnanimous. (full quote)
8188 Let me think... Came here in Aught 5, they made me librarian in 1912. (full quote)
8509 1: i want my mom! 2: i've had your mother, she wasn't that good! (full quote)
8509 1: he took the lord's name in vain! i'm tellin' the warden! 2: you'll be tellin' him with my baton up yer ass! (full quote)
10214 I think a man working outside feels more like a cam if he can have a bottle of suds. (full quote)
10214 I think a man working outside feels more like a man if he can have a bottle of suds. (full quote)
10621 Get busy living, or get busy dying (full quote)
10621 How could you be so obtuse? (full quote)
10621 1) Why are you called Red? 2) Maybe 'cause I'm Irish (full quote)
10929 -Making yourself some friends, Andy? -I wouldn't say 'friends'. I'm a convicted murderer who provides sound financial planning. (full quote)
10929 The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry. (full quote)
10929 If you wanted a toothbrush, I wouldn't ask questions. I'd just quote a price. A toothbrush, see, is a non-lethal sort of object. (full quote)
10929 -King me. -Chess. Now there's a game of kings. -What? -Civilized...Strategic... -And a total fuckin' mystery. I hate it. (full quote)
10929 -The Count of Monte Crisco. -That's 'Cristo', you idiot. -By Alexandree Dumbass. (full quote)
10929 -Dumas. Ever read it? You'll like that one, Heywood. It's about a jailbreak. -Jailbreak? Maybe we ought to file that one under 'educational' too. (full quote)
10929 Geology is the study of pressure and time. That's all it takes really...Pressure...And time...That and a big goddamn poster. (full quote)
10929 There is 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. 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 (full quote)
10929 I'd like to think that the last thing that went through his head, other than that bullet, was how the hell Andy Dufresne ever got the best of him. (full quote)
11513 hard to get. I like that. (full quote)
12538 salvation lies within (full quote)
12691 Yeah, well I guess it just comes down to a simple choice. Get busy living, or get busy dying. (full quote)
13349 Do you trust your wife sir? (full quote)
13827 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. (full quote)
13878 Everybody in here is innocent. (full quote)
14345 1)How can you be so obtuse? 2)what? what did you call me?! 1)Obtuse. Is it deliberate? (full quote)
14345 I got me this job busting tables at a country club one time. So I pick out this guy going one night into his place. He wakes up...so I killed him...him and his tasty bitch he was with! And that's the best part! She married some other guy! Some hot-shot banker! And he's the one they pinned it on! (full quote)
14386 I'm Mr Norton, the warden, this is Mr Hadley the captain of the guards, you are convicted fellons (full quote)
14386 There are two rules here, One, no blasphemy, I will not have the Lord's name taken in vain in my prison. The rest of the rules you'll learn as you go. (full quote)
14734 I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about, the truth is I don't want to know. somethings are better left unsaid... I like to think that they were singing about something more beautiful that it can't be expressed in words and it makes your heart ache because of it... (full quote)
Betsy Get busy living or get busy dying. That's goddamn right. For the second time in my life, I'm guilty of comitting a crime. Parole violation. Course, I doubt they're going to throw up any road blocks for that. Not for an old crook like me. 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. (full quote)
18520 Hope. Hope is a dangerous thing. Becareful how you use it. (full quote)
fuzybuny 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 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 go on and stamp your form, sonny, and stop wasting my time. Because to tell you the truth, I don't give a shit. (full quote)
22425 I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged; their feathers are too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up in the first place does rejoice, but still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that their gone. I guess I just miss my friend. (full quote)
ianvalentine08 He climbed through a river of shit and came out clean on the other side. (full quote)
Magpie A: Take a walk. B: But I gotta change the reel... A: I said FUCK OFF!!! (full quote)
  Get busy livin' or get busy dyin' that's goddamn right. (full quote)
  I find myself so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head... I think it's the feeling only a free man can feel...A free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion in 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. (full quote)
  So as a joke one night I say to him...I say Yeah Elmo who'd you kill? (full quote)
  I understand your a man who knows how to get things. (full quote)
  C'mon old men, moving like molases--making me look bad. (full quote)
  same shit, different day (full quote)
  get busy living or get busy dying (full quote)
  easy-peasy. Jap-an-easy (full quote)
  that was the longest night of my life... (full quote)
  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. (full quote)
  Nothing left but all the time in the world to think about it (full quote)
  1. You no woth that books about? A prison escape 2. Hey, shouldn't we file that under educational then? (full quote)
  Red:It's a terrible thing to live in fear, Brookes knew it all to well, all I want is to be back where things make sense, where I won’t have to be scared. (full quote)
  Red:40 years I been asking permission to have a piss. I can't squeese a drop without say so. (full quote)
  Id like to think that the last thing that went through Warden's head, other than that bullet, was the thought how Andy Duphrane ever got the best of him (full quote)
  I ain't 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! (full quote)
  I guess it wouldn't make any difference if I told them I wasn't a homosexual. Will they bring flowers? (full quote)
  Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. (full quote)
  Just how often do you look at a man's shoes? (full quote)
  The funny thing is...before I came here I was as straight as and arrow...I had to come to prison to be a crook. (full quote)
  Dear Warden. You were right. Salvation lay within. Norton flips to the center of the book -- and finds the pages hollowed out in the shape of a rock-hammer. (full quote)
  its only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything (full quote)
  They said he done shot himself right in the head (full quote)
  The first night's the hardest without a doubt. First they strip you naked like the day you were born, skin burnin from that powder stuff they throw on you.An when you go in that cell, and those bars slam shut, that's when you know it's for real. Your old life thrown away in the blink of an eye, with all the time in the world to think about it. - Red (full quote)
  Heywood: The Count of Monte Crisco, by Alexandre Dumbass. Dumbass! Ha ha! Andy: Dumbass? Dumas. (full quote)
  You better be sick or dead in there! I shit you not! Oh, my Holy God. (full quote)
  Andy: what are you in for? Red: Murder, same as you. Andy: Innocent? Red: Only guilty man in Shawshank. (full quote)
  Brooks, how long have you been a librarian? (full quote)
  RED: Those of us who knew him best talk about him often. I swear, the stuff he pulled. It always makes us laugh. Sometimes it makes me sad, though, Andy being gone. I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged, that's all. 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 is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend. (full quote)
  On the outside I was an honest man. I had to come to prison to be a crook. - Andy Du Fresne (full quote)
  reading disability (full quote)
  I wonder if the last thing that went through the warden's head besides that bullet was how in the hell Andy Dufrane got the better of him (full quote)
  I have no idea to this day what them two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don't want to know. Some things are best left unsaid. (full quote)
  the first night is the toughest no doubt about it. They march you in naked as the day you were born, skin burning and half-blind from that delozenge shit they put on you and when they put you in that cell no bars slam home, thats when you know its for real.all life blown away in the blink of an eye nothing left but time to think about it (full quote)
  Since I am innocent of this crime, I would say it is decidedely inconvenient that the gun was never found. (full quote)
  I don't have her stuffed down my pants I'm sorry to say. (full quote)
  I hear yuo're a man who knows how to get things (full quote)
  The man up and vanished like a fart in the wind! (full quote)
  I tell ya man these walls are funny. First ya hate 'em. Then ya' get used to 'em. Nuff time passes and ya' get so ya' depend on 'em. That's institutionalized. They send ya' away for life...and that's EXACTLY what they take. (full quote)
  Hope is a good thing (full quote)
  Why do they call you Red? Maybe cause I'm Irish. (full quote)
  GET BUSY LIVIN OR GET BUSY DIEING (full quote)
  Brooks was here... So was Red (full quote)
  1. Heywood, what you in for? 2. Didn't do it, lawyer fucked me! (full quote)
  Bad luck, I guess. It floats around. Has to land on somebody. It was my turn, that's all. I was in the path of the tornado. (full quote)
  Andy: You know my wife used to call me a hard man to know. Like a closed book. Complained about it all the time. She was beautiful. God I loved her, I just didnt know how to show it, thats all. I killed her Red, I didnt pull the trigger, but I drove her away and thats why she died. Cause of me, cause of the way I am. And I wound up in here. Bad luck I guess. Floats around, has to land on somebody. Its my turn thats all. I was in the path of the tornadoe. I just didnt think the storm would last as long as it has. Ever think they'll let you outta here? Red: Me? Oh yeah, one day when I got a long grey beard and two or there marbles rolling around upstairs, they'll let me out. Andy: I'd tell you where I'd go. Zihuatenejo. Red: Zih-what... Andy:It's a little place on the Pacific Ocean. You know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific. That is has no memory. Thats where I want to live the rest of my life, warm place with no memory. Start a hotel right on the beach, get some old worthless boat fix it up new. Take my guests out charted fishing. With a place like that I could really use a man that knows how to get things. Red:I dont think I can make it on the outside Andy. I'm an institutional man, just like Brooks was. Andy: Ah, you underestimate yourself. Red: I dont think so. Sure in here I'm the guy that can get you things, but on the outside all you need is the yellow pages. Pacific Ocean, about scare me to death something that big. Andy: Not me. I didnt shoot my wife and I didnt shoot her lover. Whatever mistakes I've made I've paid for them and then some. That hotel, that boat, I dont think its too much to ask. Red: I dont think you outta be doing this to yourself Andy. Talking shitty pipe dreams. I mean Mexico is way way the hell down there and you're in here. Andy: Its (full quote)
  I like to think that the last thing that went through the Warden's mind...other than the bullet...was to wonder how in the hell he had been tricked by Andy. Andy Dufrain...who crawled through 500 yards of shit smelling foulness and came out clean on the other side. (full quote)
  no hard feelings, skin it (full quote)
  either keep on living or keep on dying (full quote)
1335 1. The Count of Monte Crisco. 2. That's Cristo you dumb sh--! (full quote)
notmundane Man likes to play chess. Let's get 'im some rocks. (full quote)
10929 Lovesick Blues. (full quote)
10929 He should have die here. (full quote)
10929 No thanks. I gave up drinking. (full quote)
10929 Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free. (full quote)
14310 Get busy living, or get busy dying (full quote)
24366 Man up and vanished like a fart in the wind. (full quote)
24366 I thought it would take a man 600 years to tunnel through that wall...Andy did it in twenty. (full quote)
24366 In prison, a man will do most anything to keep his mind occupied. (full quote)
1ajas Get busy living or get busy dying. That's goddamn right. For the second time in my life, I'm guilty of committing a crime. Parole violation. Course, I doubt they're going to throw up any road blocks for that. Not for an old crook like me. 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... (full quote)
1ajas Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies. (full quote)
Evenstar 1) The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumbass... dumbass! haha 2) It's Dumas (full quote)
Marvin Acme #1-You feel you've been rehabilitated? #2- Oh, yes sir. Absolutely, sir. Yeah, I've learned my lesson. I can honestly say that I'm a changed man. I'm no longer a danger to society. That's the God's honest truth. (full quote)
Marvin Acme And the library? Gone! Sealed off brick by brick! We'll have us a little book-barbecue in the yard. They'll see the flames for miles. We'll dance around it like wild Injuns. Do you understand me? Are you catching my drift? Or am I being obtuse? (full quote)
Marvin Acme Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'. (full quote)
29419 On the outside, I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook. (full quote)
30142 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 here felt free (full quote)
Penster what is your major malfunction? You fat barrel of monkey spunk! (full quote)
33944 AD LINE: *Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free* (full quote)
GCDawg65 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. Whole life blown away in the blink of an eye. Nothing left but all the time in the world to think about it. (full quote)
34986 Warden: Redemption lies within. (full quote)
37558 I understand you're a man who knows how to get things. (full quote)
42249 1)Word is the Sisters have taken quite a liking to you. 2) I don't suppose it would help if I explained to them I'm not a homosexual. 1) Neither are they, you have to be human first, and they don't qualify. (full quote)
45511 I read it. You know how to read? You ignorant fuck. (full quote)
45511 Not a day goes by I don't feel regret. Not because I'm in here or you think I should. I look back on the way I was then. That 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've got to live with that. Rehabilitated, it's just a bull shit word. (full quote)
45511 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? 'Zijuatinjo.' I could use a good man to get my project up and running. I'll an eye open and the chess board 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. You're friend, Andy (full quote)
45511 The tall drink of water with the silver spoon up his ass. (full quote)
45511 On the outside, I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook. (full quote)
45511 Send you there for life and that's exactly what they take. The part that counts anyways. (full quote)
45511 Every body's innocent in here. Didn't you know that? (full quote)
45511 Now, I'm gonna open my fly and you're gonna swallow what I give you to swallow. (full quote)
46264 1. Why do they call you red? 2. Maybe it's because I'm Irish. (full quote)
JIMSOMNIAC ...I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. (full quote)
pmbtx Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'. (full quote)
ToddA "Get busy living or get busy dying" (full quote)
jevotypka 1. Haywood, what'd you do to get in here? 2. Didn't do it, lawyer fucked me. (full quote)