The best quotes from The Shawshank Redemption

We select some of the most memorable lines from Frank Darabont's 1994 prison classic starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman

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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 institutionalised
Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding

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 Norton
Only guilty man at Shawshank
Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding
I understand you’re a man who knows how to get things
Andy Dufresne

Andy Dufresne – who crawled through a river of shit and came out clean on the other side
Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding
I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying
Andy Dufresne

Lord, it's a miracle! Man up and vanished like a fart in the wind!
Warden Norton
Only guilty man in Shawshank...
Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding
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
Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane
Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding

Remember, Red... hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies
Andy Dufresne
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
Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding

The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry
Brooks
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
Andy Dufresne
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
Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding

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