Shawshank Redemption Quotes (149+)

Shawshank Redemption Quotes

In this blog post, we selected the most memorable Shawshank Redemption Quotes that perhaps can motivate and inspire you to keep going no matter what.

And if you’ve never heard of The Shawshank Redemption, you will have a recommendation for an inspirational, must-see movie. 

Shawshank Redemption Quotes (149+)

Shawshank Redemption – The movie

Plot – We are in 1946. Tried for the murder of his wife and her lover, Andy, a bank clerk from New England, is sentenced to a double life sentence and incarcerated in the prison of Shawshank. 

At the beginning, he is a victim of the prisoners’ violence, but then he becomes the guards’ financial advisor.

It comes out that the director counterfeits the books of accounts, registering them in Randall Stevens’ names, a fictitious figure. 

Escaped from prison through a tunnel built over the years, Andy takes the identity of Randall Stevens, he denounces the director and he goes to Mexico.

Behind bars, the usual collection of samples of humanity is displayed: sodomites out of necessity, guardians who are more delinquent than the prisoners, a greedy director and an old lifer, James Whitmore, who embodies the greatness of American cinema of the past.

While at Shawshank, Andy befriends several other prisoners, who over the years are affected by their friendship with him in different ways: 

  • “Red” Redding: a man serving life for murder he committed as a young man
  • Brooks Hatlen: an old man who has been in prison for most of his life
  • Tommy Williams: a young prisoner, liked by everyone
  • and Heywood: a rather dim but trusted member of Andy’s circle.

The movie is narrated by Red (a man that knows how to get things!), who becomes Andy’s closest friend inside Shawshank…

Shawshank Redemption Quotes (149+)

5 Shawshank Redemption Quotes – By Andy Dufresne

  1. “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.”
  2. “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.”
  3. “It was 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?”
  4. “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.”
  5. [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”

15 Shawshank Redemption Quotes

  1.  [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.
  2. 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. – Andy Dufresne

Quotes by Ellis Boyd ‘Red’ Redding

  1. 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 — they throw on you, and when they put you in that cell, when 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. Most new fish come close to madness the first night. Somebody always breaks down crying. Happens every time. The only question is, who’s it gonna be? It’s as good a thing to bet on as any, I guess. I had my money on Andy Dufresne. I remember my first night. Seems like a long time ago.
  2. These prison walls are 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Oh, Andy loved geology. I imagine it appealed to his meticulous nature. An ice age here, million years of mountain building there. Geology is the study of pressure and time. That’s all it takes, really. Pressure, and time. That and a big poster. Like I said, in prison, a man will do almost anything to keep his mind occupied. Turns out Andy’s favorite hobby was totin’ his wall out into the exercise yard, a handful at a time. I guess after Tommy was killed, Andy decided he’d been here just about long enough.
  6. Andy did like he was told; buffed those shoes to a high mirror shine. The guards simply didn’t notice. Neither did I… I mean, seriously, how often do you really look at a man’s shoes? Andy crawled to freedom through five hundred yards of -smelling foulness I can’t even imagine- or maybe I just don’t want to. Five hundred yards… that’s the length of five football fields; just shy of half a mile.
  7. Andy Dufresne, who crawled through a river of stuff hit and came out clean on the other side. Andy Dufresne, headed for the Pacific. Those of us who knew him best talk about him often. I swear, the stuff he pulled… 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 now that they’re gone. I guess I just miss my friend.
  8. 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.
  9.  There’s harsh truth to face. No way I’m gonna make it on the outside. All I do in remorse is to think a way to break my parole, so they may send me back. Terrible thing to live in fear. Brooks Hadley knew it. 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.
  10. 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.

Quotes by Warden Samuel Norton

  1. Put your trust in the Lord. Your backsidebelongs to me.
  2. Nothing stops. Nothing, or you will do the hardest time there is. No more protection from the guards, I’ll pull you out of that one-bunk Hilton and cast you down with the Sodomites. You’ll think you’ve been messed by a train! 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. You understand me? Catching my drift? …Or am I being obtuse?
  3. I want him found. Not tomorrow not after breakfast – now!

20 Shawshank Redemption Quotes

  1. [in a letter to Red after being released on parole] 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. Brooks.
  2. You eat when we say you eat.
  3. Step aside Mert, this is about to have himself an accident. – Captain Byron Hadley
  4. Oh that’s funny. You’re gonna look funnier when you suck my dick with no teeth. – Captain Byron Hadley
  5. 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 institutionalisedEllis Boyd ‘Red’ Redding
  6. I believe in two things: discipline and the Bible. Here you’ll receive both. Put your trust in the Lord; your backsidebelongs to me. Welcome to ShawshankWarden Norton
  7. Only guilty man at ShawshankEllis Boyd ‘Red’ Redding
  8. I understand you’re a man who knows how to get thingsAndy Dufresne
  9. Andy Dufresne – who crawled through a river of stuff and came out clean on the other side Ellis Boyd ‘Red’ Redding
  10. I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying
  11. Lord, it’s a miracle! Man up and vanished like a fart in the wind!Warden Norton
  12. Only guilty man in Shawshank…Ellis Boyd ‘Red’ Redding
  13. 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
  14. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane
  15. Remember, Red… hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever diesAndy Dufresne
  16. 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 friendEllis Boyd ‘Red’ Redding
  17. The world went and got itself in a big damn hurryBrooks
  18. 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 yoursAndy Dufresne
  19. 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

25 Shawshank Redemption Quotes

1. WARDEN NORTON: I believe in two things: discipline and the Bible. Here you’ll receive both. Put your trust in the Lord; your backsidebelongs to me. Welcome to Shawshank

2. RED: 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.

3. ANDY: I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.

4. WARDEN NORTON: Lord! It’s a miracle! Man up and vanished like a fart in the wind!

5. RED: Same old sh*t, different day.

6. CAPTAIN HADLEY: What is your malfunction, you fat barrel of monkey spunk?

7. BROOKS: Easy peasy japanesey.

8. RED: 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.

9. ANDY: Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.

10.              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.

11.              RED: 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. 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.

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

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

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

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

17. “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

18. “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

19. “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 bad word. So you can go and stamp your form, Sonny, and stop wasting my time.

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

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

22. Don’t be your own worst enemy.

23. Salvation lies within.

24. 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.

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

30 Shawshank Redemption Quotes

  1. Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.
  2. 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.
  3. That’s the beauty of music. They can’t get that from you. 
  4. I was in the path of the tornado. I just didn’t expect the storm would last as long as it has.
  5. The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry.
  6. Every man’s got a breaking point.
  7. I don’t have to listen to rumors about a man when I can judge him for myself.
  8. Geology is the study of pressure and time. That’s all it takes really, pressure and time.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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. 
  12. I guess it comes down to a simple choice really. Get busy living or get busy dying.
  13. Writing about yourself seems to be a lot like sticking a branch into clear river-water and rolling up the muddy bottom.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. That tall drink of water with the silver spoon up his ass.
  1. It’s my life. Don’t you understand? IT’S MY LIFE!
  2. I believe in two things: discipline and the Bible. Here you’ll receive both. Put your trust in the Lord; your backsidebelongs to me. Welcome to Shawshank.
  3. Easy peasy japanesey.
  4. If I hear so much as a mouse fart in here the rest of the night I swear by God and sonny Jesus you will all visit the infirmary. Every last ———-in here.
  5. And that also is very convenient, isn’t it, Mr. Dufresne?
  1. Since I am innocent of this crime, I find it decidedly INCONVENIENT that the gun was never found.
  2. The government reaches inside your shirt and squeezes until you turns purple.
  3. What is your malfunction, you fat barrel of monkey spunk?
  4. Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. That’s the beauty of music. They can’t take that away from you.
  8. If they ever try to trace any of those accounts, they’re gonna end up chasing a figment of my imagination.

35 Shawshank Redemption Quotes

  1. Well, I’ll be damned. Did I say you were good?
  2. Yeah. 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.
  3. Does it ever bother you?
  4. I don’t run the scams Red, I just process the profits. Fine line maybe but I also built that library and used it to help a dozen guys get their high school diploma. Why do you think the warden lets me do all that?
  5. Red:To keep you happy and doing the laundry. Money instead of sheets.
  6. I don’t read so good.
  7. Now, I’m gonna open my fly and you’re gonna swallow what I give ya to swallow. And when you swallow mine you’re gonna swallow Rooster’s cause ya done broke his nose and I think he oughta have something to show for it.
  8. Boggs: Naw, you don’t understand. You do that and I’ll put all eight inches of 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 victims jaws open with a crowbar.
  9. Andy Dufresne:Get busy living, or get busy dying.
  10. Red, I do believe you’re talking out of your ass.
  11. 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 bad word.
  12. 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.
  13. Captain Hadley: I’m not going to count to three. I’m not even going to count to one. You WILL shut the f*** up NOW or I’ll sing you a lullaby!
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. You eat when we say you eat.
  17. Tommy Williams: So I’m backing out the door, right, and I got the TV, like this; it was a big old thing, 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 f***ing thing you got me on destruction of property too.”
  18. Andy Dufresne: I had to go to prison to become a criminal.
  19. Red: 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.
  20. [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. .
  21. “I Have To Remind Myself That Some Birds Aren’t Meant To Be Caged.” ― Ellis Boy “Red” Redding, Shawshank Redemption
  22.  “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” ― Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption
  23.  “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
  24.  “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
  25.  “Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.” ― Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption
  26.  “Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.” — Stephen King, Shawshank Redemption
  27.  “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
  28. “That’s where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory.” ― Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption
  29.  “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
  30.  “We sat and drank with the sun on our shoulders and felt like free men.” ― Ellis Boy “Red” Redding, Shawshank Redemption
  31.  “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
  32. “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
  33.  “Lord, it’s a miracle! A man up and vanished like a fart in the wind.” ― Warden Samuel Norton, Shawshank Redemption
  34. “They send you here for life, and that’s exactly what they take.” ― Ellis Boy “Red” Redding, Shawshank Redemption
  35. 15. “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

40 Shawshank Redemption Quotes

  1. 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
  2. “I’m Telling You, These Walls Are Funny.” ― Ellis Boy “Red” Redding, Shawshank Redemption
  3.  “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
  4. “In prison a man will do most anything to keep his mind occupied.” ― Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption
  5. “Prison life consists of routine, and then more routine.” ― Ellis Boy “Red” Redding, Shawshank Redemption
  6. “Put your trust in the Lord. Your backsidebelongs to me.” ― Warden Samuel Norton, Shawshank Redemption
  7. “You eat when we say you eat.
  8. “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
  9. “Get busy living or get busy dying. That’s god damn right.” ― Ellis Boy “Red” Redding, Shawshank Redemption
  10. “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
  11. The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry.- Brooks Hatlen
  12. Get busy living or get busy dying. – Andy Dufresne
  13. Oh, Andy loved geology. I imagine it appealed to his meticulous nature. An ice age here, million years of mountain building there. Geology is the study of pressure and time. That’s all it takes really, pressure, and time. – Red Redding
  14. And still he kept sending those letters. – Red Redding
  15. He always fought, that’s what I remember. He fought because he knew if he didn’t fight, it would make it that much easier not to fight the next time. – Red Redding
  16. That’s where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory. Open up a little hotel right on the beach. Buy some worthless old boat and fix it up new. Take my guests out charter fishing…you know, in a place like that, I could use a man that knows how to get things. – Andy Dufresne
  17. If you’ve come this far, maybe you’re willing to come a little further.- Andy Dufresne
  18. You’ll have to pry it up… to see. – Andy Dufresne
  19. Andy Dufresne: 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?
  20.  Red: 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.
  21. Red: In 1966, 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.
  22. Andy Dufresne: 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.
  23. Andy Dufresne: 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 can’t touch. It’s yours.
  24. Andy Dufresne: 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.
  25.  Captain Byron Hadley: Step aside Mert, this about to have himself an accident.
  26.  Red: 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.
  27. Andy Dufresne: 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.
  28. Red: Andy did like he was told; buffed those shoes to a high mirror shine. The guards simply didn’t notice. Neither did I… I mean, seriously, how often do you really look at a man’s shoes? Andy crawled to freedom through five hundred yards of sh*t-smelling foulness I can’t even imagine- or maybe I just don’t want to. Five hundred yards… that’s the length of five football fields; just shy of half a mile.
  29. Red: His first night in Shawshank Prison, Andy Dufresne cost me two packs of cigarettes. He never made a sound.
  30. Red: Oh, Andy loved geology. I imagine it appealed to his meticulous nature. An ice age here, million years of mountain building there. Geology is the study of pressure and time. That’s all it takes, really. Pressure, and time. That and a big poster. Like I said, in prison, a man will do almost anything to keep his mind occupied. Turns out Andy’s favorite hobby was totin’ his wall out into the exercise yard, a handful at a time. I guess after Tommy was killed, Andy decided he’d been here just about long enough.
  31. Warden Samuel Norton: Put your trust in the Lord, your *ss belongs to me.
  32. Red: These prison walls are 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.
  33. Red: 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.
  34. Red: 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 sh*t they throw on you, and when they put you in that cell, when 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. Most new fish come close to madness the first night. Somebody always breaks down crying. Happens every time. The only question is, who’s it gonna be? It’s as good a thing to bet on as any, I guess. I had my money on Andy Dufresne. I remember my first night. Seems like a long time ago.
  35. Red: Andy Dufresne, who crawled through a river of sh*t and came out clean on the other side. Andy Dufresne, headed for the Pacific. Those of us who knew him best talk about him often. I swear, the stuff he pulled… 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 now that they’re gone. I guess I just miss my friend.
  36. Warden Samuel Norton: Nothing stops. Nothing, or you will do the hardest time there is. No more protection from the guards, I’ll pull you out of that one-bunk Hilton and cast you down with the Sodomites. You’ll think you’ve been—  by a train! 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. You understand me? Catching my drift? …Or am I being obtuse?
  37. Captain Byron Hadley: Oh that’s funny. You’re gonna look funnier when you suck my d*ck with no teeth.
  38.  Haig: Dufresne! (no response)  Get your *ss out here, boy. You’re holdin’ up the show. Don’t make me come down there! I’ll thump your skull for ya! (nothing still) Damn it, Dufresne, you’re puttin’ me behind! I got a schedule to keep! You better be sick or dead in there, I sh*t you not! You hear me? (Haig finds Andy has escaped)  Oh, my holy God!
  39. Captain Byron Hadley: You eat when we say you eat. You sh*t when we say you sh*t and you p*ss when we say you p*ss. You got that, you maggot —– ———?
  40. Jigger: That’s fine during the day but at night, he’s got that cell all to himself.

45 Shawshank Redemption Quotes

  1. “Because guys like us, Red, we know there’s a third choice. An alternative to staying simon-pure and bathing in the filth and the slime. It’s the alternative that grown-ups all over the world pick. You balance off the walk through the hog-wallow against what it gains you. You choose the lesser of the two evils and try to keep your good intentions in front of you. And I guess you judge how well you are doing by how well you sleep at night…and what your dreams are like.”
  2. “I hope I can make or across the border. I hope the pacific is as blue as it is in my dreams. I hope I get to see my friend. I hope…”
  3. “That’s how, on the second-to-last day of the job, the convict crew that tarred the plate-factory roof in 1950 ending up sitting in a row at ten o’clock on a spring morning, drinking Black Label beer supplied by the hardest screw that ever walked a turn at Shawshank Prison. That beer was piss-warm, but it was still the best I ever had in my life. We sat and drank it and felt the sun on our shoulders, and not even the expression of half-amusement, half-contempt on Hadley’s face – as if he was watching apes drink beer instead of men – could spoil it. It lasted twenty minutes, that beer-break, and for those twenty minutes we felt like free men. We could have been drinking beer and tarring the roof of one of our own houses.”
  4. “Writing about yourself seems to be a lot like sticking a branch into clear river-water and rolling up the muddy bottom.”
  5. “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.”
  6. “It always comes down to just two choices. Get busy living, or get busy dying.”
  7. “Remember that hope is a good thing, Red, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
  8. “I don’t have to listen to rumors about a man when I can judge him for myself.”
  9. “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.”
  10. “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.”
  11. “I hope.”
  12. “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”
  13. “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.”
  14. “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.”
  15. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” ― Stephen King, The Shawshank Redemption”
  16. “I hope he died of intestinal cancer in a part of the world where morphine is as of yet undiscovered.”
  17. “It always comes down to two choices; Get busy living, or get busy dying.”
  18. “Dirty deeds done dirt cheap.’ – AC/DC”
  19. “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.”
  20. “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild.”
  21. “Writing about yourself seems to be a lot like sticking a branch into clear river-water and rolling up the muddy bottom.”
  22. “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.”
  23. “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.”
  24. “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.”
  25. “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.”
  26. “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.”
  27. [narrating]  Andy Dufresne –
  28. [referring to Andy using an alias to launder money for the warden]  If they ever try to trace any of those accounts, they’re gonna end up chasing a figment of my imagination.
  29. 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.
  30. 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. That kid’s long gone, and this old man is all that’s left. I got to live with that.
  31.  [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.
  32. [narrating]  Forty years I been asking permission to piss. I can’t squeeze a drop without say-so.
  33. [to Andy]  Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.
  34. [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.
  35. [shakes his head]  Only guilty man in Shawshank.
  36. That’s the beauty of music. They can’t get that from you… Haven’t you ever felt that way about music?
  37. 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.
  38. [narrating]  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.
  39. Red [after being denied parole as he expected]  Same old stuff, different day
  40. We oughta file that under “Educational” too, oughten we?
  41. Red  [referring to the possibility of Andy committing suicide]  I don’t know; every man has his breaking point.
  42. 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.
  43. right. They send you here for life, and that’s exactly what they take. The part that counts, anyway.
  44. 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.
  45.  Red [narrating, referring to the warden committing suicide]  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.

50 Shawshank Redemption Quotes

  1. Red  [narrating]  In 1966, 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. Oh, Andy loved geology. I imagine it appealed to his meticulous nature. An ice age here, million years of mountain building there. Geology is the study of pressure and time. That’s all it takes really, pressure, and time. That, and a big poster. Like I said, in prison a man will do most anything to keep his mind occupied. Turns out Andy’s favorite hobby was totin’ his wall out into the exercise yard, a handful at a time. I guess after Tommy was killed, Andy decided he’d been here just about long enough. Andy did like he was told, buffed those shoes to a high mirror shine. The guards simply didn’t notice. Neither did I… I mean, seriously, how often do you really look at a mans shoes? A
  2. Red [narrating]  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.
  3. Red  [narrating]  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 stuff 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.
  4. Neither are they. You have to be human first. They don’t qualify.
  5. Red  [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 stuff and came out clean on the other side. Andy Dufresne… headed for the Pacific.
  6. One… big… damn conspiracy! And everyone’s in on it, including *her*!
  7. Red [narrating]  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.
  8. Red [narrating, referring to Andy]  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.
  9. Andy:  I wouldn’t say friends. I’m a convicted murderer who provides sound financial planning – it’s a wonderful pet to have.
  10. Red [narrating]  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.
  11. Red: [narrating]  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.
  12. Get busy living or get busy dying. That’s right!
  13. Red [narrating]  His first night in the joint, Andy Dufresne cost me two packs of cigarettes. He never made a sound.
  14. Well yeah, Andy. I don’t have her stuffed down the front of my pants right now, I’m sorry to say, but I’ll get her. Relax!
  15. Red [Narrating]  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.
  16. Red [narrating]  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.
  17. Red [referring to Andy]  The man likes to play chess; let’s get him some rocks.
  18. Red  That tall drink of water with the silver spoon up his ass.
  19. Red  [narrating]  The following April Andy did tax returns for half the guards at Shawshank. Year after that he did them all including the warden’s. Year after that they rescheduled the start of the intra-mural season to coincide with tax season. The guards on the opposing teams all remembered to bring their W2s.
  20. Red  [narrating]  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.
  21. Red:  I’m known to locate certain things from time to time.
  22.  Red [narrating]  And that’s how it came to pbacksidethat 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.
  23.  Red: Well, if it was a toothbrush I wouldn’t ask questions, I’d just quote a price, but then a toothbrush is a non-lethal object, isn’t it?
  24. Red  [to Andy, wondering when he’ll be granted parole]  One day, when I have a long gray beard and two or three marbles rollin’ around upstairs, they’ll let me out.
  25. Andy: Not me. I didn’t shoot my wife, and I didn’t shoot her lover. Whatever mistakes I made, I’ve paid for them and then some. That hotel, that boat… I don’t think that’s too much to ask.
  26. Red: You gonna open it, or stand there with your thumb up your butt?
  27. Red [repeated lines to the parole board during his hearing when asked if he feels rehabilitated]  Oh yes sir, absolutely sir, I mean I’ve learned my lesson. I can honestly say I’m a “changed man”, no longer a danger to society here, and that’s the God’s honest truth.
  28. Red:  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.
  29. He’s got his fingers in a lot of pies, from what I hear.
  30. Andy:  My wife used to say I’m a hard man to know. Like a closed book. Complained about it all the time…
  31. Red: These prison walls are 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.
  32. Red: 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.
  33. Red: 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 sh*t they throw on you, and when they put you in that cell, when 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. Most new fish come close to madness the first night. Somebody always breaks down crying. Happens every time. The only question is, who’s it gonna be? It’s as good a thing to bet on as any, I guess. I had my money on Andy Dufresne. I remember my first night. Seems like a long time ago.
  34. Red: Andy Dufresne, who crawled through a river of sh*t and came out clean on the other side. Andy Dufresne, headed for the Pacific. Those of us who knew him best talk about him often. I swear, the stuff he pulled… 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 now that they’re gone. I guess I just miss my friend.
  35. Warden Samuel Norton: Nothing stops. Nothing, or you will do the hardest time there is. No more protection from the guards, I’ll pull you out of that one-bunk Hilton and cast you down with the Sodomites. You’ll think you’ve been by a train! 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. You understand me? Catching my drift? …Or am I being obtuse?
  36. Captain Byron Hadley: Oh that’s funny. You’re gonna look funnier when you suck my d*ck with no teeth.
  37.  Haig: Dufresne! (no response)  Get your *ss out here, boy. You’re holdin’ up the show. Don’t make me come down there! I’ll thump your skull for ya! (nothing still) Damn it, Dufresne, you’re puttin’ me behind! I got a schedule to keep! You better be sick or dead in there, I sh*t you not! You hear me? (Haig finds Andy has escaped)  Oh, my holy God!
  38. Captain Byron Hadley: You eat when we say you eat. You sh*t when we say you sh*t and you p*ss when we say you p*ss. You got that, you maggot —- ——-?
  39. Jigger: That’s fine during the day but at night, he’s got that cell all to himself.
  40. Red, I do believe you’re talking out of your ass.
  41. 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 bad word. So you go on and stamp your form, sonny, and stop wasting my time. Because to tell you the truth,
  42. 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.
  43. Captain Hadley: I’m not going to count to three. I’m not even going to count to one. You WILL shut the  up NOW or I’ll sing you a lullaby!
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. You eat when we say you eat.
  47. Tommy Williams: 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 stuff; 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 thing you got me on destruction of property too.”
  48. Andy Dufresne: I had to go to prison to become a criminal.
  49. Red: 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.
  50. Red [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 stuff and came out clean on the other.
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Conclusions

In this blog post, we selected the most memorable Shawshank Redemption Quotes that perhaps can motivate and inspire you to keep going no matter what.

The movie’s principal messages in the power of hope, continued persistence in the face of adversity and a single-minded desire to achieve goals are as inspiring and as relevant to any blogger or SEO practitioner as they are to someone facing up to any type of personal challenge.

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Nadejda Romanciuc

Nadejda Romanciuc holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a diploma in Addiction studies. She is part of the Romanian Association of Integrative Psychotherapy as a psychotherapist under supervision. She's practicing online counselling for over two years and is a strong advocate for mental health.