The Shawshank Redemption Quotes
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      Andy Dufresne: Get busy living, or get busy dying.
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        1967 Parole Man: Ellis Boyd Redding, your files say you've served 40 years of a life sentence. Do you feel you've been rehabilitated?
        Red: Rehabilitated? Well, now let me see. You know, I don't have any idea what that means.
        1967 Parole Man: Well, it means that you're ready to rejoin society...
        Red: I know what *you* think it means, sonny. To me it's just a made up word. A politician's word, so young fellas like yourself can wear a suit and a tie, and have a job. What do you really want to know? Am I sorry for what I did?
        1967 Parole Man: Well, are you?
        Red: There's not a day goes by I don't feel regret. Not because I'm in here, or because you think I should. I look back on the way I was then: a young, stupid kid who committed that terrible crime. I want to talk to him. I want to try and talk some sense to him, tell him the way things are. But I can't. That kid's long gone and this old man is all that's left. I got to live with that. Rehabilitated? It's just a bullshit word. So you go on and stamp your form, sonny, and stop wasting my time. Because to tell you the truth, I don't give a shit.
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          Warden Samuel Norton: Lord! It's a miracle! Man up and vanished like a fart in the wind!
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            Red: Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.
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              [Andy after Warden Norton refuse to appeal his case]
              Andy Dufresne: It's my life. Don't you understand? IT'S MY LIFE!
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                Warden Norton: I believe in two things: discipline and the Bible. Here you'll receive both. Put your trust in the Lord; your ass belongs to me. Welcome to Shawshank.
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                  Red: [narrating] Andy Dufresne - who crawled through a river of shit and came out clean on the other side.
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                    District Attorney: And that also is very convenient, isn't it, Mr. Dufresne?
                    Andy Dufresne: Since I am innocent of this crime, sir, I find it decidedly inconvenient that the gun was never found
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                      [Playing checkers]
                      Red: King me.
                      Andy Dufresne: Chess. Now there's a game of kings.
                      Red: What?
                      Andy Dufresne: Civilized. Strategic...
                      Red: ...and a total fuckin' mystery. I hate it.
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                        Andy Dufresne: You know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific?
                        Red: No.
                        Andy Dufresne: They say it has no memory. That's where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory.