The Shawshank Redemption (1994) quotes

Frank Darabont.

Tim Robbins.
Morgan Freeman.
Bob Gunton.
William Sadler.

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.


Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.
– Red

Easy peasy japanesey.
– Brooks

I don’t know; every man has his breaking point.
– Red

Same old shit, different day.
– Red

Salvation lies within.
– Warden Samuel Norton

You know the funny thing is, on the outside I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook.
– Andy Dufresne

Get busy living, or get busy dying.
– Andy Dufresne

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

What is your malfunction, you fat barrel of monkey spunk?
– Captain Hadley

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 drove her away. And that’s why she died, because of me.
– Andy Dufresne

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 Samuel Norton