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 bull.......... word. so you go on and stamp your form, sorry, and stop wasting my time. because to tell you the truth, i don`t give a shit.
2、remember, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things and no good thing ever dies!
3、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.
4、these walls are kind of funny like that. first you hate them, then you get used to them. enough time passed, get so you depend on them. that`s institution alized.
5、fear can hold you prisoner. hope can set you free. a strong man can save himself. a great man can save another.
6、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 somethings so beautiful,it can" t expressed in words,and it makes your heart ache because of it.i tell you, th ose voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a great place dares to dr eam. it was as if some beautiful bird had flapped into our drab little cage an d made these walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man is shawshank felt free.
到今天我還不知道那兩個義大利娘們在唱些什麼，其實，我也不想知道。有 些東西還是留著不說為妙。我像她們該是在唱一些非常美妙動人的故事，美妙得難以用言 語來表達，美妙的讓你心痛。告訴你吧，這些聲音直插雲霄，飛得比任何一個人敢想的夢 還要遙遠。就像一些美麗的鳥兒撲扇著翅膀來到我們褐色牢籠，讓那些牆壁消失得無影無蹤。就在那一剎那，鯊堡監獄的每一個人都感到了自由。
7、(on playing opera records in the prison)
andy dufresne: here’s where it makes the most sense. you need it so you don"t foget. foget that there are palce 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.
8、andy dufresne: that’s the beauty of music. they can’t take that away from you.
9、red narrating: you could argue he’d done it to curry favor with the guards. or, mabye make a few friends among us cons. me, i think he did it just to feel normanl again, if only for a short while.
10、i have to remind myself that some birds don’t mean 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.
11、i guess it comes down to a simple choice:get busy living or get busy dying.