Get Busy Living
Red: "Get busy living…or get busy dying. That's goddamn right."This brief quote summarizes Red's general philosophy about life, which he shares with Andy. Either you get in there and start living it, or you run the risk of simply wasting away.
Andy: "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."The message of hope is threaded throughout the film. In this powerful scene, Red finally comes to understand that Andy's message of hope was true - that it can indeed set a man free.
Missing My Friend
Red: "I guess I just miss my friend."This is one of the final scenes in 'The Shawshank Redemption," when Red is lamenting the loss of the now-escaped Andy. A powerful monologue, with several highly quotable lines.
An Honest Man
Andy: "The funny thing is, I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook."When Andy arrives at Shawshank, Red notices immediately that he isn't like other inmates. He's not. Over time, Andy does indeed become a crook - eventually escaping from the prison in dramatic fashion.