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.
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 bulls**t 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 s**t."At his parole hearing, Red asserts his own terms of redemption, explaining that his definition is quite different from that of the system. A stunning scene with the incomparable Morgan Freeman, without question.