According to IMDB’s ongoing top 250 list voted on by regular users of the site, 1994’s The Shawshank Redemption is the greatest film of all time.
The unassuming tale of hope based on a novella by Stephen King about Andy Dufresne and his friendship kindled with Red and then forged through years of incarceration has struck a chord with viewers that runs very deep.
In celebration of Shawshank’s 20 years, we’ve put together 10 of the best quotes from Frank Darabont’s masterpiece:
“Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing.” – Red
“Rehabilitated is just a bullsh*t word.” – Red
“Lord it’s a miracle! Man up and vanished like a fart in the wind.” – Warden Norton
“No good thing ever dies.” – Andy
“I guess I just miss my friend.” – Red
“I was in the path of the tornado. I just didn’t expect the storm would last as long as it has.” – Andy
“I’d like to think they were singing about something so beautiful it can’t be expressed in words, and it makes your heart ache because of it.” – Red
“That’s all it takes really, pressure and time. That and a big godd**n poster.” – Red
“I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams.” – Red
“Get busy living, or get busy dying.” – Andy