Andy Dufresne: [to Red] I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
Red: [to Andy] Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.
Warden Samuel Norton: [after Andy escapes] Well? Red: Well what? Warden Samuel Norton: I see you two all the time, you're thick as thieves, you are. He musta said *something*. Red: Honest, Warden, not a word. Warden Samuel Norton: [frustrated] Lord, it's a miracle! Man up and vanished like a fart in the wind! Nothing left but some damn rocks on the windowsill. And that cupcake on the
wall! Let's ask her, maybe she knows. Warden Samuel Norton: [to poster] What say you there, fuzzy-britches? Feel like talking? Aw, guess not. Why should she be any different? [hefting one of Andy's rocks] Warden Samuel Norton: This is a conspiracy, that's what it is. [throwing rocks] Warden Samuel Norton: One... big... damn conspiracy! And everyone's in on it, including
*her*! [Throws a rock at the poster, the rock goes right through it and they hear it clattering. Norton puts his arm through the torn poster and rips it away from the wall, revealing Andy's escape tunnel]
Warden Samuel Norton: [to the new inmates] 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: [to new inmates, after explaining the prison routine] Any questions? Prisoner: When do we eat? Captain Hadley: [Approaches prisoner] You eat when we say you eat. You piss when we say you piss, and you shit when we say you shit. You got that, you maggot dick motherfucker?
Brooks: [to Andy] Son, six wardens have been through here in my tenure, and I've learned one immutable, universal truth: Not one of them born whose asshole wouldn't pucker up tighter than a snare drum when you ask them for funds.
[Warden Norton visits Andy in solitary] Warden Samuel Norton: I'm sure by now you've heard. Terrible thing. Man that young, less than a year to go, trying to escape... Broke Captain Hadley's heart to shoot him, truly it did. We just have to put it behind us... move on. Andy Dufresne: I'm done. Everything stops. Get someone else to run your scams. Warden Samuel Norton: [icy] Nothing stops.
Nothing... or you will do the hardest time there is. No more protection from the guards. I'll pull you out of that one-bunk Hilton and cast you down with the Sodomites. You'll think you've been fucked by a train! And the library? Gone... sealed off, brick-by-brick. We'll have us a little book barbecue in the yard. They'll see the flames for miles. We'll dance around it like wild Injuns! You
understand me? Catching my drift?... Or am I being obtuse? [beat] Warden Samuel Norton: [to Hadley] Give him another month to think about it.
Red: [to Andy, wondering when he'll be granted parole] One day, when I have a long gray beard and two or three marbles rollin' around upstairs, they'll let me out.
Andy Dufresne: [to Red] I understand you're a man who knows how to get things.
Gambol: [to The Joker during a private sit down meeting with the gangsters] Give me one reason why I shouldn't have my boy here pull your head off. The Joker: How about a magic trick? [pulls out a pencil and sticks it upright into the table] The Joker: I'm gonna make this pencil disappear. [Gambol's thug walks over to kill The Joker, who slams his face into the pencil and kills
him] The Joker: Ta-daa! It's... it's gone.