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Prosecutor: And that also is very convenient, isn’t it, Mr. Dufresne?
Andy: Since I am innocent of this crime, I find it decidedly inconvenient that the gun was never found.
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Red: His first night in the joint, Andy Dufresne cost me two packs of cigarettes. He never made a sound.
Red: 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 something so beautiful, it can’t expressed in words, and it makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you, those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a grey place dares to dream. It was as if some beautiful bird had flapped into our drab little cage and made these walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free.
Andy: Here’s where it makes the most sense. You need it so you don’t forget. Forget that there are places 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.
Andy: That’s the beauty of music. They can’t take that away from you.
Red: Forty years I been asking permission to piss. I can’t squeeze a drop without say-so.