“Some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend".
“I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don't wanna know. Sometthings are best left unsaid. 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. I tell you those voices soared, higher and farther than anybody in a grey place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird 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”.
“Fear can hold you prisoner… Hope can set you free”.
“Everybody's afraid of something. That's how we know we care about things… when we're scared to lose them”.