1.Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.
2.I find I’m so excited. I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend, and shake his hand. I hope the pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.
3.It takes a strong man to save himself, and a great man to save another.
4.These walls are kind of funny like that. First you hate them, then you get used to them. Enough time passed, get so you depend on them. That`s institutionalized.
監獄里的高墻實在是很有趣。剛入獄的時候，你痛恨周圍的高墻；慢慢地， 你 習慣了生活在其中；最終你會發現自己不得不依靠它而生存，這就是體制化。
5.Prison life consists of routine, and then mort routine.
6.Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free. A strong man can save himself. A great man can save another.
7.I have to remind myself that some birds don’t mean 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. Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they’re gone. I guess I just miss my friend.
8.Fear can hold you prisoner, hope can set you free.
9.Keep busy living, or get busy dying.
10.Every man got a breaking point.
11.Forget that there are ...places...in the world that aren’t made out of stone, there is something ...inside...that they cant get to...that is hope.
12.Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing hope can drive a man insane its got no use on the inside. You’d better get used to that idea.
13.I guess it comes down to a simple choice:get busy living or get busy dying.
14. Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things and no good thing ever dies!
15.That’s the beauty of music. They can’t take that away from you.
16.It takes a strong man to save himself, and a great man to save another.
17.There is something inside ,that they can't get to , that they can't touch. That's yours.
18.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. 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 bull... word. So you go on and stamp your form, sorry, and stop wasting my time. Because to tell you the truth, I don`t give a shit.
19.Here’s where it makes the most sense. You need it so you don’t forget. Forget that there are place 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.
20.I am the light of the world. Ye that follow me shall have the light of life.
21.You know some birds are not meant to be caged, their feathers are just too bright.
22.I've had some long nights in stir. Alone in the dark with nothing but your thoughts. Time can draw out like a blade. That was the longest night of my life.
23.We sat and drank with the sun on our shoulders and felt like free men.
24.Old life blown away in the blink of an eye ,nothing left but all the time in the world to think about it.
25.Salvation lies within.
26.They say it has no memory. That's where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory.
27.The funny thing is, on the outside, I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook.
28.I find I'm so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it's the excitement only a free man can feel. A free man at the start of a long journey, whose conclusion is uncertain.
29.The story itself is the protagonist, rather than the story of the people.
30.It floats around. It's got to land on somebody. It was my turn, that's all.