The colossal (adj. 庞大的) prick even managed to be magnanimous (adj. 宽宏的，大度的).
Six wardens have been through here in my tenure (n. 任期), and I’ve learned one immutable, universal truth …
Me? I think he did it just to feel normal again, if only for a short while. (Comments on Andy) The man's been in here 50 years, Heywood, 50 years! This is all he knows. In here, he is an important man, an educated man. Outside, he is nothing. (Comments on Brooks) But I tell you these walls are funny. First you hate them. Then you get used to them. Enough time passes you get so you depend on them. That's "Institutionalized". He should have died in here. (Comments on Brooks) Hope is a dangerous thing here. It can drive man unsane.
Sometimes after work, I go to the park and feed the birds. I keep thinking Jake (Brooks' bird he kept in the walls) might just show up and say hello. But he never does. I hope wherever he is, he is doing okay and making new friends. I have trouble sleeping at night. I have bad dreams like I'm falling. I wake up scared. Sometimes it takes me a while to remember where I am.
I'll keep an eye out for you, and chessboard ready. Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good things ever dies. (To Red)
Some things are best left unsaid... I tell you, those voices soared, higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. Its was like a beautiful bird flapped into our drab cage, and made those walls dissolve away. And for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free.