- Ellis Boyd Redding, your files say you've served 40 years of a life sentence. You feel you've been rehabilitated?
+ Rehabilitated? Well, now, let me see. You know, I don't have any idea what that means.
- Oh, well, it means you're ready to rejoin society...
+ I know what you think it means, sonny. To me it's just a made-up word. A politician's word so that young fellas like yourself can wear a suit and a tie and have a job. What do you really wanna know? Am I sorry for what I did?
- Well, are you?
+ 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: a young, stupid kid who committed that terrible crime. I wanna talk to him. I wanna 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 gotta live with that. Rehabilitated? It's just a bullshit word. So you go on and stamp your forms, sonny, and stop wasting my time. Because to tell you the truth, l don't give a shit.
— The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Frank Darabont