字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Quotes 207. It's another one by Stephen King. And it's a very famous movie quote, and anytime you look up movie quotes, this is one of the ones that's often repeated a lot. And here's the quote. It's very simple. Get busy living or get busy dying. Okay. So let's look at the note here. This quote by Stephen King came from the famous short story and movie "The Shawshank Redemption. " I think Shawshank was the name of the prison. And... All right. Let's continue. The quote was said by the character, Andy Dufresne played by Tim Robbins. Yeah. If you've ever seen this movie, it was a very good movie. This character, he ends up getting accused of killing his wife and the, the boyfriend that she was cheating with. And he did actually I think he did actually purchase a gun but he threw it away and he never killed. He never actually killed them. Somebody else who robbed them killed them but he ended up getting blamed for it and he ended up going to prison for it. You know, anytime a wife dies you know the husband is always the number one suspect, but in this case , in this story, he really didn't do it. And all right. So let's go on. This quote is also repeated later by the character, Ellis Boyd Red Redding. Both characters said this line when they were at a crossroads in life. Yeah. The character , Red Redding that's played by Morgan Freeman who became a good friend of Andy Dufresne. and when he said it , he was actually remembering Andy Dufresne. All right. now, the character, Andy Dufresne, he was at a point where I think it was it there was another prisoner who actually met the prisoner, The, the guy that actually killed his wife and killed the boyfriend. And he told him that story when he was in jail and he could've proved it. And the, the warden of that prison got to like Andy Dufresne because he, he was an accountant. And he did a lot of like cheating accounting things for him. And he knew that he was too afraid to let him go. And he actually had it set up that this guy who could have proved Andy Dufresne was actually innocent. He set it up where he looked like he was escaping. So he could kill, so he'd actually kill him because he didn't want Andy Dufresne to ever go free. And Andy Dufresne realized he's never going to get out of here. That he's got to do this now. He's got to try to escape which he kind of planned for a long time. And I don't know if he really wanted you know maybe for the longest time he you know, he didn't do it or he was you know, hoping that he would eventually get out somehow. (legally) But here he realized, he's never going to get out. So he's at a crossroads. So he's got to either try to escape or not escape. And he's actually talking to Redding when he says this. He was depressed for this and he realized. Look... He didn't actually tell him he was going to escape, but that's what he says. Well, you got to get busy living, or get busy dying. It means you got to go for it you got to try to escape and get out of here. He actually told him where that if he ever got out where he would go and what he would do. And that's also important in the story later. But let's continue. Now Redding was finally let out of jail. So, so Andy Dufresne , of course he did escape. And that's a great movie if you ever seen it. You know, he ends up going through the sewer pipe and he got out and he kept all the evidence and he actually got the warden in trouble and he ended up gettng all the warden's money. And he did escape to where he wanted to go was some place in Mexico I think Zihuatanejo. Where he just wanted to get a fishing boat. So he ended up doing this. But it was at that crossroads when he was really trying to decide that he actually said this. Now later in the movie, Redding, the character, he finally gets out of jail. They finally let him out. He's also an older man, after many decades even though he got his freedom, he was reduced to a menial job of packing groceries at a supermarket. One of the few options, for an ex-convict. Because they couldn't get many jobs. You know, after being in jail for so long. Life had become boring and meaningless to him, after he got out of jail. In fact he had more power and significance as the go-to guy, you know when he was in jail. When he was in jail a lot of people you know he was important in the jail. A lot of people always went to him , because he had a lot of connections. He was able to get stuff from outside the jail in. And, and he also had it was there with a lot of other convicts. And you know, he, he had some even though, he's in prison he had some significance. But now that he's out, he feels even less powerful, and he feels that you know life is meaningless. So he's also suddenly at kind of a crossroads. Now also there's another point that's important. Just before Redding was released. There was another character called Brooks. You know he was the guy that was in charge of like a lot of the books. And he finally got let out also after many decades. Who got released after many decades. Brooks had the same job, and lived in the same room as Redding got later. Okay So, so Redding found himself in exactly the same position as this guy. Brooks also felt like life was boring and meaningless after he got out. Too much had changed while he was in jail. So he just felt like a feeble old man now. But in jail , he had some importance he was he was the guy that was in charge of the books and you know, you know at that area that all the convicts depended on basically. And he and when he was out he was also afraid most of the time because he's just an older guy now and you know oh well like over 30 years a lot of technology had passed by. It was almost like another world to him. Unfortunately, he decided to commit suicide. So at this point Redding is in the exact same position. He's also at a crossroads in his life and he's deciding what he's going to do. And in the meantime I think Dufresne left him a hint of like where to go and he left a box with a lot of money. So he's either thinking of breaking his parole and leaving taking a risk. Just like Dufresne took the risk to get out of prison. Or just you know, almost like doing what Brooks did. Maybe, maybe commit suicide. Life is too boring you know, so that's, that's, that's the point. That's important here. All right. So this quote is basically telling us all, when we come upon a similar crossroads in life, to get busy living. Strive do whatever it takes to reach that goal and get the most out of life basically. Don't just waste away your days in pain and regret. That's basically what he was saying. If you can't take it anymore and you're almost thinking you know life is too boring or or possibly thinking about suicide. Don't do it. So... regret. So don't take the .... Yeah. And don't take the drastic step basically. Yeah. it's a pain regret. And definitely don't take the drastic step of suicide. Yeah. So either get busy living or get busy dying. That's basically what he's saying. Again it's a famous, it's a famous quote. It was a great movie if you've never seen it. I recommend it even though. even though, it's an old movie. It's still quite good. I'm sure you can find it on cable or YouTube or something like that. anyway I hope you got it I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for your time. Bye- bye.