The Green Mile

The Green Mile quotes

37 total quotes (ID: 255)

John Coffey
Major cast
Paul Edgecomb
Wild Bill


A big man is ripping your ears off Percy. I'd do as he says.


And I think about all of us. Walking our own green mile; each in our own time.

And you, Elaine. You'll die, too. And my curse… is knowing that I'll be there to see it. It's my torment, you see. It's my punishment for lettin' John Coffey ride the lightnin'. For killin' a miracle of God. … You'll be gone like all the others, and I'll have to stay. Oh, I'll die eventually — of that I'm sure. I have no illusions of immortality. But I will have wished for death… long before death finds me. In truth, I wish for it already.

Barry Pepper — Dean Stanton

Bonnie Hunt — Jan Edgecomb

Dabbs Greer — Old Paul Edgecombe

David Morse — Brutus "Brutal" Howell

Doug Hutchison — Percy Wetmore

Eve Brent — Elaine Connelly

I guess sometimes the past just catches up with you, whether you want it to or not. Usually death row was called "The Last Mile". We called ours "The Green Mile" - the floor was the color of faded limes. We had the electric chair, "Old Sparky" we called it. Oh, I've lived a lot of years, Ellie, but 1935 - that takes the prize. That year I had the worst urinary infection of my life, and… that was… that was also the year of… John Coffey and… the two dead girls.

I've done some things in my life I'm not proud of, but this is the first time I've ever felt in real danger of hell.

James Cromwell — Warden Hal Moores

Jeffrey DeMunn — Harry Terwilliger

John Coffey, just like the drink, but not spelled the same.

Michael Clarke Duncan — John Coffey