Of Mice and men key quotes

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Key Quotes in "Of Mice and Men":
Section 1
1. "On the sand banks the rabbits sat as quietly as little gray, sculptured stones." pg. 4
2. "he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws."pg. 4
3. "You'd drink out of a gutter if you was thirsty."pg. 5
4. "Slowly, like a terrier who doesn't want to bring a ball to its master, Lennie
approached, drew back, approached again." pg. 10
5. "if I was alone I could live so easy. I could go get a job an' work, an' no trouble....An'
whatta I got." pg. 12
6. "You get in trouble. You do bad things and I got to get you out.'" pg. 12
7. "Guys like us that work on ranches are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no
family. They don't belong no place...." pg. 15
8. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us." pg. 15
9. " I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that's why." pg.
15-16
10. "'we'll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens. And when it rains in
the winter, we'll just say the hell with goin' to work, and we'll build up a fire in the
stove and set around it an' listen to the rain comin' down on the roof...'" pp. 16
Section 2
11. "At about ten o'clock in the morning the sun threw a bright dust-laden bar through
one of the side windows, and in and out of the beam flies shot like rushing stars." pp.
19
12. "Curley's like a lot of little guys. He hates big guys. He's alla time picking scraps with
big guys." pg. 28
13. " a gravity in his manner... all talk stopped when he spoke...his authority was so
great that his word was taken on any subject... Slim the jerkline skinner" pg.35
14. "'Ain't many guys travel around together,' he mused. 'I don't know why. Maybe
ever'body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.'" pg. 36
Section 3
15. "Although there was evening brightness showing through the windows of the bunk
house, inside it was dusk." pg. 39
16. "Well, you ain't bein' kind to him keepin' him alive." pg. 46
17. "That dog ain't no good to himself. I wisht somebody'd shoot me if I got old an' a
cripple." pg. 46
18. "We could live offa the fatta the lan'." pg. 56

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When they can me here I wisht somebody'd shoot me... I won't have no place to
go, an' I can't get no more jobs." pg. 60
20. "I ought to of shot that dog myself, George. pg. 61
21. "Lennie covered his face with huge paws and bleated with terror." pg. 63
Section 4
22. "I seen it over an' over-a guy talkin' to another guy and it don't make no difference if
he don't hear or understand.…read more

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