Loneliness Quotes

Loneliness

  • "Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world...with us i ain't like that. We go a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us."
  • "Ain't many guys travel together...the hands...get their bunk and work a month, and then they quit and go out alone."
  • "Never seen to give a damn about nobody."
  • "I seen the guys that go around on the ranches alone. That ain't no good...they get mean."
  • "S'pose you didn't have nobody."
  • "Think I don' like to talk to somebody ever' once in a while."
  • "Nobody never gets to heaven and nobody gets no land."
  • "Why can't i talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely."
  • "Ain't I got a righ to talk to nobody?"
  • "A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody."
  • "A guy on a ranch don't ever listen nor he don't ast no questions."
  • "I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy."
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Curley

  • "his arms gradually bent a he elbows and his hands closed into fists"
  • "glove's full of Vaseline...Says he's keeping that hand soft for his wife"
  • "I'm gonna shoot the guts outta that big son-of-a-***** myself, even if I only got one hand."
  • "Curley lashed his body around"
  • "I'll get that big son-of-a-***** myself."
  • "Curley was flopping like a fish."
  • "someimes I'd like to bust him myself"
  • "he's done quite a bit in the ring. He's a lightweight, and he's handy."
  • "Sure I got a husband. You all senn him. Swell guy ain't he?"
  • "Seems like Curley ain't givin'nobody a chance."
  • "this Curley punk is gonna get hurt if he messes around with Lennie."
  • "high-heeled boots"
  • "I don't like Curley. He ain't a nice fella."
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Slim

  • "His tone...invited confidence"
  • "All talk stopped when he spoke"
  • "slow speech...understanding beyond thought"
  • "hands...delicate...as those of a temple dancer."
  • "hatchet face"
  • "his authority was so great"
  • "moved with a majesty only achieved by royalty and master craftsmen."
  • "don't need to wear no high-heeled boots"
  • "a jerkline skinner"
  • "'never you mind.'said Slim.'A guys got to sometimes.'"
  • "gravity in his manner"
  • "prince of the ranch"
  • "calm, Godlike eyes"
  • "An' s'pose they lock him up an' strap him down and put him in a cage. That ain't no good, George."
  • "'He ain't mean.'said Slim.'I can tell a mean guy from a mile off.'"
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Dreams

  • "He done quie a bit in the ring. He's a lightweight, and he's handy."
  • "he said he was gonna put me in the movies. Says I was a naural."
  • "I think i knowed from the very first. I think i knowed we'd never do her."
  • "The thing they had never really believed in was coming true."
  • "Someday- we're gonna get the jack ogether and we're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs...An' live off he fatta the lan'."
  • "...If you...guys would want a hand to work for nothing- just his keep, why I'd come an' lend a hand. I ain't so crippled I can't work like a son-of-a-***** if is want to."
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Lennie

  • "If you don' want me I can go off in the hills an' find a cave. I can go away any time."
  • "'I don't want no fights,' said Lennie."
  • "Lennie stared helplessly a his hands. 'I forgot, George.'"
  • "Why ain't you wanted?"
  • "he shook her and her body flopped like a fish. And then she was still, for he had broken her neck."
  • "shapeless of face, with large, pale eyes...dragging his feet a little. The way a bear drags his paws."
  • "I could get alongso easy and nice if I didn't have you on my tail."
  • "[Lennie] said gently. 'George...I ain't go mine. I musta lost it." he looked down at the ground in despair."
  • "He's a nice fella. Lennie ain't a bit mean."
  • "Lennie, who had been waching, imitaed George exactly."
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