OMAM Themes - Quotes

Quotes for the main themes in Of Mice and Men.


Loneliness and Friendship, Dreams and Hopes-Quotes

Loneliness and Friendships -

  • "Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world"
  • "A guy on a ranch don't never listen nor he don't ask no questions."
  • "Its just being with another guy, thats all"
  • "I tell ya, a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick"
  • "Why can't i talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely."
  • "Get Candy to shoot his old dog"

Dreams and Hopes - 

  • "An' live off the fatta the lan"
  • "each mind was popped into the future when this lovely thing should come about"
  • "Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody never gets no land"
  • "Everybodu wants a little bit of land"
  • "Coulda been in the movies, an' had nice clothes"
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Prejudice and Protest - Quotes, Violence - Quotes

Prejudice and protest - 

  • "the ***** stable buck"
  • "he had books"
  • "a ******"
  • "old"

Violence -

  • "handy"
  • "shoot him in the guts"
  • "Tell Candy to shot his old dog"

constant threat and images of violens - Curley, Carlsons gun , drowning puppies etc.

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