Of Mice and Men Key Quotes

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Of Mice and Men

Chapter 1

- ‘With restless eyes and sharp, strong features. Every part of him was defined.’ (About George)

- ‘ A huge man, shapeless of face… dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws.’ (About Lennie)

- ‘Snorting into the water like a horse’ (about Lennie)

- ‘Lennie dabbled his big paw’

- ‘Lennie, who had been watching, imitated George exactly’

- ‘Jesus Christ, you’re a crazy *******!’ George to Lennie

- ‘I remember about the rabbits George’ Lennie to George

- ‘Lennie’s closed hand slowly obeyed’

- ‘I could pet it with my thumb’ Lennie

- ‘Embarrassment hid his face against his knees’

- ‘Looks kinda scummy’ George

- ‘Lennie droned to himself softly ‘I ain’t gonna say nothin’’

- ‘I could get along so easy and so nice if I didn’t have you on my tail. I could live so easy and maybe have a girl’. George

- ‘Water snake slipped along the pool’

- ‘Slowly like a terrier who doesn’t want to bring a ball to his master’

- ‘Whatever we ain’t got that’s what you want…. and order any damn thing I think of’

- the dream – ‘and live off the fatta the lan’’ George

- ‘guys like us that work on ranches are the loneliest guys in the world’ George

- ‘Because I got you to look after me and you got me to look after you’ Lennie

- ‘I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush’ George

Chapter 2

- ‘He just quit the way a guy will. … just says ‘gimme my time’ one night the way any guy would’. Candy

- ‘little skinner name of Smitty took ater the ******… Smitty says he woulda killed the ******’

- ‘strong as a bull’ George about Lennie

- ‘I said what stake you got in this guy? You takin’ his pay away from him?’ Boss

- ‘Well I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy.’ Boss

- ‘Ancient dog’ ‘pale blind old eyes’ ‘struggled lamely’

- ‘A guy on a ranch don’t never listen nor he don’t ast no questions’ Candy

- ‘Had ‘im ever since he was a pup’

- High-heeled boots

- ‘calculating and pugnacious’ ‘bent at the elbows and his hands closed into fists’

- kind of like he’s mad at ‘em because he ain’t a big guy’ Candy

- ‘Lennie don’t know no rules’ Candy

- ‘glove’s fulla Vaseline’

- solitaire - George

- ‘Curley’s married … a tart’ Candy

- ‘rouged lips’ ‘fingernails were red’ ‘so that her body was thrown forward’

- ‘no piece of ******** worse than her’ George

- ‘word was taken on any subject, be it politics or love’

- ‘Ain’t many guys travel around together’…’Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other’

Chapter 3

- ‘And then they quit and go out alone. Never seem to give a damn about nobody’

- ‘Got…

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