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

  1. "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

  2. "Curley's like a lot of little guys. He hates big guys. He's alla


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