Of Mice and Men – Character Quotes

“The first man was small and quick… with sharp, strong features.” George
“If I was alone I could live so easy.” George
“He’s my… cousin.” George
“His eyes were full of wonder. “I bet we could swing her.” George
“Don’t tell nobody about it.” George
“I think I knowed we’d never do her.” George
“George shivered… looked at the gun… he threw it from him.” George
“He kept his distance and demanded other people kept theirs.” Crooks
“I ain’t wanted in the bunkhouse, and you ain’t wanted in my room.” Crooks
“Nobody gets to heaven and nobody never gets no land.” Crooks
“reduced himself to nothing” Crooks
“S’pose George don’t come back no more.” Crooks
“Crooks’ bunk was a long box filled with straw, on which his blankets were flung.” Crooks
“And scattered about the floor were a number of personal possessions.” Crooks
“heavily made up” Curley’s Wife
“What a tramp… that’s what Curley picks for a wife.” Curley’s Wife
“She’s gonna make a mess… She’s a jailbait all set on the trigger.” Curley’s Wife
“Keep your place… I could get you strung up on a tree so easy.” Curley’s Wife
“He was gonna put me in the movies. Says I was a natural.” Curley’s Wife
“What’s the matter with me? … Ain’t I got a right to talk to nobody?” Curley’s Wife
“And all the meanness and the ache for attention were all gone from her face.” Curley’s Wife
“He moved with a majesty only achieved by royalty” Slim
“You guys travel around together?” His tone was friendly.” Slim
“Slim’s opinions were law.” Slim
“Oh! Hello, Crooks. What’s a matter?” Slim
“Slim sighed. “Well, I guess we got to get him.” Slim
“You hadda George. I swear you hadda.” Slim
“Candy looked for help from face to face.” Candy
“They’ll can me purty soon. Jus’ as soon as i can’t swamp out no bunkhouses.” Candy
“I ‘aught to have shot that dog myself.” Candy
“Candy went on excitedly, “How much they want for a place like that?” Candy
“I had him so long. Had him since he was a pup.” Candy
“What we gonna do now, George?” Candy
“Lennie, who had been watching, imitated George exactly.” Lennie
“Behind him walked his opposite… like a bear drags its paws.” Lennie
“Lennie droned…. I ain’t gonna say nothin'” Lennie
“It ain’t no lie. We’re gonna do it.” Lennie
“Who hurt George?” He demanded.” Lennie
“He won’t.” Lennie cried frantically… “I know George.” Lennie
“He glanced coldly… calculating and pugnacious.” Curley
“Curley lashed… “What the hell are you getting into it for?” Curley
“Curley’s like a lot of little guys. He hates big guys.” Curley
“Curley burst into the room…”Any you guys seen my wife?” He demanded.” Curley
“Where the hell’s Slim?” Curley
“I’m gonna shoot the guts out of that big bastard myself.” Curley

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