Of Mice and Men – important quotes

“I could get along so easy and so nice if I didn’t have you on my tail. I could live so easy . . .” pg 7 George
“Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place . . . With us it ain’t like that. We got a future … An’ why? Because . . . because i got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why” pg 13-14 George and Lennie
” . . . but he sure can take orders” pg 39 Slim
“Carl’s right, Candy. That dog ain’t no good to himself. I wisht somebody’d shoot me if I got old an’ a cripple” pg 45 Slim
“How long’s it gonna be till we get that little place an’ live off that fatta the lan’ an’ rabbits?” pg 56 Lennie
“S’pose I went in with you guys. Tha’s three hundred and fifty bucks I’d put in” pg 59 Candy
“I ought to of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn’t of ought to let no stranger shoot my dog” pg 61 Candy
“I think you got your han’ caught in a machine. If you don’t tell . . . we ain’t going to” pg 64 Slim
“They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black” pg 68 Crooks
“A guy needs somebody-to be near him.” He whined, “A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody” pg 72 Crooks
“Any of you boys seen Curley?” pg 76 Curley’s wife
“Why do you got to get killed? You ain’t so little as mice” pg 85 Lennie
“Why can’t I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely” pg 86 Curley’s wife
“Coulda been in the movies an’ had nice clothes – all them nice clothes like they wear” pg 89 Curley’s wife
“No, Lennie. I ain’t mad. I never been mad, an’ I ain’t now. That’s a thing I want ya to know” pg 106 George

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