Of Mice and Men

By Oscar D. Backman
15th November 2009
Of Mice and Men
(key quotes)
  Lennie: “The rabbits we’re gonna get and I, I get to tend them.”An’   why? Because… because I got you to look after me, and you got   me to look after you, and that’s why!” You aint gonna leave me   George, are ya George?”
      George: Whatever we ain’t got, that’s what you want. God a’mighty,   if I was alone I could live so easy, I could get a job an’ work an’   no trouble…” “No, Lennie, I ain't mad. I never been mad, and   I ain’t now. That’s a thing I want ya to know.” “It’s a lot nicer   to go around with a guy you know.”
      Slim: “A guy don’t need no sense to be a nice fella.” “Never you   mind. A guy got to sometimes.” “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.”
      Curley: “Won’t let the big guy talk?” “Come on, ya big bastard.   Get up on your feet. No big son-of-a-bitch is gonna laugh at   me. I’ll show ya who’s yella.”
      Curley’s wife: “Why can't I talk to you? I never get to talk to   nobody. I get awful lonely.” “Coulda been in the movies, and   had nice clothes.”
        Candy: “I ought to of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn’t   ought of let no stranger shoot my dog.” “When they can't use   me here I wisht somebody’d shoot me. But they won’t do nothing   like that. I won’t have no place to go, an’ I can’t get no more   jobs.” “I’d make a will an’ leave my share to you guys in case   I kick off, cause I ain’t got no relatives nor nothing. You guys   got any money? Maybe we could do her right now?”
      Carlson: “He don’t have any fun. And he stinks to beat the hell.   Tell you what. I’ll shoot him for you. Then it won’t be you that   does it.” “You God damn punk You tried to throw a scare into Slim,   an’ you couldn’t make it stick. Slim throwed a scare inta you.   You’re yella as a frog belly. I don’t care if you’re the best   welter in the country. You come for me,...