GEORGE AND LENNIE FRIENDSHIP QUOTES

“Well, we ain’t got any,” George exploded. “Whatever we ain’t got, that’s what you want. God a’mighty, if I was alone I could live so easy. I could go get a job an’ work, an’ no trouble. No mess at all, and when the end of the month come, I could take my fifty bucks and go into town and get whatever I want. Why, I could stay in a cat house all night. I could eat any place I want, hotel or any place, and order any damn thing I could think of. An’ I could do all that every damn month. Get a gallon of whisky, or set in a pool room and play cards or shoot pool.”

“But not us! An’ why? Because…because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why.”

“Lennie— if you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush…Hide in the brush till I come for you.”

“I ain’t got no people. I seen the guys that go around on the ranches alone. That ain’t no good. They don’t have no fun. After a long time they get mean. They get wantin’ to fight all the time.”

“With us it ain’t like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us. We don’t have to sit in no bar room blowin’ in our jack jus’ because we got no place else to go. If them other guys gets in jail they can rot for all anybody gives a damn. But not us.”

“An’ why? Because…because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why.”

“I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why.”

“I got to think about that. We was always gonna do it by ourselves.”

“I don’t know why I can’t keep it. It ain’t no good to be without it. Maybe I oughta go away. Leave you alone.”

“I was only foolin’, George. I don’t want no ketchup. I wouldn’t eat no ketchup if it was right here beside me.”

“I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why.”

“If you don’t want me I can go off in the hills an’ find a cave. I can go away any time.” FAMILY FLOWER QUOTES

“Because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why.”

“If you don’ want me… I can go off in the hills an’ find a cave. I can go away any time.”

“I want you to stay with me, Lennie. Jesus Christ, somebody’d shoot you for a coyote if you was by yourself. No, you stay with me. Your Aunt Clara wouldn’t like you running off by yourself, even if she is dead.”

“An’ I got you. We got each other, that’s what, that gives a hoot in hell about us?”

“Evenin’ of a hot day started the little wind to moving among the leaves.”

“Look down there acrost the river, like you can almost see the place.”

“Yes, we got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us.”

“He pulled the trigger. The crash of the shot rolled up the hills and rolled down again.”

“I’ll work my month an’ I’ll take my fifty bucks an’ I’ll stay all night in some lousy cat house. Or I’ll set in some pool room till ever’body goes home. An’ then I’ll come in an’ get whatever I want.”

“I wish I had you to talk to.”