"You'll be okay, you gotta be. We couldn't get along without you."
"I won't be able to walk again, not even on crutches. Busted my back."
"You'll be okay."
"You ain't gonna die, and don't get juiced up, because the doc won't let us see you no more if you do."
"You want to know something, Ponyboy? I'm scared stiff. I used to talk about killing myself... I don't want to die now. It ain't long enough. Sixteen years ain't long enough. I wouldn't mind it so much if there wasn't so much stuff I ain't done yet and so many things I ain't seen . it's not fair. You know what? That time we were in Windrixville was the only time I've been away from our neighborhood."