"Curley's like a lot of little guys. He hates big guys. He's alla time picking scraps with big guys. Kind of like he's mad at'em because he ain't a big guy."
" He ain't bright.Hell of a good worker, though. Hell of a nice fella,but he ain't bright. I've knew him for a long time."
"Look candy this ol' dog just suffers his self all the time, if you was to take him out and shoot him right in the back of the head
"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 cathouse 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."
" She's gonna make a mess. they's gonna be a bad mess about her. she's a jail bait all set on the trigger. that curley got his work cut out for him. ranch with a bunch of guys on it ain't no place for a girl, specially like her."
"Slim looked through George and beyond him. "Ain't many guys travel around together," he mused. "I don't know why. Maybe ever'body in the whole damn world is scared of each other."