Words of the Wiser Dally told Johnny he didn't want him to go to jail because jail hardens you and Johnny is just a kid.
Contrast and Contradiction Ponyboy stands up from himself by breaking the end of his glass bottle and telling the socs to leave or he would split them. Page: 171 Chapter: 12
Again and Again When Randy came to speak with Ponyboy about Johnny's death Ponyboy constantly kept repeating the same words, "Johnny is not dead" , "Johnny is not dead". He said this because he couldn't stand knowing one of his closest friend was actually dead. Page: 165 Chapter: 10