“‘God, you’re a lot of trouble,’ said George. ‘I could get along so easy and so nice if I didn’t have you on my tail. I could live so easy and maybe get myself a girl’” (Steinbeck 7).
“Georges hand remained outstretched imperiously. Slowly, like a terrier who doesn’t want to bring a ball to its master, Lennie approached, drew back, approached again. (Steinbeck 9).
"At last Candy said softly and hopelessly, "Awright-take'im." (Steinbeck 47).
“ 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.” (Steinbeck 26).
"Yeah, and she's hidin' it. Curley got his work ahead of him. Bet she'd clear out for 20 bucks." (Steinbeck 32).
"There was a gravity in his matter and a quiet so profound that all talk stopped when he spoke. His authority was so great that his word was taken on any subject, be it politics or love." (Steinbeck 33).