"I don' like this place, George. This ain't no good place. I wanna get outta here."
"We gotta keep it till we get a stake. We can't help it, Lennie. We'll get out jus' as soon as we can. I don't like it no better than you do" (Steinbeck 32-33)
"S'pose you couldn't go into the bunkhouse and play rummy 'cause you was black. How'd you like that? S'pose you had to sit out here an' read books" (Steinbeck 72).
"Think I don't like to talk to somebody ever' once in a while? Think I like to stick in that house alla time?...Think I'm gonna stay in that two-by-four house and listen how Curley's gonna lead with his left twict, and then bring in the ol' right cross?" (Steinbeck 77-78).