"You can't keep a job and you lose me ever' job I get... An' that ain't the worst. You get in trouble. You do bad things and I got to get you out." (11)
I don't like big guys.
"Jus' wanted to feel that girl's dress - jus' wanted to pet it like a mouse - Well, how the hell did she know you jus' wanted to feel her dress? She jerks back and you hold on like it was a mouse. She yells and we got to hide in a irrigation ditch all day with guys lookin' for us." (11)
The American Dream
We'll have rabbits and chickens.
"Blubberin' like a baby! Jesus Christ! A big guy like you." (9)
An Interesting Nice Guy
I wanna get a puppy!
"His arms gradually bent at the elbows and his hands closed into fists. He stiffened and went into a slight crouch. His glance was at once calculating and pugnacious. Lennie squirmed under the look and shifted his feet normally." (25)
"Someday - we're gonna get the jack together and we're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs and -" "An' live off the fatta the lan', an' have rabbits." (14)
And I get to tend the rabbits!
"'A brown and white one,' Lennie cried excitedly... Come on. Le's get dinner. I don't know whether he got a brown and white one. Lennie didn't move from his bunk. 'You ask him right away, George, so he won't kill no more of 'em.'" (36)