George ‘Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place. They ain't got nothing to look ahead to." Lennie "
Candy "You seen what they done to my dog tonight? They says he wasn't no good to himself nor nobody else. When they can me here I wish't somebody'd shoot me..."
Curley's wife "I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely." "What's the matter with me? Ain't I got a right to talk to nobody?"
Crook "S'pose you didn't have nobody. 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. Sure you could play horseshoes till it got dark, but then you got to read books. Books ain't no good. A guy needs somebody to be near him"