George and Lennie 'If you don' want me I can go off in the hills an' find a cave.'''If you don' want me I can go off in the hills an' find a cave.'' -Lennie "No—look! I was jus' foolin', Lennie. 'Cause I want you to stay with me."- George
Candy ''When they can me here I wish somebody'd shoot me. But they won't do nothing like that. I won't have no place to go, an' I can't get no more jobs.''
Crooks "S'pose you didn't have nobody. S'pose you couldn't go into the bunk house 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. A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. Don't make no difference who the guy is, long's he's with you. I tell ya, I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick"
Curley's Wife ''Why can't I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely.''