" I like to watch movies undisturbed so I can get into them and really live them with the actors." PG 1-2
"sodapop is horse crazy. I mean he's always hanging around stables and rodeos, hopping on a horse every time he gets a chance." PG. 39
"my oldest brother Darrel who we call Darry works too long and hard to be interested in a story or drawing a picture." PG 2
" I used to like to draw his picture when he was in a dangerous mood, for then I could get his personality down in a few lines. " "His eyes were blazing ice , cold with a hatred of the whole world. " PG 10
"Leave her alone dally." "Huh?" Dally was taken off guard. he stared at johnny in disbelief. Johnny couldn't say "boo" to a goose. PG 24
"He couldn't stop making funny remarks to save his life."