*Thinks that all of the events that happened last night was a dream.*
"For a second I didn't know where I was. You know how it is, when you wake up in a strange place and wonder where in the world you are, until memory comes rushing over you like a wave. i half convinced myself that I have dreamed everything that had happened the night before."
"Johnny sat down and pulled out his knife. 'We're gonna cut our hair, and you're gonna bleach yours.' He looked at the ground carefully. 'They'll have our descriptions in the paper. we can't fit'em.'...'Oh, no!' My hands flew to my hair. 'No, Johnny, not my hair!"
"THE NEXT FOUR or five days were the longest days I've ever spent in my life. We killed time by reading Gone with the Wind endplaying poker."
"Nothing gold can stay.' I was remembering a poem I'd read once. 'What?'...'Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, so dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay."
"I rolled over and sat up, rubbing the sleep out of my eyes and yawning. Suddenly I blinked....'Hey, Dally!'...'Hey Ponyboy!' He grinned down at me. 'Or should I say Sleeping Beauty?'...I never thought I'd live to see the day when I would be so glad to see Dally Winston, but right then he meant one thing; contact with the outside world. And it suddenly became real and vital."
"A spy?' Johnny looked up from his banana split. 'Who?'...'That good-lookin' broad I tried to pick up that night you killed the Soc. the redhead, Cherry what's-her-name."