Memory Moment (Page 76)- "They was gettin' him for breakin' out the windows in the school building, and it was Two-Bit who did that. And Dally knew that." Ponyboy remembers when Dally took the blame for Two-bit
Contrast and contradictions (page 87)- " Johnny had finished his fifth barbecue sandwich, but now he announced: "We're goin' back and turn ourselves in." Why would he turn himself in?
Aha Moment (page 76) - " That was the first time I realized the extent of Johnny's hero-worship for Dally Winston. Of all of us, Dally was the one I liked least. He didn't have Soda's understanding or dash, or Two-Bit's humor, or even Darry's superman qualities. But I realized that these three appealed to me because they were like the heroes in the novels I read. Dally was real. I liked my books and clouds and sunsets. Dally was so real he scared me." Ponyboy realized why Johnny liked Dally so much.
Words of the wiser (Page 148)- "Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold . . ." Stay gold meant that "it's gold when you're a kid, like green. When you're a kid everything's new, dawn. It's just when you get used to everything that it's day." (Page 178)