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Lennie Small Quotes

11 of the best book quotes from Lennie Small
  1. #1
    “It ain’t no lie. We’re gonna do it. Gonna get a little place an’ live on the fatta the lan’.”
  2. #2
    “Lennie, who had been watching, imitated George exactly. He pushed himself back, drew up his knees, embraced them, looked over to George to see whether he had it just right.”
  3. #3
    “I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why.”
  4. #4
    “Lennie dabbled his big paw in the water and wiggled his fingers so the water arose in little splashes; rings widened across the pool o the other side and came back again. Lennie watched them go. ‘Look, George. Look what I done.’ ”
  5. #5
    “Behind him walked his opposite, a huge man, shapeless of face, with large, pale eyes, and wide, sloping shoulders; and he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws. His arms did not swing at his sides, but hung loosely. ”
  6. #6
    “I was only foolin’, George. I don’t want no ketchup. I wouldn’t eat no ketchup if it was right here beside me.”
    “If it was here, you could have some.”
    “But I wouldn’t eat none, George. I’d leave it all for you. You could cover your beans with it and I wouldn’t touch none of it.
  7. #7
    “Lennie said, ‘I thought you was mad at me, George.’ ”
    ‘No,’ said George. ‘No, Lennie, I ain’t mad. I never been mad, and I ain’ now. That’s a thing I want ya to know.′ ”
  8. #8
    “We could live offa the fatta the lan’.”
  9. #9
    “O.K.,” said George. “An’ you ain’t gonna do no bad things like you done in Weed, neither.”
    Lennie looked puzzled. “Like I done in Weed?”
    “Oh, so ya forgot that too, did ya? Well, I ain’t gonna remind ya, fear ya do it again.”
    A light of understanding broke on Lennie’s face.
    “They run us outa Weed,” he exploded triumphantly.
    “Run us out, hell,” said George disgustedly. “We run. They was lookin’ for us, but they didn’t catch us.”
    Lennie giggled happily. “I didn’t forget that, you bet.”
  10. #10
    “It ain’t so funny, him an’ me goin’ aroun’ together,” George said at last. “Him and me was both born in Auburn. I knowed his Aunt Clara. She took him when he was a baby and raised him up. When his Aunt Clara died, Lennie just come along with me out workin’. Got kinda used to each other after a little while.”
  11. #11
    “Lennie—if you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush… Hide in the brush till I come for you.”
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