Of Mice and Men Quotes, The Best Thing from “Little Masterpiece”

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In the middle of the Great Depression, when the rich became poor and the poor getting poorer, two men trying to live their dream.

Lennie is abig man with enormous physical strenght but has childlike mentally capacity made him sometime unable to control his power.

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Lennie shared his dream about to have his own ranch and growing their own food and livestocks.

George, his best friend in this novella even has better intelectual capacity trapped into Lennie’s dream.

Of Mice and Men is a novella wrote by John Steinbeck, a nobel prize winner in literature that first published at 1937.

The reason to read this book are:

This is one of the most popular American classic literature, that has been adapted to several play and at least three different movies.

The  Lenni’s (and George) dream to have their own production resources and settle down is a common dream that still relevant to these days.

Beside the fighting to having fortune, this story mainly about the friendship between two men with different ability and capacity.

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By protecting each other, they live their dream and fight for it.

Life is not a straight line.

There are so much challenges and up and down. Not everybody could cope the challenge.

Of Mice And Men Quotes

Quotes From Of Mice And Men

Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each.

And he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws.

I could get along so easy and so nice if I didn’t have you on my tail. I could live so easy.

I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why.

You’d drink out of a gutter if you was thirsty.

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How long’s it gonna be till we get that little place an’ live off that fatta the lan’ an’ rabbits?

Trouble with mice is you always kill ’em.

Made me seem God damn smart alongside of him.

S’pose I went in with you guys. Tha’s three hundred and fifty bucks I’d put in.

We know what we got, and we don’t care whether you know it or not.

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He don’t give nobody else a chance to win.

They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black.

We could live offa the fatta the lan’.

Well, you ain’t bein’ kind to him keepin’ him alive.

Coulda been in the movies an’ had nice clothes – all them nice clothes like they wear

I can still tend the rabbits, George? I didn’t mean no harm, George.

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Carl’s right, Candy. That dog ain’t no good to himself. I wisht somebody’d shoot me if I got old an’ a cripple.

Why can’t I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely.

Guys like us got nothing to look ahead to.

Lennie covered his face with huge paws and bleated with terror.

Of Mice And Men Lennie Quotes

Why do you got to get killed? You ain’t so little as mice.

Le’s do it now. Le’s get that place now.

A guy needs somebody-to be near him.

Well, I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy. I just like to know what your interest is.

Why can’t I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely.

I think you got your han’ caught in a machine. If you don’t tell . . . we ain’t going to.

It ain’t no lie. We’re gonna do it. Gonna get a little place an’ live on the fatta the lan’.

Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land.

got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why.

Of Mice and Men Trivia

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John Steinbeck, the writer of Of Mice and Men, has Pulitzer Prize for fiction and Nobel Prize in Literature, two most outstanding prizes in the United States and in the world.

The Of Mice and Men cites by the Nobel Academy as Steinbeck’s “Little Masterpiece”.

Though it is not his masterpiece, Of Mice and Men is the most popular story written by John Steinbeck.

John Steinbeck born and spend all his childhood at Salainas, California.

The place that became the setting of Of Mice and Men.

He often spent his time worked on nearby ranch and met many people like Lennie and George.

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