The Outsiders Quotes

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The Outsiders Quotes

Quote 1: "How'd you like that haircut to begin just below the neck?" Chapter 1, pg. 5

Quote 2: "And you can't win against them no matter how hard you try, because they've got all the breaks and even whipping them isn't going to change that fact." Chapter 1, pg. 11

Quote 3: "They were the only kind of girls that would look at us, I thought. Tough, loud girls who wore too much eye makeup and giggled and swore too much." Chapter 1, pg. 15

Quote 4: "They are right. You are a hood." Chapter 1, pg. 15

Quote 5: "He liked to show he didn't care whether there was a law or not." Chapter 2, pg. 20

Quote 6: "It's not just money...We're sophisticated to the point of not feeling anything. Nothing is real with us." Chapter 3, pg. 38

Quote 7: "He's as hard as a rock and about as human...he thinks I'm a pain in the neck. He likes Soda--everybody likes Soda--but he can't stand me." Chapter 3, pg. 42

Quote 8: "I could fall in love with Dallas Winston. I hope I never see him again, or I will." Chapter 3, pg. 46

Quote 9: "It was my house as much as Darry's, and if he wanted to pretend I wasn't alive, that was just fine with me." Chapter 3, pg. 52

Quote 10: "I had to. They were drowning you, Pony They might have killed you." Chapter 4, pg. 57

Quote 11: "The fight for self-preservation had hardened him against caring." Chapter 4, pg. 59

Quote 12: "This church gave me a kind of creepy feeling. What do you call it? Premonition?" Chapter 4, pg. 67

Quote 13: "We're all cried out now. We're getting' used to the idea. We're gonna be okay now." Chapter 5, pg. 75

Quote 14: "That was the first time I realized the extent of Johnny's hero-worship for Dallas Winston." Chapter 5, pg. 76

Quote 15: "So Cherry Valance, the cheerleader, Bob's girl, the Soc, was trying to help us. No, it wasn't Cherry the Soc who was helping us, it was Cherry the dreamer who watched sunsets and couldn't stand fights." Chapter 6, pg. 86

Quote 16: "That was the only time I can think of when I saw him without that defeated, suspicious look in his eyes." Chapter 6, pg. 92

Quote 17: "I had taken the long way around, but I was finally home. To stay." Chapter 6, pg. 99

Quote 18: "I wanted to cry, but Greasers don't cry in front of strangers. Some of us never cry at all. Like Dally and Two-Bit and Tim Shepard--they forgot how at an early age." Chapter 7, pg. 102

Quote 19: "Randy was supposed to be too cool to feel anything, but there was pain in his eyes." Chapter 7, pg. 116

Quote 20: "Things were rough all over, but it was better that way. That way you could tell the other guy was human too." Chapter 7, pg. 118

Quote 21: "Let them go in. He's been asking for them. It can't hurt now." Chapter 8, pg. 119

Quote 22: "I wouldn't mind it so much if there wasn't so much stuff I ain't done yet and so many things I ain't seen. It's not fair." Chapter 8, pg. 121

Quote 23: "You're a traitor to your own kind and not loyal to us." Chapter 8, pg. 129

Quote 24: "What kind of world is it where all I have to be proud of is a reputation for being a hood, and greasy hair?" Chapter 9, pg. 132

Quote 25: "He wasn't going to be any hood when he got old. He was going to get somewhere. Living the way we do would only make him more determined to get somewhere." Chapter 9, pg. 138

Quote 26: "You get tough like me and you don't get hurt. You look out for yourself and nothin' can touch you..." Chapter 9, pg. 147

Quote 27: "How can I take it? Dally is tougher than I am. Why can I take it when Dally can't?" Chapter 10, pg. 152

Quote 28: "I looked at the picture and I could begin to see the person we had killed. A reckless, hot-tempered boy, cocky and scared stiff at the same time." Chapter 11, pg. 162

Quote 29: "I had the knife. I killed Bob." Chapter 11, pg. 165

Quote 30: "My first trip to the zoo. Oh boy, oh boy." Chapter 12, pg. 170

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