The Outsiders 10 Favorite Quotes

Quote/Passage from the book ―Hey Ponyboy‖ – soda gave me a tearful grin—―don’t you start crying too. One bawl-baby in the family’s enough.‖ ―I’m not crying,‖ I said. Maybe I was. I don’t remember. Soda gave me a playful punch on the shoulder. (The Outsiders P.176) ―Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold…‖ the pillow seemed to sink a little, and Johnny died. (The Outsiders P.148) ―You really killed him, huh Johnny?‖ ―Yea.‖ His voice quavered slightly. ―I had to. They were drowning you, Phony. The might have killed you. And they had a blade…they were going to beat me up….‖ (The Outsiders P. 57) ―Hop the three-fifteen freight to Windrixville,‖ Dally instructed. ―There’s an old abandoned church on top of Jay Mountain. There’s a pump in back so don’t worry about water. Buy a week’s supply of food as soon as you get there – this morning, before the story gets out, and then don’t so much as stick your noses out the door. I’ll be up there as soon as I think it’s clear. (The Outsiders P. 61) I returned it carefully, and then darted out the door so fast that I feel off the steps and sprawled flat under Johnny’s nose. I propped myself on my elbows and grinned up at him. ―Hey, Johnny. Fancy meeting you here.‖ (The Outsiders P. 70) It was my pride. It was long and silky, just like Soda’s, only a little redder. Our hail was Tuff—we didn’t have to use much grease on it. Our hair labeled us greasers, too—it was our trademark. The one thing we were proud of. Maybe we couldn’t have Corvairs or madras shirts, but we could have hair. (The Outsiders P. 71) Darry was pulling on his jacket. ―You two do up the dishes. You can go to the movies if ya want to before you for see Dally and Johnny.‖ He paused for a second, watching Two bit squash the heck out of me. ―Two-Bit, lay off. He ain’t looking so good. Ponyboy, you take a couple of aspirins and go easy. You smoke more than a pack today and I’ll skin you. Understood?‖ (The Outsiders P. 112-113) We could all do acrobatics because Darry had taken a course at the Y and then spent a whole summer teaching us everything he’d learned on the grounds that it might come in handy in a fight. (The Outsiders P.136)

Delaney Patterson 6/13/11 English 1 Reactions/Reflections to the quote/passage Right here it seems that Soda is trying to lighten the mood. Ponyboy, Soda, and Darry just had a big fight. Then Soda says this and it lightens the mood and makes them all laugh.

When I read this it really hit me. At first I didn’t know what was meant by this. Then I realized what it meant was ―to stay young or don’t grow up to fast.‖ When I read this I realized how strong the bond was between Ponyboy and Johnny. They would do anything to keep each other safe. In this case Johnny killed to keep Ponyboy alive and safe.

With the way he was rattling off this plan, it seems as if he has had this plan for a while. Like he knew something like this was going to happen after a while. This made me weary of what kind of person Dally really was.

When I was reading this I started laughing. After reading this I realized right here Ponyboy actually used proper English and not gang slang.

The way he talks about his hair he cares more about it than he does anything else. I can relate to him your hair is your personality. Without your hair you are like everybody else.

Right here it really shows how much Darry cares for Ponyboy. Even though Ponyboy doesn’t even see how much he care. You can tell by the way he talks to Ponyboy that he really does care.

This makes me think of how much he cares about them. To teach them things to help them in fights so they don’t get hurt as badly. I think him teaching them these tricks was to help them in case they got in a jam and couldn’t get out in a hurry, so this was to help them.

The Outsiders 10 Favorite Quotes

―Listen, Soda, you and Ponyboy,‖ Darry said as we strode down the street, ―if the fuzz show, you two beat it out of there. The rest of us can get jailed. You two can get sent to a boys’ home.‖ ―Nobody’s in this neighborhood’s going to call the fuzz,‖ Steve said grimly. ―They know what’s happen if they did.‖ ―All the same, you two blow at the first sign of trouble. You hear me?‖ ―You sure don’t need an amplifier,‖ Soda said, and stuck his tongue out at the back of Darry’ head. I stifled a giggle. If you want to see something funny, it’s a tough hood sticking his tongue out at his big brother. (The Outsiders P.137) One week had taken all three of them. And I decided I could tell people, beginning with my English teacher. I wondered for a long time how to start that theme, how to start writing something that was that important to me. (The Outsiders P. 180)

Delaney Patterson 6/13/11 English 1 This made me laugh so much because when I read this I started thinking of my sisters and me. As much as we fight we still would be told the same thing by my older sister. Knowing us we would have done the same think Soda did.

This is what Ponyboy was thinking when he decided what to do his theme on. He decided to write about losing his closest friend, one of his gang, and someone he didn’t know well. I think writing it all down is going to help him let it all go and go on with life.

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