Darrel Curtis Quotes in The Outsiders (1983)


Darrel Curtis Quotes:

  • Sodapop Curtis: [In the "Complete Novel" version; after Sodapop runs out from Ponyboy and Darry's fight, Ponyboy tackles him] Goddamn it, Ponyboy, you should have gone out for football instead of track.

    Ponyboy: [On the ground] Where the hell do you think you're going?

    Sodapop Curtis: I don't know, man. It's just like sometimes I have to get out. It's like I'm the middle man in a tug-of-war or something between you guys. I don't know, I can't take sides.

    [Sits down. To Ponyboy]

    Sodapop Curtis: Ponyboy, Darry could've put you in a boys' home, worked his way through college. I'm telling you the truth, Pony. I'm happy working at a gas station. Working with cars. I'm dumb. It's alright, I don't mind. You're not Pony. You'd never be happy doing something like that.

    [to Darry]

    Sodapop Curtis: Darry, you gotta stop yelling at him for every little thing he does, man. I mean, he, he feels things differently than you. Bad enough to have to...


    Sodapop Curtis: ...to listen to you. But when you start trying to get me to take sides. We're all we got left now. If we don't have each other, then we ain't got nothing. And when you ain't got nothin, you end up like Dally... I don't mean dead either, I mean, I mean how he was before. So please...

    [Starts crying]

    Sodapop Curtis: Don't fight anymore... please...

    Darrel Curtis: Sure... sure little buddy, we ain't goin' to fight anymore.

    [Hugs Sodapop]

    Sodapop Curtis: [Sees Ponyboy looking left out and crying] Ponyboy... Pony.

    [Ponyboy goes over to hug Sodapop]

    Sodapop Curtis: Now, don't you start bawlin' too, Pony. One bawl-baby in this family's enough.

    Ponyboy: [Crying] I ain't cryin'.

    Sodapop Curtis: Let's go home. I'm cold.

    [They get up and race each other home]

  • Ponyboy: [hugging Darrel] Darry!

    Darrel Curtis: [crying] I thought we lost you like we did Mom and Dad.

  • Darrel Curtis: You smoke more than a pack today and I'll skin you. Understood?

    Ponyboy: Yeah. You carry more than one bundle of roofing at a time and me an' Soda'll skin you. Understood?

  • Darrel Curtis: Listen, with your brains and grades, you could get a scholarship, and we could put you through college, ain't that right, Soda? But you're livin' in a vacuum, Pony, and you're gonna have to cut it out. You just don't stop living because you lose somebody. I thought you knew that. And anytime you don't like the way I'm running things around here, you can just get out, ALRIGHT?

    Ponyboy: YOU'D LIKE THAT, WOULDN'T YOU? YOU'D LIKE ME TO JUST GET THE HELL OUT! Well it's not that easy. Is it, Soda?


  • [Ponyboy comes home]

    Darrel Curtis: Where the hell have you been? Do you know what time it is? It's 2:00 in the morning, kiddo!

    Sodapop Curtis: [sleepily] Hey, Pony. Where you been?

    Ponyboy: Fell asleep in the lot.

    Darrel Curtis: You WHAT?

    Ponyboy: I was talking to Johnny and I fell asleep in the lot. Didn't mean to.

    Darrel Curtis: Yeah, hey!

    [tries to close the bedroom door after him but Darry flings it open and follows]

    Darrel Curtis: And I can't even call the cops because you two would be put in a boys' home so fast it would make your heads spin.

    Sodapop Curtis: Come on, Pony. Let's go to bed now.

    Ponyboy: Look, I said I didn't mean to!

    Darrel Curtis: "I didn't mean to", "I forgot". That's all I ever hear from you!

    Sodapop Curtis: Come on, Darry...


    Ponyboy: Don't you yell at him!

    Darrel Curtis: [Darrel hits him] Ponyboy, I didn't mean to.

  • Darrel Curtis: [the Greasers are on their way to the rumble to fight the Socs] Listen, Soda. You and Ponyboy, if the fuzz show, you beat it out of there. Hey, we'll get jailed, but you two will get the boys home, you know what I'm sayin'?

    Steve: Ain't nobody gonna call the fuzz in this neighborhood! Cause they know better!


    Darrel Curtis: [trying to get their attention again] All the- Hey, hey! All the- Hey! All the same, you two beat it out of there, ya hear me?

  • Steve: Where are Soda, and Super-dope, anyhow?

    Darrel Curtis: Super-what?

    Steve: All brawn, no brains.

  • Sodapop Curtis: Hey, after we beat those Socs tonight, good me and Steve are gonna throw a huge party, and everyone's gonna get ripped!

    Steve: OWWWW! WHOOO!

    Darrel Curtis: Where you gonna get the dough, li'l man?

    Sodapop Curtis: Uhhh... I'll think of something.

    [Sits on couch]

    Sodapop Curtis: Hey Two-bit, Mickey's on TV!

    [Two-bit sits in front of the TV to watch]

  • Darrel Curtis: Pony, what's wrong?

    Ponyboy: Johnny's dead. Told him about beating the Socs, I don't know. He just died. Told me to stay gold. Dally's gone. He couldn't take it, he's going to blow!

  • Paul: Hello, Darrel. Long time no see.

    Darrel Curtis: Hello, Paul.

    Tim Shepard: [turns to Two-Bit] What's up?

    Two Bit: They used to buddy around together, play football.

    Paul: [talking to Darry] I'll take you.

    [Darry smiles coldly]

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