The Outsiders - Movie Quotes - Rotten Tomatoes

The Outsiders Quotes

  • Johnny Cade: “You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want. There’s still a lot of good in the world."
    Johnny Cade: You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want. There's still a lot of good in the world.


  • Sodapop Curtis: And when you ain't got nothing, You end up like Dallas... And I don't mean dead. I mean the way he was before.


  • Dallas Winston: Ponyboy, I asked the nurse to give you this book so you could finish it. The doctor came in a while ago but I already knew it anyway. I keep getting tireder and tireder. Listen,I don't mind dying now. It was worth it. It was worth saving those kids. Their lives are worth more than mine, they have more to live for. Some of the parents came by to thank me and I know it was worth it. Tell Dally it was worth it. I'm just gonna miss you guys. I've been thinking about it, and that poem, that guy that wrote it,he meant you are gold when you're a kid, like green. When you're a kid everything is new,dawn. It's just. When just when you get used to everything it's day. Like the way you dig sunsets, Pony. That's gold. Keep it that way, it's a good way to be. I want you to tell Dally to look at one. He'll probably think you're crazy,but ask for me. I don't think he's ever really seen a sunset. And don't be bugged over being a greaser. You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want. There's still a lot of good in the world. Tell Dally. I don't think he knows. Your Buddy, Johnny.
    Johnny Cade: Ponyboy, I asked the nurse to give you this book so you could finish it. The doctor came in a while ago but I already knew it anyway. I keep getting tireder and tireder. Listen,I don't mind dying now. It was worth it. It was worth saving those kids. Their lives are worth more than mine, they have more to live for. Some of the parents came by to thank me and I know it was worth it. Tell Dally it was worth it. I'm just gonna miss you guys. I've been thinking about it, and that poem, that guy that wrote it,he meant you are gold when you're a kid, like green. When you're a kid everything is new,dawn. It's just. When just when you get used to everything it's day. Like the way you dig sunsets, Pony. That's gold. Keep it that way, it's a good way to be. I want you to tell Dally to look at one. He'll probably think you're crazy,but ask for me. I don't think he's ever really seen a sunset. And don't be bugged over being a greaser. You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want. There's still a lot of good in the world. Tell Dally. I don't think he knows. Your Buddy, Johnny.


  • Dallas Winston: Are you a real red head? Are you real? How can I find out if this is your real red hair? If this is the same red hair you have on your, uh, your, your, these eyebrows.


  • Johnny Cade: I think I like it better when the old man's hittin' me. At least he knows I'm there.


  • Two-Bit Matthews: Two Bit: [near tears] No wonder he hates your guts. You don't even care about him, you damn drunk. You go to hell. Go straight to hell.


  • Dallas Winston: You'd better wise up, Pony... you get tough like me and you don't get hurt. You look out for yourself and nothing can touch you, man.


  • Darrel Curtis: You smoke more than a pack today and I'll skin you. Understood?
    Ponyboy Curtis: Yeah. You carry more than one bundle of roofing at a time and me an' Soda'll skin you. Understood?


  • Ponyboy Curtis: 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!


  • Johnny Cade: I used to talk about killing myself all the time, man. But I don't wanna die now. It ain't long enough. Sixteen years ain't gonna be long enough. Hell, I wouldn't care so much if there hadn't been so many things I haven't done yet. So many damn things I ain't seen or done. That time when we were in Windrixville was the only time I've ever been away from my neighborhood.


  • Darrel Curtis: 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'?


  • Dallas Winston: Don't you know a rumble ain't a rumble without me?


  • Dallas Winston: Johnny, you don't know what a few months in jail can do to you, man. You get mean in jail, I just don't wanna see that happen to you like it happened to me, man. Understand?


  • Dallas Winston: Man, I thought New York was the only place to end up in a murder rap, Jesus Christ!


  • Dallas Winston: God, I didn't know you had this problem with, with yelling in my face.


  • Ponyboy Curtis: I gotta cut smoking or I'll never make track next year.


  • Cherry Valance: Thank you... he had me scared to death!
    Johnny Cade: You sure didn't show it. Ain't nobody ever talk to Dal like that!
    Cherry Valance: From what I saw, you do.


  • Dallas Winston: Firey, huh? Just the way I like them!
    Dallas Winston: Fiery, huh? Just the way I like them!


  • Cherry Valance: Maybe that'll cool YOU off, Greaser... when you learn to talk and act decent, then maybe I'll cool off too.


  • Dallas Winston: What'd you say, you little shit? What'd you say to me? Wise ass.


  • Cherry Valance: Can't you leave us alone? BE NICE AND LEAVE US ALONE!
    Dallas Winston: I'm never nice. Can I interest you in a Coca-Cola or a 7-Up?
    Cherry Valance: GET LOST, HOOD!


  • Ponyboy Curtis: They're thinking about putting me and Soda in a boys' home. No way! They ain't putting me in no boys' home.
    Steve Randale: Don't worry, Ponyboy, they don't do that to heroes. Hey, where is Soda and Super-dope, anyhow?


  • Dallas Winston: You think my old man gives a hang if I'm dead in a car wreck or drunk or in jail or something, he doesn't care but that doesn't bother me. You're not going anywhere.


  • Ponyboy Curtis: Robert Frost wrote it. I always remembered it because I never quite knew what he meant.


  • Two-Bit Matthews: Shoot, this house ain't dirty. You ought to see my house.
    Ponyboy Curtis: I have and if you had the sense of a billy goat, you'd clean your house up 'stead of bummin' 'round ours.
    Two-Bit Matthews: Shoot kid, if I did that, my mom would die of shock.


  • 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.


  • Dallas Winston: Let's do it for Johnny!


  • Darrel Curtis: Movies and books, Movies and books. Is that all you ever think about?
    Sodapop Curtis: Why don't you focus on girls and cars? Works for me.


  • Darrel Curtis: Where the hell have you been? Do you know what time it is? Well it's two o'clock in the morning kiddo.
    Darrel Curtis: Where the hell have you been; do you know what time it is? It's 2 :00 in the morning, kiddo!


  • Steve Randale: Beer for breakfast there, Two-Bit?


  • Steve Randale: What do you mean it's none of my buisness? Look at my nose!
    Steve Randale: What do you mean, none of my business? It is my business. Look at my nose!
    Ponyboy Curtis: It's huge.
    Steve Randale: He is a smart-ass. He is a smart-ass kid.
    Steve Randale: Smart-ass. He is a smart-ass kid.


  • Two-Bit Matthews: You guys wanna give me a push start?
    Ponyboy Curtis: Not really, but we will.


  • Dallas Winston: That little broad sure does hate me though...I offered
    Dallas Winston: Man, that little broad sure does hate me though, I offered to buy her a coke and she told me to go to hell.


  • Johnny Cade: Stay gold Ponyboy, stay gold.


  • Darrel Curtis: (to Ponyboy) Where the hell have you been?!


  • Dallas Winston: (hands Cherry a coke) Maybe this will cool you off.


  • Dallas Winston: If you ever pull a stunt like that again, I'll kill you!


  • Dallas Winston: Lets do it for Johnny, man......LETS DO IT FOR JOHNNY!
    Dallas Winston: Let's do it for Johnny, man. We'll do it for Johnny!


  • Johnny Cade: (hands Ponyboy the knife so he can cut his hair) here.....
    Johnny Cade: (hands Ponyboy the knife so he can cut his hair) Here.
    Ponyboy Curtis: My pleasure!
    Johnny Cade: yeah i know it is.
    Johnny Cade: Yeah I know it is.


  • Dallas Winston: (talking to Cherry) Are you a real redhead?


  • Sodapop Curtis: hey two-bit, mickey mouse is on our t.v.!
    Sodapop Curtis: Hey Two-Bit, Mickey's on TV!


  • Johnny Cade: stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold....
    Johnny Cade: Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold.


  • Cherry Valance: I hope I never see Dallas Winston again. If I do, I'd probably fall in love with him.


  • 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 vaccuum, 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?


  • Steve Randale: (talking to Sodapop)..Hate to tell you this buddy, but you have to wear clothes to work. There's a law or something.
    Steve Randale: [talking to Sodapop] Hate to tell you this buddy, but you have to wear clothes to work. There's a law or something.


  • Two-Bit Matthews: (talking about Ponyboy's new hair)..Look at the blonde-headed monkey!
    Two-Bit Matthews: [talking about Ponyboy's new hair] Look at the blonde-headed monkey!


  • Randy Anderson: You can't win. You know that, don't you? It doesn't matter if you whip us, you'll still be where you were before, at the bottom. And we'll still be the lucky ones at the top with all the breaks. It doesn't matter. Greasers will still be Greasers and Socs will still be Socs. It doesn't matter.


  • Jerry: You guys are three of the bravest kids I've seen in a long time. What are you guys? Professional heroes or somethin'?
    Jerry: You guys are three of the bravest kids I've seen in a long time. What are you guys? Professional heroes or something?


  • Johnny Cade: I used to talk about killing myself all the time, man. But I don't wanna die now. It ain't long enough. Sixteen years ain't gonna be long enough. Hell, I wouldn't care so much if there hadn't been so many things I haven't done yet. So many damn things I ain't seen or done. That time when we were in Windrixville was the only time I've ever been away from my neighborhood.


  • Dallas Winston: I was crazy, you know that, Pony? I was crazy for wanting Johnny to stay out of trouble. If he was smart, like me, he wouldn't be in this mess. If he was smart like me, he wouldn't have ran into that church man. You better wise up Pony. You better wise up man. You get TOUGH like me and you don't get hurt! You watch out for yourself, and nothing can touch you man!


  • Ponyboy Curtis: When I stepped out,into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house,I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman,and a ride home.
    Ponyboy Curtis: When I stepped out, into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman, and a ride home.


Find More Movie Quotes