A skilled mule driver with an ageless face, a grave manner, and a calm authority on how to run a ranch, Slim is a revered figure on the ranch. As the most self-assured of the men, he is the only one who never takes a swipe at anyone else in order to make himself feel stronger or better. At the same time, he is also the only one of the ranch hands who truly understands and appreciates the power and purity of the friendship between George and Lennie.
Slim Quotes in Of Mice and Men
The Of Mice and Men quotes below are all either spoken by Slim or refer to Slim. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin Books edition of Of Mice and Men published in 1993.).
Part 2 Quotes
"Ain't many guys travel around together," he mused. "I don't know why. Maybe ever'body in the whole damn world is scared of each other."
Part 3 Quotes
Slim Character Timeline in Of Mice and Men
The timeline below shows where the character Slim appears in Of Mice and Men. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.