Tom Joad Quotes in The Grapes of Wrath
“…sometimes a guy'll be a good guy even if some rich bastard makes him carry a sticker.”
And now they [the Joads] were weary and frightened because they had gone against a system they did not understand and it had beaten them.
“But now I been thinkin' what he said, an' I can remember—all of it. Says one time he went out in the wilderness to find his own soul, an' he foun' he didn' have no soul that was his'n. Says he foun' he jus' got a little piece of a great big soul. Says a wilderness ain't no good, 'cause his little piece of a soul wasn't no good 'less it was with the rest, an' was whole. Funny how I remember. Didn' think I was even listenin'. But I know now a fella ain't no good alone.”