Some of these quotes are 100% serious and meant genuinely,
especially in regard to Dally and Johnny. Other quotes are absolutely us being
pedantic, entirely because of how much of a hissy fit Hinton threw for the mere
suggestion that there is a possible queer reading of this book. So if some of
these seem like reaches… they are,
and that’s what makes it so much fun.
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. (Paul Newman, a bisexual icon.)
I have light-brown, almost-red hair and greenish-gray eyes.
I wish they were more gray, because I hate most guys that have green eyes, but
I have to be content with what I have.
(Ponyboy has a type.)
Darry is six-feet-two, and broad-shouldered and muscular. He
has dark-brown hair that kicks out in front and a slight cowlick in the back—
just like Dad’s— but Darry’s eyes are his own. He’s got eyes that are like
two pieces of pale blue-green ice. They’ve got a determined set to them, like
the rest of him. He looks older than twenty— tough, cool, and smart. He would
be real handsome if his eyes weren’t so cold.
Soda is handsomer than anyone else I know. Not like Darry—
Soda’s movie-star kind of handsome, the kind that people stop on the street to
watch go by. He’s not as tall as Darry, and he’s a little slimmer, but he has a
finely drawn, sensitive face that somehow manages to be reckless and thoughtful
at the same time.
Soda merely cocked one eyebrow, a trick he’d picked up from
“I’d just as soon
tease a full-grown grizzly” (The biggest
and best reach of all.)
They came running toward us now— four lean, hard guys. (They were hard, guys.)
Steve Randle was seventeen, tall and lean, with thick greasy
hair he kept combed in complicated swirls. He was cocky, smart, and Soda’s best
buddy since grade school.
(The entire description of Dally that lasts
If it hadn’t been for the gang, Johnny would never have
known what love and affection are.
Dallas lit a cigarette and handed it to Johnny. (Historically a queer symbol, just saying.)
Two-Bit cocked an eyebrow. “Nice-lookin’ bruise you got
there, kid.” I touched my cheek gingerly. “Really?” Two-Bit
nodded sagely. “Nice cut, too. Makes you look tough.”
I can understand why Sodapop and Steve get into drag races
and fights so much, though— both of them have too much energy, too much
feeling, with no way to blow it off. (Heh.)
In a moment his breathing was light and regular. I turned my
head to look at him and in the moonlight he looked like some Greek god come to
earth. I wondered how he could stand being so handsome. (Why would you even think that?)
“Nothing, he’s just sleeping. He has to, to get his memory back.”
Happy 25th birthday to Meaghan Jette Martin (born February 17th, 1992), she voiced Naminé in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories! #BDayKH kh13.com
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