Gordie: What are you talking about? We walked through the night and made it back to Castle Rock a little past five o'clock on Sunday morning, the day before Labor Day. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them—words shrink things that were in your head to more than living size when they are brought out. Teddy: What are you, crazy? He took your ear and he put it to a stove and burnt it off. Gordie: I'm not sure it should be a good time. One of them pulled a knife.
The women in the audience screamed. Oh billy I think I just turned my fruit of the looms into a fudge factory, Oh billy! Gordie: What is it, Chris? He went on to college and, eventually, became a lawyer. Almost nothing ever leaves my hometown. He drew a treasure map so he could find them again. He worked hard all his life to study and finally become a lawyer, and that makes the even more depressing.
And when I look at you, I throw up. By next June we'll all be split up. And you know this one time. Let him do his own fighting. So let's just say that I stole the milk money, but Old Lady Simmons stole it back from me. Gordie: Don't call me any of your mother's pet names.
That was a mean trick, Chris! You tried to kill yourself! Eyeball's right Charlie,they ain't never gonna find him. Teddy: Boy, you don't know nothing! Gordie: What do you mean? If those wounds dry up, the words die with them. Hands bat to Billy Ace: Billy, you're up. Gordie: Do you use your left hand or your right hand for that? A thief and two feebs? Ol' Gordie just screwed the pooch! But to me, it was the whole world. You're gonna meet a lot of new guys. It happened in the summer of nineteen-fifty-nine.
Teddy knew I took it. I'm just one of those low-life Chambers kids. We would like to thank all members for submitting quotes to make this site possible. Vern: Do you think Mighty Mouse could beat up Superman? Chris: That's your dad talking. I don't wanna be a writer! Teddy: Why don't you cook your dick? He meant those things, but it seems to me now it was more and that we all knew it. Chris: He doesn't know you. In the valley below my childhood home, train tracks cut through the thick, forested hillside.
It's a stupid wasted time! Teddy: What did you call me? I was the stupid one for even trying to give it back. You've just signed your own death warrant! Does the word retarded mean anything to you? Chris: He wants you to come over there so he can beat the piss out of you and take you to the cops. When they gonna give up? In The Body, Chris was, at that time, a student in University. She thought it was firecrackers. Even Vern knew it I think. Along the way, they trespass at the town dump and are chased by Chopper, the dump custodian Milo Pressman's dog.
Chris: That's your dad talking. I mean, you knew I took it. Gordy yells at him that it's his and that his brother gave it to him Ace: well now you're giving it to me. Billy told me they was flippin' for beers, and they came up with a goocher before they got into the car, and bang! You ain't got the sack to shoot a woodchuck. Gordie: Maybe you could come into the college courses with me.
Do I get two for flinching? In high school, just as Chris predicted, Gordie begins taking college preparation courses; unexpectedly, so does Chris. Chris: Yeah, I took it. I was living in a small town in Oregon called Castle Rock. For me, the idea of seeing that kid's dead body was starting to become an obsession. That's why I'm going to give him the chance of taking it back. I don't see your problem; we brought a whole bunch of fishing gear, and if a cop asks us what we're doing here, we're just here to take a couple steelhead out of the river, and look what we found! Chris: You mean you didn't bring anything, either? That would be a non-official game! You know what that means.
Teddy: Ha ha, Gordie loses! Teddy: Yeah, by the time we get there, the kid won't even be dead anymore. I didn't know it was loaded! A looney up in the nuthouse in Togus. Teddy Pile of shit has a thousand eyes! Ace: Now, I feel a whole let better about this. I don't wanna be a writer! He drives a car and wears a hat. All those stories that you can make up. Except for the looney up in Togus. What do you think I am? But neither our gang nor their gang got the credit.