25 Ponyboy Quotes From the Novel and Movie The Outsiders

Fans of the book and the movie The Outsiders will love these Ponyboy quotes!

Ponyboy Curtis is a fictional character created by author S.E. Hinton for the 1967 book The Outsiders.

He would be the narrator and main protagonist in both the book and the movie of the same name.

The Outsiders is set in the 1960s.

Ponyboy is the youngest of the “greaser” gang.

The greasers are kids from the poor side of the tracks, and their rivals are the “Socs,” who are the rich kids from the other side of the tracks.

In the movie, Ponyboy is portrayed by actor C. Thomas Howell.

He is a 14-year-old who recently lost both his parents and lives with his older brothers, Darry and Sodapop Curtis.

They are all part of the “Greasers,” along with some of their friends, including Dallas Winston, Two-Bit Matthews, and Johnny Cade.

The movie centers on the fight between the two groups and how Ponyboy’s brothers want to keep him out of trouble.

Take a look at these Ponyboy quotes to learn more about this great character.

Best Ponyboy Quotes

Here are some popular quotes from the book The Outsiders.

1. “If we don’t have each other, we don’t have anything.” — Ponyboy

2. “I couldn’t ever cut anyone.” — Ponyboy

3.” I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.” — Ponyboy

4. “He liked fights, blonds, and for some unfathomable reason, school.” — Ponyboy

5. “He gets drunk on just plain living. And he understands everybody.” — Ponyboy

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6. “We deserve a lot of our trouble.” — Ponyboy

7. “You’re a traitor to your own kind and not loyal to us.” — Ponyboy

8. “Maybe the two different worlds we lived in weren’t so different.” — Ponyboy

9. “I’m not saying that either Socs or greasers are better; that’s just the way things are.” — Ponyboy

10. “Can you see the sunset real good on the West side? …You can see it on the East side, too.” — Ponyboy

Ponyboy Quotes from the film

Relive watching the film with these quotes from Ponyboy.

11. “I ain’t cryin’.” — Ponyboy

12. “No way! They ain’t putting me in no boys’ home.” — Ponyboy

13. “I swear, we used to get along just fine until Mom and Dad died. Now he can’t stand me.” — Ponyboy

14. “They pushed me in the fountain, and they tried to drown me, and they were gonna beat up Johnny Cade.” — Ponyboy

15. “You’d like that, would you? You’d like me to just get the hell out!” — Ponyboy

16. “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

17. “I don’t think I could ever tell Steve or Two Bit or even Darry about the clouds and sunset. Just you and Sodapop.” — Ponyboy

More Ponyboy Quotes

The following quotes tell more of Ponyboy’s story.

18. “Looking tough comes in handy.” — Ponyboy

19. “I don’t care too much for girls yet. Soda says I’ll grow out of it. He did.” — Ponyboy

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20. “It’s okay,” I said, wishing I was dead and buried somewhere.” — Ponyboy

21. “It was a cold night, and all I had was that sweatshirt, but I could watch stars in subzero weather.” — Ponyboy

22. “I had to read Great Expectations for English, and that kid Pip, he reminded me of us—the way he felt marked lousy because he wasn’t a gentleman or anything, and the way that girl kept looking down on him.” — Ponyboy

23. “I really couldn’t see what the Socs would have to sweat about – good grades, good cars, good girls, madras and Mustangs and Corvairs – Man, I thought, if I had worries like that I’d consider myself lucky.” — Ponyboy

24. “I only wanted to lie on my back under a tree and read a book or draw a picture, and not worry about being jumped or carrying a blade or ending up married to some scatterbrained broad with no sense.” — Ponyboy

25. “I like to watch movies undisturbed, so I can get into them and live them with the actors. When I see a movie with someone, it’s kind of uncomfortable, like having someone read your book over your shoulder.” — Ponyboy

What is Ponyboy Like?

Ponyboy is a well-built 14-year-old boy with light brown hair and greenish eyes who is considered good-looking.

Ponyboy is not afraid of fighting, but he also considers what the purpose of the fighting is really all about.

He is thoughtful and even risks his life to save a group of schoolchildren from a fire.

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