| Quote #1
She was a big girl and I was so much in love with her that I lived in a dream. (1.314)
Ahh. The love story. It's a good one too, isn't it? A bright spot in all the tragedy of this novel.
| Quote #2
I am merely pointing to something which is different from love but which sometimes goes by the name of love. (1.276)
Jack is talking about the way Willie's dad wants Willie's company. As you might have noticed, Jack's views on father-son relationships tend toward the negative for most of the novel. Not to say that his statement doesn't have some truth to it. We're just warning you that Jack isn't the most reliable narrator on this issue.
| Quote #3
"He's a nigger-lover," the little old bald, knotty-headed fellow submitted. (2.97)
The guys in the Mason City courthouse are saying they don't like Willie because Willie wants to see equality for all people. This is part of why we love Willie.