| Quote #4
And, like you say, being gone all the time…in other places and meeting other people…Gosh, if anything like that can happen I don’t want to go away. I guess new people aren’t any better than old ones. I’ll bet they almost never are, Emily…I feel that you’re as good a friend as I’ve got. I don’t need to go and meet the people in other towns. (II.249)
George wants to hold onto the good things in his life without taking them for granted.
| Quote #5
Eh, George, George! Hast-yaow! Look at him, fellas – he looks scared to death. Yaow! George, don’t look so innocent, you old geezer. We know what you’re thinking. Don’t disgrace the team, big boy. Whoo-oo-oo. (II.318)
George’s friends embarrass him in the church on his wedding day.