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Stand by Me

Stand by Me quotes

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View Quote [The four boys begin following the tracks]
Vern: Well, what do we need a pistol for anyway?
Chris: It's spooky sleeping out at night in the woods. We might even see a bear.
Gordie: Or a garbage can.
Vern: I brought a comb.
Chris: What do we need a comb for?
Vern: Well, if we get on TV, we wanna look good, don't we?
Gordie: That's a lot of thinking, Vern.
Vern: Thanks.
Teddy: Two for flinching. [punches Vern in the arm twice]
Vern: Ow.
[The boys stop and stare into the distance]
Teddy: How far do you think it's gonna be?
Chris: [exhales] If we follow the tracks all the way into Harlow, it'd be about 20 miles. Sound about right to you, Gordie?
Gordie: Yeah. Yeah, it might even be 30.
Vern: Gee, maybe we should just hitchhike.
Teddy: No way, that sucks.
Vern: Why not? We could go out to Route 7 to the Shiloh Church, then down the Back Harlow Road. We'll be there by sundown.
Teddy: That's pussy.
Vern: Hey, it's a long ways.
Teddy: Did your mother ever have any kids that lived?
Vern: What do you mean?
Teddy: Jesus.
View Quote [typing, about Chris] Although I haven't seen him in more than ten years I know I'll miss him forever. I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anybody?
View Quote [voiceover] As time went on we saw less and less of Teddy and Vern until eventually they became just two more faces in the halls. That happens sometimes. Friends come in and out of your life like busboys in a restaurant.
View Quote [voiceover] I was twelve going on thirteen first time I saw a dead human being. It happened in the summer of 1959. A long time ago. But only if you measure in terms of years. I was living in a small town in Oregon called Castle Rock. There were only 1281 people, but to me it was the whole world.