What are some quotes and characteristics of Sodapop from The Outsiders?

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Soda is "movie-star kind of handsome, the kind that people stop on the street to watch go by." Sodapop's personality is easy-going and usually relaxed on the outside.  He is "always happy-go-lucky and grinning" the author also indicates that Sodapop does not ever drink alcohol because "he gets drunk on just plain living." Sodapop is the peacemaker because he, "understands everybody."  Some of Sodapop's statments from the novel are:

"Listen, kiddo, when Darry hollers at you...he don't mean nothin'.  He's just got more worries than somebody his age ought to.  Don't take him serious.. you dig, Pony?  Don't let him bug you.  He's really proud of you 'cause your're so brainy.  It's just because your're the baby-I mean, he loves you a lot.  Savvy?" 

"I think I'm gonna marry Sandy. After she gets out of school and I get a better job and everything.  I might wait till you get out of school, though.  So I can still help Darry with the bills and stuff."

" It's okay, Johnnycake, they're gone now.  It's okay."


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