What are some significant quotes pertainning to Slim in Of Mice and Men?They have to explain/describe him.

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Slim is described as "a tall man." When he first appears in the story, he stands in the doorway of the bunk house where the other men are gathered. The author says about his physical appearance,

"He held a crushed Stetson hat under his arm while he combed his long, black, damp hair straight back. Like the others he wore blue jeans and a short denim jacket...His hatchet face was ageless. He might have been thirty-five or fifty."

Slim is an intelligent, thoughtful man who commands respect -

"There was a gravity in his manner and a quiet so profound that all talk stopped when he spoke. His authority was so great that his word was taken on any subject, be it politics or love...His ear heard more than was said to him, and his slow speech had overtones not of thought, but of understanding beyond thought."

Slim is "a master craftsman," extremely skillful and adept at what he does -

"He was a jerkline skinner, the prince of the ranch, capable of driving ten, sixteen, even twenty mules with a single line to the leaders. He was capable of killing a fly on the wheeler's butt with a bull whip without touching the mule" (Chapter 2).