Henry Fonda (as Tom Joad): You know what I've thinking about? About Casy, about what he said, what he done, about how he died. And I remember all of it.
Jane Darwell (as Ma Joad): He was a good man.
Henry Fonda (as Tom Joad): I've been thinking about us, too. About our people living like pigs and good, rich land laying fallow. Or maybe one guy with a million acres and 100,000 farmers starving. And I've been wondering if...all our folks got together and yelled...
Jane Darwell (as Ma Joad): No Tommy, they'd drive you out and cut you down. Just like they done to Casy.
Henry Fonda (as Tom Joad): They are gonna drive me anyways. Sooner or later they'd get me, for one thing if not for another. Till then
Jane Darwell (as Ma Joad): Tommy, you're not aiming to kill nobody?
Henry Fonda (as Tom Joad): No Ma, not that. That ain't it. It's just...Well, as long as I'm an outlaw anyways, maybe I can do something. Maybe I can just find out something. Just...scrouge around and maybe find out what it is that's wrong. Then see if they ain't something that can be done about it. I ain't thought it all out clear, Ma. I...I can't I don't know enough.
Jane Darwell (as Ma Joad): How am I gonna know you, Tommy? Why, they could kill you and I'd never know. They could hurt you. How am I gonna know?
Henry Fonda (as Tom Joad): Well, maybe it's like Casy says. Fella ain't got a soul of his own, just...a little piece of a big soul. The one big soul that belongs to everybody. Then...
Jane Darwell (as Ma Joad): Then what Tommy?
Henry Fonda (as Tom Joad): Then it don't matter. I'll be all around in the dark, I'll be everywhere. Wherever you can look. Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there. Wherever there's a cop beating up a guy, I'll be there. I'll be in the way guys yell when they're mad, I'll be in the way kids laugh when they're hungry and they know supper's ready. And when people are eating the stuff they raise...living in the houses they build...I'll be there, too.