Johnny ¨ stay gold¨
I think that quote means stay the way you are. Because Dally says it is every man for himself, but Ponyboy Cares about other people and does not like doing unkind things so I think it means that he wants ponyboy to stay kind and to still care for others and to stay the same. Dally says opposite to not care for others and he is saying that this is why johnny dies is because he went in for those kids which is true but he says that if johnny wasn't kind and pony wasn't kind that they wouldn't even be in this situation. So johnny is trying to say that he wants pony to stay kind and still be a good person, Because pony boy never liked being a greaser, or a hood and johnny wants him to stay that way.