Kill A Mockingbird Novel Quotes by Harper Lee and many others.
I’m no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system — that is no ideal to me, it is a living, working reality. Gentlemen, a court is no better than each man of you sitting before me on this jury. A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only as sound as the men who make it up.
You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.
Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.
hold your head high and keep those fists down – Atticus Finch
When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness sake. But don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion faster than adults, and evasion simply muddles ’em.
Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives.
I think I’ll be a clown when I get grown…. There ain’t one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so I’m gonna join the circus and laugh my head off.
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.
Best way to clear the air is to have it all out in the open.
I was born good but had grown progressively worse every year. Scout
You can choose your friends but you sho’ can’t choose your family, an’ they’re still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge ’em or not, and it makes you look right silly when you don’t.
People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.
Let the dead bury the dead.
It’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn’t hurt you.
Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.