Best How To Kill A Mocking Bird Quotes [2021]

Best How To Kill A Mocking Bird Quotes

Here’s a look at a book that was banned and deals with racism in the Deep South. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was published for the first time in 1960. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was immediately a success. These are the How To Kill A Mocking Bird Quotes.

How To Kill A Mocking Bird Quotes

To Kill A Mocking Bird

“Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.”

“As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it—whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash”

“Atticus said to Jem one day, “I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. “Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

“Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I’d have the facts.”

“Atticus, he was real nice.”

“I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.”

“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. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.

“I was born good but had grown progressively worse every year.

“If there’s just one kind of folks, why can’t they get along with each other? If they’re all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other? Scout, I think I’m beginning to understand something. I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time. It’s because he wants to stay inside.”

“It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.”

“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.”

“It’s not time to worry yet”

“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

“Neighbors bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between. Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives. But neighbors give in return. We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: we had given him nothing, and it made me sad.”

“Pass the damn ham, please.”

“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”

“People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.”

“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”

“Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

“Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.”

“Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whisky bottle in the hand of (another)… There are just some kind of men who – who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.”

“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”

“There are just some kind of men who-who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.”

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“They’re certainly entitled to think that, and they’re entitled to full respect for their opinions… but before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”

“Things are always better in the morning.”

“Things are never as bad as they seem.”

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”

“We’re paying the highest tribute you can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It’s that simple.”

“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.”

“With him, life was routine; without him, life was unbearable.”

“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.”

“You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let ’em get your goat. Try fightin’ with your head for a change.

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

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