"People moved slowly then. They ambled across the square, shuffled in and out of the stores around it, took their time about everything. A day was twenty-four hours long but seemed longer. There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb County. But it was a time of vague optimism for some of the people: Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself."
scout telling reader that maycomb is very boring scout is more than maycomb adventurous
"Now you tell your father not to teach you any more. It's best to begin reading with a fresh mind. You tell him I'll take over from here and try to undo the damage."
miss caroline to scout things need to be done a certain way
"Hush your mouth! Don't matter who they are, anybody sets foot in this house's yo' comp'ny, and don't you let me catch you remarkin' on their ways like you was so high and mighty!"
calpurnia to scout all people are equal
"'You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view'... 'until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.'"
atticus to scout that all people are different and you cant judge them without knowing them
"Dill stretched, yawned, and said altogether too casually, 'I know what, let's go for a walk.' He sounded fishy to me. Nobody in Maycomb just went for a walk."
dill to scout people in maycomb dont do things unless they need to be done
"He blew out his breath patiently. "I--it's like this, Scout," he muttered. "Atticus ain't never whipped me since I can remember. I wanta keep it that way."
jem to scout lesson that dont do things that might be wrong if you arents willing to suffer the consequences
"'The world's endin', Atticus! Please do somethin' --!' I dragged him to the window and pointed. 'No it's not,' he said. 'It's snowing.'"
scout to atticus most of the times maycomb goes by a schedule things never change when they do people are scared
"'For a number of reasons,' said Atticus. 'The main one is, if I didn't I couldn't hold up my head in town, I couldn't represent this country in the legislature, I couldn't even tell you or Jem not to do something again.'"
atticus to scout if you dont do what your supposed to do then how can you tell others what to do
"It was the first time I ever walked away from a fight."
scout to reader shows responsibility fight with cecil bc say about atticus she would not let atticus down by fighting
"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 quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles'em."
atticus to uncle jack dont give a child details about something
"But I never figured out how Atticus knew I was listening, and it was not until many years later that I realized he wanted me to hear every word he said."
scout to reader people sometimes people know something but don't let on for the other persons sake
"Atticus was feeble: he was nearly fifty. When Jem and I asked him why he was so old, he said he got started late, which we felt reflected upon his abilities and manliness. He was much older than the parents of our school contemporaries, and there was nothing Jem or I could say about him when our classmates said, 'My father --'"
scout to reader about atticus hidden things about atticus nothing to brag about
"'I'd rather you shoot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.'"
uncle jack to jem and scout know that they will not shooot at cans but birds it okay but there are limitations
"I think maybe he put his gun down when he realized that God had given him an unfair advantage over most living things. I guess he decided he wouldn't shoot till he had to, and he had to today."
miss maudie to jem and scout unfair advantage over things if have gun doesnt seem right
"Atticus is a gentleman just like me!"
jem to scout it is not gentleman like to say that you are a gentleman bragging jem proud of father
"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. Its when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do."
atticus to jem courage is a hard thing need to know how to show it