To Kill a Mockingbird - Quote Identification
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Thank you for my children, Arthur.
Secretly, Miss Finch, I'm not much of a drinker, but you see they could never, never understand that I live like I do because that's the way I want to live.
Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.
Well, it'd be sort of like shootin' a mockingbird, wouldn't it?
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.
...there's just some kind of men you have to shoot before you can say hidy to 'em. Even then, they ain't worth the bullet it takes to shoot 'em.
Cry about the simple hell people give other people - without even thinking. Cry about the hell white people give colored folks, without even stopping to think that they're people, too.
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.
I may not be much, Mr. Finch, but I'm still sheriff of Maycomb County and Bob Ewell fell on his knife.
The way that man called him 'boy' all the time and sneered at him...Hasn't anybody got any business talkin' like that---it just makes me sick.
As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your live, 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, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.
I tell you there are some goo but misguided people int his town...Folks in this town who think they're doing right, I mean.
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.
I don't know, but they did it. They've done it before and they did it tonight and they'll do it again and when they do it - seems that only children weep.
Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy.
Whether Maycomb knows it or not, we're paying the highest tribute we can pay a man. we trust him to do right. It's that simple.
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.
Let the dead bury the dead
In the name of God, do your duty. In the name of God, believe Tom Robinson.
I felt sorry for her, she seemed to try more 'n the rest of 'em.
Miss Jean Louise, Stand up. You're father's passin'.
He took advantage of me. An' if you fine, fancy gentlemen ain't gonna do nothin' about it, then you're just a bunch of lousy, yella, stinkin' cowards...
Don't matter who they are, anybody sets foot in the house's yo' comp'ny and don't you let me catch you remarkin' on their ways like you was so high and mighty.
Did you know some of 'em [footwashing Baptists] came out of the woods one Saturday and passed by this place and told me me and my flowers were going to hell.
Don't you say hey to me, you ugly girl!
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.
People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.
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.
...like somebody could tell what I was gonna do. Can't anybody tell what I'm gonna do lest they know me...
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.
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 corn cribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us.
You don't care what happens to him...You just send him on to get shot at when all he was doin' was standin' up for you.
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
Mr. Finch, this is a one-shot job...I can't shoot that well and you know it.
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.
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