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To Kill a Mockingbird - Quote Identification

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Dolphus Raymond
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.
Atticus
Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.
Atticus
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.
Dolphus Raymond
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.
Jem
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.
Atticus
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, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.
Dill
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.
Atticus
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.
Miss Maudie
Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy.
Miss Maudie
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.
Atticus
In the name of God, do your duty. In the name of God, believe Tom Robinson.
Tom Robinson
I felt sorry for her, she seemed to try more 'n the rest of 'em.
Reverend Sykes
Miss Jean Louise, Stand up. You're father's passin'.
Mayella Ewell
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...
Calpurnia
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.
Miss Maudie
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.
Atticus
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.
Atticus
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
Heck Tate
Mr. Finch, this is a one-shot job...I can't shoot that well and you know it.
Mayella Ewell
My Paw's never touched a hair o' my head in my life. He never touched me.