To Kill a Mockingbird Quotes
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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 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."
"I tell you there are some good but misguided people in this 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..."