That boy is your company. And if he wants to eat up that tablecloth, you let him, you hear?
She seemed glad to see me when I appeared in the kitchen, and by watching her I began to think there was some skill involved in being a girl.
Folks don't like to have somebody around knowing more than they do.
I know now what he was trying to do, but Atticus was only a man. It takes a woman to do that kind of work.
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.
Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.
People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.
So it took an eight-year-old child to bring 'em to their senses.... That proves something - that a gang of wild animals can be stopped, simply because they're still human. Hmp, maybe we need a police force of children.
You never really know a man until you have divorced him.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.
Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
Hey, Mr. Cunningham. How's your entailment gettin' along?
...but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself.
There are just some kind of men…who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one.
Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.
You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I'd have the facts.
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
A mob's always made up of people, no matter what. Mr. Cunningham was part of a mob last night, but he was still a man. Every mob in every little Southern town is always made up of people you know--doesn't say much for them, does it?
No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question. It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing. The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful?
Before Jem looks at anyone else he looks at me, and I’ve tried to live so I can look squarely back at him.
I'm a huge classics fan. I love Ernest Hemingway and J.D. Salinger. I'm that guy who rereads a book before I read newer stuff, which is probably not all that progressive, and it's not really going to make me a better reader. I'm like, 'Oh, my God, you should read To Kill a Mockingbird.
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.
They've done it before and they'll do it again and when they do it -- seems that only the children weep. Good night.
Atticus had said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in, not about what you were interested in.
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