To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.

People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.

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.

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.

With him, life was routine; without him, life was unbearable.

Things are always better in the morning.

That boy is your company. And if he wants to eat up that tablecloth, you let him, you hear?

I’m little but I’m old.

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.

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view— Sir?
— Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.

Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hands of another.

Nothing is more deadly than a deserted, waiting street.

That proves something- that a gang of wild animals can be stopped, simply because they’re still human.

It’s not necessary to tell all you know. It’s not ladylike- in the second place, folks don’t like to have somebody around knowin’ more than they do.

Equal rights for all, special privileges for none.

Let the dead bury the dead.

She was born in the Objective case.

So far nothing in your life has interfered with your reasoning process.

Again, as I had often met it in my own church, I was confronted with the Impurity of Women doctrine that seemed to preoccupy all clergymen.

Hypocrites, Mrs. Perkins, born hypocrites.

Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are.

No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let ’em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change.

She’s an old lady and she’s ill. You just hold your head high and be a gentleman. Whatever she says to you, it’s your job not to let her make you mad.

The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.

Lawyers, I suppose were once children, too.

He said I was the only girl he would ever love, then he neglected me. I beat him up, but it did no good.

Clowns are sad, it’s folks that laugh at them.

My Lord, Aunt Stephanie, you almost gave me a heart attack!

If we followed our feelings all the time, we’d be like cats chasin’ their tails.

I had never encountered a being who deliberately perpetuated fraud against himself.

I willed myself to stay awake, but the rain was so soft and the room was so warm and his voice was so deep and his knee was so snug that I slept.

This case is as simple as black and white

You don’t have to learn much out of books, it’s like if you want to learn about cows, you go milk one.

The cold water embraced him like no woman ever could.

Cry about the simple hell people give other people—without even thinking.

People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.

The only way in which all men in America are equal, is in the courtroom.