- it’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name.
- I wanted you to see something about her—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.
- With him, life was routine; without him, life was unbearable. I stayed miserable for two days.
- We were surprised one morning to see a cartoon in the Montgomery Advertiser above the caption, “Maycomb’s Finch.” It showed Atticus barefooted and in short pants, chained to a desk: he was diligently writing on a slate while some frivolouslooking girls yelled, “Yoo-hoo!” at him.
- “That’s a compliment,” explained Jem. “He spends his time doin‘ things that wouldn’t get done if nobody did ’em.”
- puttin‘ on airs to beat Moses.”
- I said I would like it very much, which was a lie, but one must lie under certain circumstances and at all times when one can’t do anything about them.
- Aunt Alexandra fitted into the world of Maycomb like a hand into a glove, but never into the world of Jem and me.
- I understood, pondered a while, and concluded that the only way I could retire with a shred of dignity was to go to the bathroom, where I stayed long enough to make them think I had to go.
- “he just has his blind spots along with the rest of us.”
- As the county went by us, Jem gave Dill the histories ....
- a view indicating a people determined to preserve every physical scrap of the past.
- I won’t live to see the law changed, and if you live to see it you’ll be an old man.
- “You couldn’t, but they could and did. The older you grow the more of it you’ll see.
- Atticus said he didn’t see how anything else could happen, that things had a way of settling down, and after enough time passed people would forget that Tom Robinson’s existence was ever brought to their attention.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Quotes from To kill a mockingbird
Quotes to my liking in To Kill A Mockingbird and, yes, I only got to this book at this age because I thought I was to see of film of the same title. 8-X