Tuesday, 4 October 2016

10 great quotes from To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

You might remember that a while ago, I did a book talk on To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, which was an amazing book. As promised, here are some of my favourite quotes from the book. There were so many to choose from, but I narrowed the list down to 11 quotes. Enjoy!

To start off, let's go with the quote that gives the book it's title.

1. "Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird"

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

3. "Atticus, he was real nice."

"Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them."

4. "They've done it before and they'll do it again and when they do it -- seems that only the children weep. Good night."

5. "Summer, and he watches his children's heart break. Autumn again and Boo's children needed him. Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough."

6. "Neighbors bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between. 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."

7. "Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It's knowing you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do."

8. "Some negroes lie, some are immoral, some negro men are not be trusted around women - black and white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men."

9. "I think that there is just one kind of folks. Folks."

10. "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."

Those were just some of the quotes that stuck with me, but there are even more. ;) Maybe on a rainy day I'll sort through a few more; we'll see.

I hope you enjoyed these quotes, and that if you haven't read the book, you'll read it soon!

Have an amazing day! :)

~ Pegasus

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