To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

to-kill-a-mockingbird“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”

“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. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”

“I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.”

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

“You can choose your friends but you sho’ can’t choose your family, an’ they’re still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge ’em or not, and it makes you look right silly when you don’t.”

“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.”

“Pass the damn ham, please.”

“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”

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

“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.”

“We’re paying the highest tribute you can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It’s that simple.”

“It’s not time to worry yet”

“Boo’s children needed him.”

“Jem figured that Mr. Radley kept him chained to the bed most of the time.”

“You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let ’em get your goat. Try fightin’ with your head for a change.”

“It’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn’t hurt you.”

“I was born good but had grown progressively worse every year.”

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