quote by Harper Lee

People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.

— Harper Lee

Contentment Jem And Scout quotations

When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness' sake.

You can choose your friends, but you sho' can't choose your family.

Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up, is something I don't pretend to understand.

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

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.

hold your head high and keep those fists down - Atticus Finch

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

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.

If there's just one kind of folks, why can't they get along with each other? If they're all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other? Scout, I think I'm beginning to understand something. I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time. It's because he wants to stay inside.

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.

Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.

I had never thought about it, but summer was Dill by the fishpool smoking string, Dill's eyes alive with complicated plans to make Boo Radley emerge; summer was the swiftness with which Dill would reach up and kiss me when Jem was not looking, the longings we sometimes felt each other feel. With him, life was routine; without him, life was unbearable..." - Scout Finch

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