I lived an idyllic 'Huckleberry Finn' life in a tiny town. Climbing trees. Tagging after brothers. Happy. Barefoot on my pony. It was 'To Kill a Mockingbird'-esque.— Sissy Spacek
Lavish Kill A Mockingbird quotations
The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think.
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.
People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.
Things are always better in the morning.
...but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself.
I have 'To Kill A Mockingbird' signed by Harper Lee. That is my prized possession.
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.
The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be he any color of the rainbow, but people have a way of carrying their resentments right into a jury box.
Ladies bathed before noon, after their three o'clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum.
People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.
You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives.
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 fighting with your head for a change...
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.
Like Scout and her father in To Kill a Mockingbird, my father would pull me onto his lap each night in our four-room apartment and read aloud.
I'm gonna be a new kind of clown. I'm gonna stand in the middle of the ring and laugh at the folks.
I interviewed - no - had lunch with Harper Lee several years ago, trying to convince Harper Lee to do "To Kill a Mockingbird" for the book club. She wouldn't do it. She said, "Honey, I said everything I wanted to say."
I think I'll be a clown when I get grown.
... There ain't one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so I'm gonna join the circus and laugh my head off.
There's a lot of ugly things in this world, son.
I wish I could keep 'em all away from you. That's never possible.
There are some men in this world who are born to do our unpleasant jobs for us.
Your father's one of them.
This time we aren't fighting the Yankees, we're fighting our friends.
But remember this, no matter how bitter things get, they're still our friends and this is still our home.
When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness sake.
But don't make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion faster than adults, and evasion simply muddles 'em.
Folks don't like to have somebody around knowing more than they do.
We're paying the highest tribute you can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It's that simple.
She seemed glad to see me when I appeared in the kitchen, and by watching her I began to think there was some skill involved in being a girl.
I remember reading To Kill A Mockingbird when I was 12.
What I liked about it is that it was all seen through a child's eyes. It was Harper Lee going back and writing it from the way a child would see those things.
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.
Let the dead bury the dead.
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.
That proves something- that a gang of wild animals can be stopped, simply because they're still human.
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.