To Kill a Mockingbird Quotes by Atticus Finch, Scout, Jem, Miss Maudie
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Atticus Finch Quotes From To Kill A Mockingbird
Atticus Finch is the most wise and moral character in the book To Kill a Mockingbird. Because of this many of the most well known quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird are said by Atticus.
"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." - Chapter 3 of To Kill a Mockingbird
This is probably the most famous quote from To Kill a Mockingbird. Here Atticus is saying that we should not judge another person if we have not experienced what they have been through.
"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 quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles 'em." - Chapter 9 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"You might hear some ugly talk about it at school, but do one thing for me if you will: 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." - Chapter 9 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win" - Chapter 9 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." - Chapter 10 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions... but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesnít abide by majority rule is a personís conscience." - Chapter 11 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"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." - Chapter 11 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"It's not time to worry yet" - Chapter 11 and Chapter 22 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"Our courts have their faults, as does any human institution, but in this country our courts are the great levellers, and in our courts all men are created equal." - Chapter 20 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"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." - Chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don't you forget it - whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash." - Chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"Atticus, he was real nice"
"Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them." - Chapter 31 of To Kill a Mockingbird
Here Scout is talking to Atticus about how Boo Radley turned out to be a very nice person, despite her originally thinking he was a monster. Atticus points out that most people turn out to be good once you get to know them and that it's usually prejudging people without knowing them that makes you dislike others.
Scout Finch Quotes From To Kill A Mockingbird"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing." - Chapter 2 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I'd have the facts." - Chapter 7 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"I asked him to pass the damn ham, please" - Chapter 9 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"I was born good but had grown progressively worse every year." - Chapter 9 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived." - Chapter 11 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"With him, life was routine; without him, life was unbearable." - Chapter 12 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"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." - Chapter 15 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks." - Chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"One time Atticus said you never really knew a man until you stood in his shoes and walked around in them." - Chapter 31 of To Kill a Mockingbird
This quote underlines the value of empathy, a frame of mind that speaks of compassion towards other people and understanding of what they are going through in life.
Jem Finch Quotes From To Kill A Mockingbird"Atticus says 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." - Chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"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." - Chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird
Miss Maudie Quotes From To Kill A Mockingbird"There are just some kind of men who - who're so busy worrying about the next world they've never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results." - Chapter 5 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"You are too young to understand it ... but sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of - oh, of your father." - Chapter 5 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"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." - Chapter 10 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"People in their right minds never take pride in their talents." - Chapter 10 of To Kill a Mockingbird
"Whether Maycomb knows it or not, we're paying the highest tribute we can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It's that simple." - Chapter 24 of To Kill a Mockingbird