- Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing (Scout).
- The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience (Atticus).
- Lemonade in the middle of the morning was a summertime ritual.
- Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird (Atticus).
- Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy (Miss Maudie).
- People in their right minds never take pride in their talents (Miss Maudie).
- I couldn’t go to church and worship God if I didn’t try to help that man (Atticus).
- One went to Maycomb to have his teeth pulled, his wagon fixed, his money deposited, his soul saved, his mules vetted.
- A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only as sound as the men who make it up (Atticus).
- If you had been on that jury, son, and eleven other boys like you, Tom would be a free man (Atticus).
- Haints, Hot Steams, incantations, secret signs, had vanished with our years as mist with sunrise (Scout).
- Jem was becoming almost as good as Atticus at making you feel right when things went wrong (Scout).
- Best way to clear the air is to have it all out in the open (…) I don’t want him growing with a whisper about him (Atticus).
- Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.
To Kill a Mockingbird