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9 thought-provoking quotations from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

9 thought-provoking quotes from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a MockingbirdGo Set a Watchman

Harper Lee died on 19 February, 2016, at at the age of 89.

To celebrate the life of this remarkable novelist, we have collected some of the best quotations from her famous and beloved novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.

- Atticus Finch

Things are never as bad as they seem.

- Miss Maudie

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.

- Scout

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.

- Atticus Finch

People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.

- Judge Taylor

The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.

- Atticus Finch

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

- Miss Maudie

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.

- Scout

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

- Scout

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