HARPER LEE FATHER QUOTES

“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.”

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

“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 you see it through no matter what.”

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

“Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of (another)… 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, and you can look down the street and see the results.”

“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

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

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

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

“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.”

“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”

“I ain’t ever seen any jury decide in favor of a colored man over a white man.”

“Just because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason not to try to win.”

“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.”

“You’re not a kid anymore. Stand up for yourself.” SELF QUOTES CAPTIONS

“Every man’s island, Jean Louise, every man’s watchman, is his conscience.”

“Before I can live with other folks, I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”

“But remember this, no matter how bitter things get, they’re still our friends and this is still our home.”

“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.”

“I hope and pray that I can get Jem and Scout through it without bitterness, and most of all, without catching Maycomb’s usual disease.”

“Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.”

“You just have to do all you can, you know, and if you do it, and the angels don’t help you, well, you just stand up and do it anyway.”

“Things haven’t caught up with that one’s instinct yet. Let him get a little older and he won’t get sick and cry. Maybe things’ll strike him as being-not quite right, say, but he won’t cry, not when he gets a few years on him.”

“I don’t care what you do, so long as you do 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.”

“You’re going to be a great lady someday. I’d like to think of myself as one, too.”

“I’m no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system—that is no ideal to me, it is a living, working reality.”

“Let’s try and make a go of it, ourselves. You, me, and Scout.”

“Miss Jean Louise, you don’t know your pa’s not a run-of-the-mill man, it’ll take a few years for that to sink in—you haven’t seen enough of the world yet. You haven’t even seen this town, but all you gotta do is step back inside the courthouse.”