I began re-reading “To kill a mockingbird” by Harper Lee recently and for the few who haven’t read it yet, this book has little to do with mockingbirds. For a very long time, Louisa May Alcott’s “Little women, Good wives” was on top of my favorite books list but after reading Mockingbird, there is now a shift in the top 3 position.
So today, I am going to share with you some of my favorite quotes from To Kill A Mockingbird:
1) 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
2) As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men everyday 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.
3) “Cry about the simple hell people give other people- without even thinking. Cry about the hell white people give colored folks without even stopping to think that they’re people too.”
4) People generally see what they look for and hear what they listen for.
5) 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. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
6) 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.
7) People in their right minds never take pride in their talent.
8) Until I feared I would lose it, I never learned to read. One does not love breathing.
And my personal favorite:
“It’s not time to worry yet”– This particular quote was repeated through out the book numerous times. And now, anytime I feel down in the dumps, I think to myself, it’s not yet time to worry.
Thanks for reading and Have a Lovely day! 🙂