Harper Lee: quote and News

Harper Lee: quote and News

I try not to use the word “fan” when I like an artist’s work because chances are I’d find many of their other works unlikeable. With Harper Lee now, it’s different. I can wholeheartedly say I am a Fan of Harper Lee’s work mostly because she’s only published one Novel or rather one highly acclaimed novel which is still selling even after over fifty years of its original publication. I am talking about, “To kill a mockingbird”, the highly acclaimed southern gothic novel which has little to do with birds and everything to do with morals and conduct.

 Although Harper Lee has been out of sight for the majority of her years post publishing, I happened to stumble upon a quote of hers which is in the image above. Being a picky reader myself, I couldn’t agree more with Ms Lee, the book to read is the one that makes you think.

I would love to share a news that brought me Joy upon hearing it. At the age of eighty-eight, Harper Lee is set to publish her second novel this coming July and what’s more, it is a sequel to her first Novel, mockingbird. This new novel is called Go set a watchman and it follows the main character of her first novel, Scout, twenty years later.

Harper Lee

I am excited and cannot wait to read this new book, how about you?

The above quote is my submission to Writer’s quote Wednesday hosted by Silver Threading.

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes


 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! 🙂

Not Yet Time To Worry-

Not Yet Time To Worry-


It’s not yet time to worry-
he said,
You’ll know when it arrives;
It’s different, takes us up by storm-
and shatters every glass.

So don’t you fret my dear-
he said,
we’re way too far from worry;
Can’t feel the clouds announcing here,
storms not yet approaching.

And worry not did I,
At winds that blew wild at me;
Some glasses still remain intact,
so its not time to worry.
Not yet… anyway