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To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a novel about how one family stood up against racism. A young girl called “Scout,”  Atticus Finch’s daughter narrates the story.

Atticus Finch is a lawyer and a man of integrity. He’s assigned to defend Tom Robinson, a Black man wrongfully accused of raping a young White woman. Although the case seems impossible, Atticus risks everything in his valiant fight. No matter the outcome of the case, his family will learn the value of courage and integrity.

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To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes With Page Numbers Chapter 1

“Atticus had urged them to accept the state’s generosity in allowing them to plead Guilty to second-degree murder and escape with their lives, but they were Haverfords, in Maycomb County a name synonymous with jackass. The Haverfords had dispatched Maycomb’s leading blacksmith in a misunderstanding arising from the alleged wrongful detention of a mare, were imprudent enough to do it in the presence of three witnesses, and insisted that the son-of-a-bitch-had-it-coming-to-him was a good enough defence for anybody.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout as narrator), Chapter 1, Page 5

 

“Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it. In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop; grass grew on the sidewalks, the courthouse sagged in the square. Somehow, it was hotter then: a black dog suffered on a summer’s day; bony mules hitched to Hoover carts flicked flies in the sweltering shade of the live oaks on the square. Men’s stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon, after their three o’clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout as narrator), Chapter 1, Page 5

 

“Thereafter the summer passed in routine contentment. Routine contentment was: improving our treehouse that rested between giant twin chinaberry trees in the back yard, fussing, running through our list of dramas based on the works of Oliver Optic, Victor Appleton, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. (…) Thus we came to know Dill as a pocket Merlin, whose head teemed with eccentric plans, strange longings, and quaint fancies.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout as narrator), Chapter 1, Page 8

 

“Of all days Sunday was the day for formal afternoon visiting: ladies wore corsets, men wore coats, children wore shoes.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout as narrator), Chapter 1, Page 10

 

“Nobody knew what form of intimidation Mr. Radley employed to keep Boo out of sight, but Jem figured that Mr. Radley kept him chained to the bed most of the time. Atticus said no, it wasn’t that sort of thing, that there were other ways of making people into ghosts.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout as narrator), Chapter 1, Page 12

 

“Jem gave a reasonable description of Boo: Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that’s why his hands were bloodstained – if you ate animal raw, you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout as narrator), Chapter 1, Page 14

37 Scout Finch Quotes With Page Numbers

 

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes With Page Numbers Chapter 2

 

“Miss Caroline seemed unaware that the ragged, denim-shirted and floursack-skirted first grade, most of whom had chopped cotton and fed hogs from the time they were able to walk, were immune to imaginative literature.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout as narrator), Chapter 2, Page 18

 

“I suppose she chose me because she knew my name; as I read the alphabet a faint line appeared between her eyebrows, and after making me read most of My First Reader and the stock-market quotations from The Mobile Register aloud, she discovered that I was literate and looked at me with more than faint distaste. Miss Caroline told me to tell my father not to teach me any more, it would interfere with my reading.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout as narrator), Chapter 2, Page 19

 

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

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch as narrator), Chapter 2, Page 20

 

“You don’t have to learn much out of books, it’s like if you want to learn about cows, you go milk one.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Jem Finch), Chapter 2, Page 20

 

“I thought she was going to spit in it, which was the only reason anybody in Maycomb held out his hand: it was a time-honored method of sealing oral contracts. Wondering what bargain we had made, I turned to the class for an answer, but the class looked back at me in puzzlement.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch as narrator), Chapter 2, Page 24

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes With Page Numbers Chapter 3

“There’s some folks who don’t eat like us,” she whispered fiercely, “but you ain’t called on to contradict ’em at the table when they don’t. That boy’s yo’ comp’ny and if he wants to eat up the table cloth you let him, you hear?”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Calpurnia), Chapter 3, Page 27

 

“if you can learn a simple trick, you’ll get along a lot better with all kind of folks.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 3, Page 33

A picture of white flowers on a tree, with the quote, “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.” ~Harper Lee, 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.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 3, Page 33

 

“Sometimes it’s better to bend the law a little in special cases.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 3, Page 33

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes With Page Numbers Chapter 4

“Summer was on the way; Jem and I awaited it with impatience. Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the tree house; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch), Chapter 4, Page 38

 

“Finders were keepers unless title was proven.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch as narrator), Chapter 4, Page 39

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes With Page Numbers Chapter 5

“He said I was the only girl he would ever love, then he neglected me. I beat him up, but it did no good.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch as narrator), Chapter 5, Page 46

 

“Time spent indoors was time wasted.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch as narrator), Chapter 5, Page 47

 

“Miss Maudie settled her bridgework. “You know old Mr. Radley was a foot-washing Baptist—” “That’s what you are, ain’t it?” “My shell’s not that hard, child. I’m just a Baptist.” “Don’t you all believe in foot-washing?” “We do. At home in the bathtub.” “But we can’t have communion with you all—”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Miss Maudie), Chapter 5, Page 49

 

“Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whisky bottle in the hand of (another)… There are just some kind of men who – 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.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Miss Maudie), Chapter 5, Page 50

 

“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.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Miss Maudie), Chapter 5, Page 50

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes With Page Numbers Chapter 6 – 8

“Matches were dangerous, but cards were fatal.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch as narrator), Chapter 6, Page 62

“Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I’d have the facts.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch), Chapter 7, Page 67

“Mr. Avery said it was written on the Rosetta Stone that when children disobeyed their parents, smoked cigarettes and made war on each other, the seasons would change: Jem and I were burdened with the guilt of contributing to the aberrations of nature, thereby causing unhappiness to our neighbors and discomfort to ourselves.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch as narrator), Chapter 8, Page 72

 

“I didn’t know how you were going to do it, but from now on I’ll never worry about what’ll become of you, son, you’ll always have an idea.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 8, Page 76

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes With Page Numbers Chapter 9

“‘s what everybody at school says.”
“From now on it’ll be everybody less one–”
“Well if you don’t want me to grow up talkin’ that way, why do you send me to school?”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Characters: Scout Finch and Atticus Finch), Chapter 9, Page 85

 

“Try fighting with your head for a change…
it’s a good one, even if it does resist learning.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 9, Page 87

 

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

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 9, Page 87

 

“I interrupted to make Uncle Jack let me know when he would pull it out, but he held up a bloody splinter in a pair of tweezers and said he yanked it while I was laughing, that was what was known as relativity.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch as narrator), Chapter 9, Page 89

 

“Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire. I could not possibly hope to be a lady if I wore breeches, when I said I could do nothing in a dress, she said I wasn’t supposed to do things that required pants. Aunt Alexandra’s vision of my deportment involved playing with small stoves, tea sets, and wearing the Add-A-Pearl necklace she gave me when I was born; furthermore, I should be a ray of sunshine in my father’s life. I suggested that one could be a ray of sunshine in pants as well, but Aunty said that one had to behave like a sunbeam, that I was born good but had grown progressively worse every year.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch as narrator), Chapter 9, Page 92

 

“When stalking one’s prey, it is best to take one’s time. Say nothing, and as sure as eggs he will become curious and emerge.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch as narrator), Chapter 9, Page 95

 

“Well, in the first place, you stopped to gimme a chance to tell you my side of it- you just lit right into me. When Jem an’ I fuss Atticus doesn’t ever listen to just Jem’s side of it, he hears mine too”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch), Chapter 9, Page 97

 

“I shall never marry, Atticus.”
“Why?”
“I might have children.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Uncle Jack), Chapter 9, Page 99

 

“When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness sake. But don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion faster than adults, and evasion simply muddles ’em.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 9, Page 99

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes With Page Numbers Chapter 10

 

“Atticus was feeble: he was nearly fifty.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch), Chapter 10, Page 102

 

It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird page number

“Atticus said to Jem one day, “I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. “Your father’s right,” she said. “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.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 10, Page 103

 

“Nothing is more deadly than a deserted, waiting street.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch as narrator), Chapter 10, Page 108

 

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

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Miss Maudie), Chapter 10, Page 112

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes With Page Numbers Chapter 11

“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. Try fightin’ with your head for a change.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 11, Page 115

 

“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.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch), Chapter 11, Page 115

 

“I couldn’t go to church and worship God if I didn’t try to help that man.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 11, Page 120

 

“They’re certainly entitled to think that, and they’re entitled to full respect for their opinions,” said Atticus, “but 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.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 11, Page 120

 

“We can’t always have our ‘druthers.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 11, Page 121

 

“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.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 11, Page 124

 

“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.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 11, Page 128

Quotes From To Kill A Mockingbird With Page Numbers Chapter 12 -14

“With him, life was routine; without him, life was unbearable.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch), Chapter 12, Page 132

 

“It’s not necessary to tell all you know. It’s not ladylike — in the second place, folks don’t like to have someone around knowin’ more than they do. It aggravates them. You’re not gonna change any of them by talkin’ right, they’ve got to want to learn themselves, and when they don’t want to learn there’s nothing you can do but keep your mouth shut or talk their language.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Calpurnia), Chapter 12, Page 143

“Dill was off again. Beautiful things floated around in his dreamy head. He could read two books to my one, but he preferred the magic of his own inventions. He could add and subtract faster than lightning, but he preferred his own twilight world, a world where babies slept, waiting to be gathered like morning lilies.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch as narrator), Chapter 14, Page 163

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes With Page Numbers Chapter 15

“in favor of southern womanhood as much as anybody, but not for preserving polite fiction at the expense of human life.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 15, Page 167

 

“In Maycomb, if one went for a walk with no definite purpose in mind, it was correct to believe one’s mind incapable of definite purpose.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch as narrator), Chapter 15, Page 169

 

“Mutual defiance made them alike.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch as narrator), Chapter 15, Page 173

 

“Atticus had said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in, not about what you were interested in.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch as narrator), Chapter 15, Page 174

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes With Page Numbers Chapter 16

“Atticus said naming people after Confederate generals made slow steady drinkers.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch as narrator), Chapter 16, Page 178

 

“That proves something- that a gang of wild animals can be stopped, simply because they’re still human.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 16, Page 179

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes With Page Numbers Chapter 17

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

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Judge Taylor), Chapter 17, Page 198

 

“Never, never, never, on cross-examination ask a witness a question you don’t already know the answer to, was a tenet I absorbed with my baby-food.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch as narrator), Chapter 17, Page 201

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes With Page Numbers Chapter 19

“Atticus sometimes said that one way to tell whether a witness was lying or telling the truth was to listen rather than watch.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch as narrator), Chapter 19, Page 219

 

“Were you so scared that she’d hurt you, you ran, a big buck like you?”

“No suh, I’s scared I’d be in court, just like I am now.”

“Scared of arrest, scared you’d have to face up to what you did?”

“No suh, scared I’d hafta face up to what I didn’t do.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Characters: Mr. Gilmer and Tom Robinson), Chapter 19, Page 225

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes With Page Numbers Chapter 20

“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.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Mr. Raymond), Chapter 20, Page 229

 

“To begin with, this case should never have come to trial…’The state has not produced one iota of medical evidence that the crime Tom Robinson is charged with ever took place… It has relied instead upon the testimony of two witnesses, whose evidence has not only been called into serious question on cross-examination, but has been flatly contradicted by the defendant. Now, there is circumstantial evidence to indicate that Mayella Ewel was beaten – savagely, by someone who led exclusively with his left. And Tom Robinson now sits before you having taken the oath with the only good hand he possesses… his RIGHT. I have nothing but pity in my heart for the chief witness for the State. She is the victim of cruel poverty and ignorance. But my pity does not extend so far as to her putting a man’s life at stake, which she has done in an effort to get rid of her own guilt. Now I say “guilt,” gentlemen, because it was guilt that motivated her. She’s committed no crime – she has merely broken a rigid and time-honored code of our society, a code so severe that whoever breaks it is hounded from our midst as unfit to live with. She must destroy the evidence of her offense. But what was the evidence of her offense? Tom Robinson, a human being. She must put Tom Robinson away from her. Tom Robinson was to her a daily reminder of what she did. Now, what did she do? She tempted a *****. She was white, and she tempted a *****. She did something that, in our society, is unspeakable. She kissed a black man. Not an old uncle, but a strong, young ***** man. No code mattered to her before she broke it, but it came crashing down on her afterwards. The witnesses for the State, with the exception of the sheriff of Maycomb County have presented themselves to you gentlemen, to this court in the cynical confidence that their testimony would not be doubted, confident that you gentlemen would go along with them on the assumption… the evil assumption that all Negroes lie, all Negroes are basically immoral beings, all ***** men are not to be trusted around our women. An assumption that one associates with minds of their caliber, and which is, in itself, gentlemen, a lie, which I do not need to point out to you. And so, a quiet, humble, respectable *****, who has had the unmitigated TEMERITY to feel sorry for a white woman, has had to put his word against TWO white people’s! The defendant is not guilty – but somebody in this courtroom is. Now, gentlemen, in this country, our courts are the great levelers. In our courts, all men are created equal. I’m no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and of our jury system – that’s no ideal to me. That is a living, working reality! Now I am confident that you gentlemen will review, without passion, the evidence that you have heard, come to a decision and restore this man to his family. In the name of GOD, do your duty. In the name of God, believe… Tom Robinson”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 20, Pages 230-31

 

“Thomas Jefferson once said that all men are created equal (…). There is a tendency (…) for certain people to use this phrase out of context, to satisfy all conditions. The most ridiculous example I can think of is that the people who run public education promote the stupid and idle along with the industrious-because all men are created equal, educators will gravely tell you, the children left behind suffer terrible feelings of inferiority. We know all men are not created equal in the sense some people would have us believe-some people are smarter than others, some people have more opportunity because they’re born with it, some men make more money than others, some ladies make better cakes than others-some people are born gifted beyond the normal scope of most men.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 20, Page 233

 

“We know all men are not created equal in the sense some people would have us believe- some people are smarter than others, some people have more opportunity because they’re born with it, some men make more money than others, some ladies make better cakes than others- some people are born gifted beyond the normal scope of men.
But there is one way in this country in which all men are created equal- there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein, and the ignorant man the equal of any college president. That institution, gentlemen, is a court.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 20, Page 233

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes With Page Numbers Chapter 22

“They’ve done it before and they’ll do it again and when they do it — seems that only the children weep. Good night.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 22, Page 243

 

“Things are always better in the morning.”
~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch as narrator), Chapter 22, Page 243

 

“There are some men in this world who are born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. Your father’s one of them.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Miss Maudie), Chapter 22, Pages 245-46

 

“I think I’ll be a clown when I get grown,’ said Dill.
Jem and I stopped in our tracks.
Yes sir, a clown,’ he said. ‘There ain’t one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so I’m gonna join the circus and laugh my head off.’
You got it backwards, Dill,’ said Jem. ‘Clowns are sad, it’s folks that laugh at them.’
Well I’m gonna be a new kind of clown. I’m gonna stand in the middle of the ring and laugh at the folks.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Characters: Dill and Jem), Chapter 22, Page 247

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes With Page Numbers Chapter 23

“The man had to have some kind of comeback, his kind always does. So if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something I’ll gladly take. He had to take it out on somebody and I’d rather it be me than that houseful of children out there.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch, Chapter 23, Page 249

 

“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.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 23, Page 252

 

“As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day 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.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 23, Page 252

 

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

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch), Chapter 23, Page 259

 

“If there’s just one kind of folks, why can’t they get along with each other? If they’re all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other? Scout, I think I’m beginning to understand 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.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Jem Finch), Chapter 23, Page 259

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes With Page Numbers Chapter 24

“I was more at home in my father’s world. People like Mr. Heck Tate did not trap you with innocent questions to make fun of you; even Jem was not highly critical unless you said something stupid. Ladies seemed to live in faint horror of men, seemed unwilling to approve wholeheartedly of them. But I liked them. There was something about them, no matter how much they cussed and drank and gambled and chewed; no matter how undelectable they were, there was something about them that I instinctively liked… they weren’t—

“Hypocrites, Mrs. Perkins, born hypocrites,” Mrs. Merriweather was saying.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Characters: Scout Finch as narrator and Mrs. Merriweather), Chapter 24, Page 267

 

“We’re paying the highest tribute you can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It’s that simple.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 24, (Character: Miss Maudie), Page 269

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes With Page Numbers Chapter 25

“Then Mr. Underwood’s meaning became clear: Atticus had used every tool available to free men to save Tom Robinson, but in the secret courts of men’s hearts Atticus had no case.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch as narrator), Chapter 25, Page 276

“Equal rights for all, special privileges for none.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch), Chapter 26, Page 281

 

“Well, coming out of the courthouse that night Miss Gates was-she goin’ down the steps in front of us, you musta not seen her- she was talking with Miss Stephen Crawford. I heard her say it’s time somebody taught ’em a lesson, they were gettin’ way above themselves, an’ the next thing they think they can do is marry us. Jem, how can you hate Hitler so bad an’ then turn around and be ugly about folks right at home-”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch), Chapter 26, Page 283

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes With Page Numbers Chapter 29

“If we followed our feelings all the time, we’d be like cats chasin’ their tails.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 29, Page 307

 

“There’s just some kind of men you have to shoot before you can say hidy to ’em. Even then, they ain’t worth the bullet it takes to shoot ’em.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Mr. Tate), Chapter 29, Page 308

“Before Jem looks at anyone else he looks at me, and I’ve tried to live so I can look squarely back at him.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 30, Page 314

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes With Page Numbers Chapter 31

“Neighbors bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between. Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives. But neighbors give in return. We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: we had given him nothing, and it made me sad.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch as narrator), Chapter 31, Page 320

 

“Nothin’s real scary except in books.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Scout Finch), Chapter 31, Page 322

 

“Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.”

~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, (Character: Atticus Finch), Chapter 31, Page 323

To Kill A Mockingbird quote you never really understand a person page number

This famous quote by Atticus Finch is on page 33,  chapter 3. Atticus is arguing that you can’t truly understand someone until you see it from their point of view. That means you can’t judge them without having all the facts.

 

To Kill A Mockingbird Page 174 N Word Controversy

Page 174 of To Kill A Mockingbird (depending on the edition) has become controversial because Scout uses the “n-word.”  Atticus tells Scout not to use that word. The confusion and anger over this quote have inspired a meme. To Kill A Mockingbird was set in the American South in the 1930s. Is it fair to judge the book based on today’s standards? Or should the past be ignored and possibly repeated?

“Do you defend n****, Atticus?” I asked him that evening.
“Of course I do. Don’t say n****, Scout. That’s common.”
“‘s what everybody at school says.”
“From now on it’ll be everybody less one—”

Why read this controversial classic novel? To Kill A Mockingbird will give you the courage to do the right thing when everyone else isn’t.

 

 

 

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