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"A Time to Kill" Quotes

"A Time to Kill" Quotes That Bring Racism to the Foreground


A Time to Kill is a story of white supremacy in the small town of Canton, Mississippi. The author uses brutal rape and attempt to murder as the central theme of the story. You can't help feeling angry and sad at the same time, when you read A Time to Kill quotes. These quotes spread a socially relevant message.

Lucien Wilbanks

  • It ain't easy saving the world, even one case at a time.

  • Don't be me, Jake. Be better than me.

  • I cannot promise you riches. What I can offer you the chance to save the world one case at a time.

  • If you win this case, justice will prevail, and if you lose, justice will also prevail. Now that is a strange case.
Ellen Roark
What I suggest is you go to an execution, and see a man be killed. You watch him die, and you watch him beg!

Ellen Roark
Oh I'm sorry, you are the enlightened, yes you are the enlightened, and that's why you brought me here to this, this black diner in this black neighbourhood. Right? So you could convince me you're this JFK-meets-Jesus....Christ white boy?

Freddie Lee Cobb
You can't blame a nigger for being a nigger, no more than you can blame a dog for being a dog.

D.A. Rufus Buckley
Our society cannot condone men who take the law into their own hands.

Gwen Hailey
There was too much damage. She ain't never gonna have kids.

Ethel Twitty
You just went ahead and did what you felt you had to do, no matter what the cost. Some folks think that's brave. Not me, Jake. Now, you may win, but I think we've all lost here.

Deputy Dwayne Powell Looney
No, sir. I hold no ill will toward the man. He did what I would have done.

Deputy Dwayne Powell Looney
He's a hero. You turn him loose.
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