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To Kill a Mocking Bird Quotes

Watch Out for the Misspelling in the Title: To Kill a Mocking Bird Quotes


When Harper Lee wrote her famous narrative, To Kill a Mockingbird, little could she have imagined that people would misspell the title! To give you some background information about mockingbirds; they are slim, grey birds, which can mimic the songs of 40 different birds. "Mocking bird" (which is a misspelling) has a different connotation. To enable readers to reach the right destination (notwithstanding the misspelling), I have a page of To Kill a Mocking Bird quotes. Please note that the correct spelling of the title is To Kill a Mockingbird.


  • Atticus don't ever do anything to Jem and me in the house that he don't do in the yard.

  • I saw Atticus carrying Miss Maudie's heavy oak rocking-chair, and thought it most sensible of him to save what she valued most.

  • Atticus Finch is the same in his house as he is on the public streets.

Atticus Finch
  • 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.

  • Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up, is something I don't pretend to understand… I just hope that Jem and Scout come to me for their answers instead of listening to the town. I hope they trust me enough…

  • I'm simply defending a Negro... there's been some high talk around town to the effect that I shouldn't do much about defending this man.

  • If I didn't I couldn't hold up my head in town, I couldn't represent my county in legislature, I couldn't even tell you or Jem not to do something again.

Miss Maudie Atkinson
He can do plenty of things... He can make somebody's will so airtight you can't break it.

Sheriff Heck Tate
Didn't you know your daddy's the best shot in this county?

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