Have you loved the Finchs in this epic novel that talks about fighting for your rights and standing with equality? Then these 8 quotes will make you relive the novel.
These quotes from the book, To Kill A Mockingbird are something that reverberate through your soul, boggling your mind. This book is a gem and here we are spreading some of it’s shine.
Read these five quotes from the book to relive it’s story:
1. “People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”
So true Harper Lee. It is very difficult for humans to see the reality as it is.
2. “The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”
This line from the book tells us one thing – the majority isn’t always right. It is important to question yourself before siding with the majority. One’s conscience will stand strong by a fact even if a hundred people say the exact opposite.
3. “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
We don’t value something until it is lost.
4. “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.”
A good lesson!
5. “Atticus, he was real nice.”
“Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.”
This advice from Atticus Finch to his daughter is extremely valuable!
6. “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.”
This is a beautiful metaphor. It is a sin to trouble (kill) those who are innocent.
7. “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.”
He understood that bravery had nothing to do with violence.
8. “People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.”
Stop boasting. Remain down to earth. Perfect advice!
Dear Harper Lee, thank you for this amazing classic!