Harper Lee Quotes In English

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Harper Lee Quotes In English

Hello, Welcome in collection of Harper Lee’s quotes and sayings on books, writing, point of view, advice, conscience, majority, childhood, success, courage, death etc. Our team gives you some quotes about Harper Lee. She was born on 28 April 1926, Monroeville, Alabama, United States. Nelle Harper Lee was an American novelist best known for her 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird. It won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature. Lee only published two books, yet she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007 for her contribution to literature. She died in 19 February 2016, Monroeville, Alabama, United States.

  • “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.”

  • “The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.”

  • “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.”

  • “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.”

  • “It’s not time to worry yet”

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  • “Turtles don’t feel, stupid,” said Jem. “Were you ever a turtle, huh?”

  • “You can choose your friends but you sho’ can’t choose your family, an’ they’re still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge ’em or not, and it makes you look right silly when you don’t.”

  • “When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.”

  • “Pass the damn ham, please.”

  • “You see they could never, never understand that I live like I do because that’s the way I want to live.”

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  • “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.”

  • “One must lie under certain circumstances and at all times when one can’t do anything about them.”

  • “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. -Atticus Finch”

  • “Talking to Francis gave me the sensation of settling slowly to the bottom of the ocean.”

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

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  • “Sometimes we have to kill a little so we can live.”

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

  • “In other words, all I want to be is the Jane Austen of south Alabama”

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

  • “Courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.”

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

  • “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.”

  • “Atticus, he was real nice.” “Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.”

  • “I was taught never to take advantage of anybody who was less fortunate than myself, whether he be less fortunate in brains, wealth, or social position; it meant anybody…”

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

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  • “Go away, the old buildings said. There is no place for you here. You are not wanted. We have secrets.”

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

  • “Don’t push her. Let her go at her own speed. Push her and every mule in the county’d be easier to live with.”

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

  • “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.”

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  • “Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passin’.”

  • “You can pet him, Mr. Arthur. He’s asleep…”

  • “Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself…It’s a self-exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necessarily his demon, but of his divine discontent.”

  • “I came to the conclusion that people were just peculiar, I withdrew from them, and never thought about them until I was forced to.”

  • “That boy is your company. And if he wants to eat up that tablecloth, you let him, you hear?”

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

  • “There’s a lot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep ’em all away from you. That’s never possible.”

  • “Autumn was her happiest season.”

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

  • “I’m Charles Baker Harris…I can read”

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  • “I’m little but I’m old.”

  • “Don’t you study about other folks’s business till you take care of your own.”

  • “He turned out the light and went into Jem’s room. He would be there all night, and he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning.”

  • “Nothin’s real scary except in books.”

  • “Some negroes lie, some are immoral, some negro men are not be trusted around women – black and white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men.”

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  • “I need a watchman to tell me this is what a man says but this is what he means, to draw a line down the middle and say here is this justice and there is that justice and make me understand the difference.”

  • “They’re ugly, but those are the facts of life.”

  • “Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

  • “I try to give’em a reason, you see. It helps folks if they can latch onto a reason.”

  • “You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”

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  • “Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives.”

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

  • “Everybody’s gotta learn, nobody’s born knowing.”

  • “People don’t like to have somebody knowing more than they do. It aggravates them.”

  • “If you did not want much, there was plenty.”

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  • “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.”

  • “I don’t know, but they did it. They’ve done it before and they did it tonight and they’ll do it again and when they do it–seems that only children weep.”

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

  • “I never loved reading until I feared I would lose it. One does not love breathing.”

  • “You can’t really get to know a person until you get in their shoes and walk around in them.”

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  • “Scout, I�m telling you for the last time, shut your trap or go home – I declare to the Lord you�re gettin� more like a girl every day!” With that, I had no option but to join them.”

  • “A man can condemn his enemies, but it’s wiser to know them.”

  • “Remember this also: it’s always easy to look back and see what we were, yesterday, ten years ago. It is hard to see what we are. If you can master that trick, you’ll get along.”

  • “See there?” Jem was scowling triumphantly. “Nothin’ to it. I swear, Scout, sometimes you act so much like a girl its mortifyin”

  • “As sure as time, history is repeating itself, and as sure as man is man, history is the last place he’ll look for his lessons.”

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  • “Dill?” Mm?” Why do you reckon Boo Radleys never run off?” Dill sighed a long sigh and turned away from me. Maybe he doesn’t have anywhere to run off to”

  • “I wonder how much of the day I spend just callin’ after you.”

  • “I don’t want to hear any words like that while I’m here. Scout, you’ll get in trouble if you go around saying things like that. You want to grow up to be a lady, don’t you?’ I said not particularly.”

  • “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.”

  • “Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It’s knowing 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.”

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  • “[T]he time your friends need you is when they’re wrong, Jean Louise. They don’t need you when they’re right”

  • “She seemed glad to see me when I appeared in the kitchen, and by watching her I began to think there was some skill involved in being a girl.”

  • “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view—” “Sir?” “—until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”

  • “Things are never as bad as they seem.”

  • “Every man’s island, Jean Louise, every man’s watchman, is his conscience. There is no such thing as a collective conscious.”

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  • “As a reader I loathe introductions…Introductions inhibit pleasure, they kill the joy of anticipation, they frustrate curiosity.”

  • “Bad language is a stage all children go through, and it dies with time when they learn they’re not attracting attention with it.”

  • “Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

  • “Are you proud of yourself tonight that you have insulted a total stranger whose circumstances you know nothing about?”

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

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

  • “Things are always better in the morning.”

  • “Prejudice, a dirty word, and faith, a clean one, have something in common: they both begin where reason ends.”

  • “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.”

  • “Ladies in bunches always filled me with vague apprehension and a firm desire to be elsewhere.”

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  • “I was born good but had grown progressively worse every year. Scout”

  • “I just thought you’d like to know I can read. You got anything needs readin’ I can do it.”

  • “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.”

  • “Long ago, in a burst of friendliness, Aunty and Uncle Jimmy produced a son named Henry…”

  • “Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”

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  • “Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.”

  • “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.”

  • “Finders were keepers unless title was proven.”

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

  • “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.”

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  • “The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”

  • “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.”

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

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