To Kill a Mockingbird Quotations

Reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" Quotations Feels Like Reading About Real People

To Kill a Mocking-bird by Harper Lee.
Tony Roberts Pickersgill Reef

The beauty of this narrative,

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Atticus Finch

  • Before Jem looks at anyone else he looks at me, and I've tried to live so I can look squarely back at him.
  • (about Calpurnia) We couldn't operate a single day without Cal, have you ever thought of that?"
  • I was to think of these days many times. Of Jem, and Dill, and Boo Radley, and Tom Robinson, and Atticus. He would be in Jem's room all night, and he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning.
  • (about Jem) You can pet him, Mr. Arthur. He's asleep. Couldn't if he was awake, though; he wouldn't let you. Go ahead.
  • (about Atticus) He liked Maycomb, he was Maycomb County born and bred; he knew his people, they knew him, and because of Simon Finch's industry, Atticus was related by blood and marriage to nearly every family in the town.
Dill Harris
  • I'm Charles Baker Harris. I can read. I can read anything you've got.
  • That wasn't it, he -- they just wasn't interested in me.
  • I'm little but I'm old.
  • Let's see the room that they locked Boo up in. My aunt says it's bat-infested, and he nearly died from the mildew. Come on. I bet they got chains and instruments of torture down there.
Dolphus Raymond
Sheriff Tate

(describing Arthur 'Boo' Radley) Well, judgin' from his tracks, he's about six and a half feet tall. He eats raw squirrels and all the cats he can catch. There's a long, jagged scar that runs all the way across his face. His teeth are yella and rotten. His eyes are popped. And he drools most of the time.