He aint ever harmed us … He coulda cut my throat from ear to ear but he tries to mend my pants instead …
Jem about Boo
… Every lawyer gets at least one case in his lifetime that affects him personally. This one’s mine I guess.
Atticus about the Tom Robinson case
I guess it ain’t your fault if Uncle Atticus is a ****** lover…
Francis to Scout
When Jem and I fuss Atticus doesn’t ever just listen to Jem’s side of it, he hears mine too…
Scout to Uncle Jack
The jury couldn’t possibly be expected to take Tom Robinson’s word against the Ewells’…
Atticus to Uncle Jack
Shoot all the blue jays you want … But remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.
Atticus to Scout and Jem
Mockingbirds … Don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.
Miss Maudie to Scout
Atticus is a gentleman, just like me!
Jem about Atticus
Your Father’s no better than the ******s and trash he works for!
Mrs Dubose about Atticus
I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.
Atticus about Mrs Dubose 1
She was the bravest person I ever knew.
Atticus about Mrs Dubose 2
She was all angles and bones; … Her hand was as wide as a bed slat and twice as hard.
Scout about Calpurnia
… A pocket merlin …
Scout about Dill
There goes the meanest man ever God blew breath into.
Calpurnia about Mr Radley
Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom.
Scout about Boo Radley
Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall … His hands were blood stained .. What teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time.
Jem’s description of Boo Radley
The Cunninghams … Never took anything off anybody, they get along on what they have. They don’t have much but they get along on it,
Scout in school
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus to Scout
… The disgrace of Maycomb for three generations … They were people but they lived like animals.
Atticus about the Ewells
Atticus Finch is the same in his house as he is on the public streets.
Anti us ain’t ever whipped me as long as I can remember. I wanta keep it that way.
Jem about Atticus whipping him
Looks like all of Maycomb was out tonight, in one way or another.
Atticus about Boo