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To Kill a Mockingbird
By Harper Lee
QUOTATION: Id rather you shot at tin cans in the back yard, but
I know youll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if
you can hit em, but remember its a sin to kill a mockingbird....
Mockingbirds dont do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They
dont eat up peoples gardens, dont nest in corncribs,
they dont do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. Thats
why its a sin to kill a mockingbird.
QUOTATION: Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One
does not love breathing.
QUOTATION: The one thing that doesnt abide by majority rule is
a persons conscience.
QUOTATION: As you grow older, youll see white men cheat black men
every day of your life, but let me tell you something and dont you
forget itwhenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter
who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white
man is trash.
QUOTATION: Folks dont like to have somebody around knowin
more than they do. It aggravates em. Youre not gonna change
any of them by talkin right, theyve got to want to learn themselves,
and when they dont want to learn theres nothing you can do
but keep your mouth shut or talk their language.
QUOTATION: Im no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of
our courts and in the jury systemthat is no ideal to me, it is a
living, working reality. Gentlemen, a court is no better than each man
of you sitting before me on this jury. A court is only as sound as its
jury, and a jury is only as sound as the men who make it up.