Harper Lee Quotes

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Harper Lee quotes: As a reader I loathe introductions ... Introductions inhibit pleasure, they kill the joy of anticipation, they frustrate curiosity. As a reader I loathe introductions ... Introductions inhibit pleasure, they kill the joy of anticipation, they frustrate curiosity.
Harper Lee quotes: It's alive!" she screamed. The It's alive!" she screamed. The
Harper Lee quotes: There are ways of doing things you dont't know about There are ways of doing things you dont't know about
Harper Lee quotes: Blind, that's what I am. I never opened my eyes. I never thought to look into people's hearts, I looked only in their faces. Blind, that's what I am. I never opened my eyes. I never thought to look into people's hearts, I looked only in their faces.
Harper Lee quotes: A man can appear to be a part of something not-so-good on its face, but don't take it upon yourself to judge him unless you know his motives as well. A man can appear to be a part of something not-so-good on its face, but don't take it upon yourself to judge him unless you know his motives as well.
Harper Lee quotes: I know now what he was trying to do, but Atticus was only a man. It takes awoman to do that kind of work. I know now what he was trying to do, but Atticus was only a man. It takes a
woman to do that kind of work.
Harper Lee quotes: You've really got to start hitting the books because it's no joke out here. You've really got to start hitting the books because it's no joke out here.
Harper Lee quotes: First thing you learn when you're in a lawin' family is that there ain't any definite answers to anything. First thing you learn when you're in a lawin' family is that there ain't any definite answers to anything.
Harper Lee quotes: Talking to Francis gave me the sensation of settling slowly to the bottom of the ocean. Talking to Francis gave me the sensation of settling slowly to the bottom of the ocean.
Harper Lee quotes: She would have pondered over the meaninglessness of silent, austere beauty renewing itself with every sunrise and going ungazed at by half the world. She would have pondered over the meaninglessness of silent, austere beauty renewing itself with every sunrise and going ungazed at by half the world.
Harper Lee quotes: Ladies in bunches always filled me with vague apprehension and a firm desire to be elsewhere. Ladies in bunches always filled me with vague apprehension and a firm desire to be elsewhere.
Harper Lee quotes: Scout- .. Uncle Jack?"Uncle Jack- "Ma'am?"Scout- "What's a whore-lady? Scout- .. Uncle Jack?"

Uncle Jack- "Ma'am?"

Scout- "What's a whore-lady?
Harper Lee quotes: I'm Charles Baker Harris...I can read I'm Charles Baker Harris...I can read
Harper Lee quotes: Writing is simply something you must do. It's rather like virtue in that it is its own reward. Writing is simply something you must do. It's rather like virtue in that it is its own reward.
Harper Lee quotes: Equal rights for all, special privileges for none. Equal rights for all, special privileges for none.
Harper Lee quotes: I do wish this time you'd try to dress better while you're home. Folks in town get the wrong impression of you. They think you areahslumming. I do wish this time you'd try to dress better while you're home. Folks in town get the wrong impression of you. They think you are
ah
slumming.
Harper Lee quotes: Mutual defiance made them alike. Mutual defiance made them alike.
Harper Lee quotes: I do my best to love everybody I do my best to love everybody
Harper Lee quotes: She loved everything that grew on God's earth, even weeds. She loved everything that grew on God's earth, even weeds.
Harper Lee quotes: One could be a ray of sunshine in pants as well. -Scout Finch One could be a ray of sunshine in pants as well. -Scout Finch
Harper Lee quotes: With him, life was routine; without him, life was unbearable. With him, life was routine; without him, life was unbearable.
Harper Lee quotes: Hey, Mr. Cunningham. How's your entailment gettin' along? Hey, Mr. Cunningham. How's your entailment gettin' along?
Harper Lee quotes: leave the place. From the day Mr Radley took Arthur home, people said the house died. But leave the place. From the day Mr Radley took Arthur home, people said the house died. But
Harper Lee quotes: 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. 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.
Harper Lee quotes: Naw, Jem, I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks.' Jem Naw, Jem, I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks.' Jem
Harper Lee quotes: The class murmured apprehensively, should she prove to harbor her share of the peculiarities indigenous to that region. The class murmured apprehensively, should she prove to harbor her share of the peculiarities indigenous to that region.
Harper Lee quotes: I just don't like my world disturbed without some warning. I just don't like my world disturbed without some warning.
Harper Lee quotes: People in their right minds never take pride in their talents. People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.
Harper Lee quotes: As Kipling said, that's another story... As Kipling said, that's another story...
Harper Lee quotes: Atticus said, I can take anything anybody calls me so long as it's not true. Atticus said, I can take anything anybody calls me so long as it's not true.
Harper Lee quotes: That Tom had a good chance of going free, or at least of having a new trial. That Tom had a good chance of going free, or at least of having a new trial.
Harper Lee quotes: Atticus was feeble: he was nearly fifty. Atticus was feeble: he was nearly fifty.
Harper Lee quotes: The cold water embraced hime like no woman ever could The cold water embraced hime like no woman ever could
Harper Lee quotes: If you did not want so much, there was plenty. If you did not want so much, there was plenty.
Harper Lee quotes: Nearly never kills a bird Nearly never kills a bird
Harper Lee quotes: Try fighting with your head for a change ... it's a good one, even if it does resist learning. Try fighting with your head for a change ...
it's a good one, even if it does resist learning.
Harper Lee quotes: Dear goodness, the things you learned. Dear goodness, the things you learned.
Harper Lee quotes: Ladies bathed before noon, after their three o'clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum. Ladies bathed before noon, after their three o'clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum.
Harper Lee quotes: Mockingbirds don't do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. Mockingbirds don't do one thing except make music for us to enjoy.
Harper Lee quotes: Shoulder up, I reeled around to face Boo Radley and his bloody fangs; instead, I saw Dill ringing the bell with all his might in Atticus's face. Shoulder up, I reeled around to face Boo Radley and his bloody fangs; instead, I saw Dill ringing the bell with all his might in Atticus's face.
Harper Lee quotes: People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for. People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.
Harper Lee quotes: Jem was a born hero. Jem was a born hero.
Harper Lee quotes: See there?" Jem was scowling triumphantly. "Nothin' to it. I swear, Scout, sometimes you act so much like a girl its mortifyin See there?" Jem was scowling triumphantly. "Nothin' to it. I swear, Scout, sometimes you act so much like a girl its mortifyin
Harper Lee quotes: There are some men in this world who are born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. Your father's one of them. There are some men in this world who are born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. Your father's one of them.
Harper Lee quotes: Asked him and he said he wasn't. Besides, nothin's real scary except on books. Asked him and he said he wasn't. Besides, nothin's real scary except on books.
Harper Lee quotes: Aunty said no, that's where we got our small hands and feet. Aunty said no, that's where we got our small hands and feet.
Harper Lee quotes: It seems to me, that love could be labeled poison and we'd drink it anyways. It seems to me, that love could be labeled poison and we'd drink it anyways.
Harper Lee quotes: No, don't tell me, let me tell you: you had a marvelous time but you wouldn't dream of living there. No, don't tell me, let me tell you: you had a marvelous time but you wouldn't dream of living there.
Harper Lee quotes: There was no point in saying you were sorry if you aren't. There was no point in saying you were sorry if you aren't.
Harper Lee quotes: I'm little but I'm old. I'm little but I'm old.
Harper Lee quotes: Jean Louise Finch always made this journey by air, Jean Louise Finch always made this journey by air,
Harper Lee quotes: His lips parted into a timid smile, and our neighbor's image blurred with my sudden tears. "Hey, Boo," I said. His lips parted into a timid smile, and our neighbor's image blurred with my sudden tears. "Hey, Boo," I said.
Harper Lee quotes: When we reached the auditorium, the whole town was there except Atticus and the ladies worn out from decorating, and the usual outcasts and shut-ins. When we reached the auditorium, the whole town was there except Atticus and the ladies worn out from decorating, and the usual outcasts and shut-ins.