Our Top 10 Favourite Quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird

The literary event of the year is one week away! Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee is on sale July 14th and to celebrate the official countdown, we’ve shared 10 of our favourite quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird below.

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

"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." ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I'd have the facts.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

"There's a lot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep 'em all away from you." ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“With him, life was routine; without him, life was unbearable.”  ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“Atticus, he was real nice."  "Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

"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 see it through no matter what." ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

And, of course:

"Hey, Boo." ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

It seems our favourite lines are, for the most part, words of wisdom from Atticus to Jem and Scout. Personally, I can’t wait to see what we can learn from him now that Scout, Jem, and readers worldwide — whether you read it for the first time in your grade nine lit class or earlier this year — are older and wiser.

Are you excited for Go Set a Watchman? If so, tell us in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader.

Kaiti

Follow me on Twitter @ktvncnt & @SavvyReader

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