Harper Lee Quotes

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Harper Lee Quotes

Dont matter who they are, anybody sets foot in this houses yo compny, and dont you let me catch you remarkin on their ways like you was so high and and mighty! Yo folks might be bettern the Cunninghams but it dont count for nothin the way youre disgracin em.
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I was born good but had grown progressively worse every year.
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— Harper Lee

Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passin'.

— Harper Lee

When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.

— Harper Lee

I need a watchman to tell me this is what a man says but this is what he means, to draw a line down the middle and say here is this justice and there is that justice and make me understand the difference.

— Harper Lee

Sometimes it's better to bend the law a little in special cases.

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Miss Maudie's hand closed tightly on mine, and I said nothing. Its warmth was enough.

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I guess when you're hurt your first instinct's to hurt back.

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Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person isn't the way they actually are.

— Harper Lee

It's like bein' a caterpillar in a cocoon, that's what it is ... Like somethin' asleep wrapped up in a warm place. I always thought Maycomb folks were the best folks in the world, least that's what they seemed like

— Harper Lee

Those children to work while Tom's in jail. If

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Mr. Clinton," he had said, when Henry ventured to inquire about a particularly ambiguous examination, "you may write until doomsday for all I care, but if your answers do not coincide with my answers they are wrong. Wrong, sir.

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But before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself.

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Education than most coloured folks. When she squinted

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Yes. I'll accept being called a snob when it comes to government. I'd like very much to be left alone to manage my own affairs in a live-and-let-live economy, I'd like for my state to be left alone to keep house without advice from the NAACP, which knows next to nothing about its business and cares less. That organization has stirred up more trouble in the past five years-

— Harper Lee

He declined to let us take our air rifles to the Landing (I had already begun to think of shooting Francis)

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