To Kill a Mockingbird Quotes From Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird was a debut novel by Harper Lee, and a true classic of modern American literature.

To Kill a Mockingbird

The book is about a family – a widowed father and his two children – who are living in Alabama in the 1930s. It became a best-seller and was also made into a memorable movie in 1962.


Here are some memorable quotes from the To Kill a Mockingbird book.


“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”

“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”

“People don’t like to have somebody knowing more than they do. It aggravates them.”

“You don’t have to learn much out of books, it’s like if you want to learn about cows, you go milk one.”

“People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.”

“You see they could never, never understand that I live like I do because that’s the way I want to live.”

“Sometimes it’s better to bend the law a little in special cases.”

“If we followed our feelings all the time, we’d be like cats chasin’ their tails.”

 “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view—” “Sir?” “—until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”