Atticus Finch Quotes

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Harper Lee
“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.
- Atticus Finch”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee
“Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee
“Are you proud of yourself tonight that you have insulted a total stranger whose circumstances you know nothing about?”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee
“There's a lot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep 'em all away from you. That's never possible.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee
“Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It's knowing you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee
“You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”
Harper Lee

Harper Lee
“I wanted you to see something about her—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 you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. Mrs. Dubose won, all ninety-eight pounds of her. According to her views, she died beholden to nothing and nobody. She was the bravest person I ever knew.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee
“But there is one way in this country in which all men are created equal- there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein, and the ignorant man the equal of any college president. That institution gentlemen, is a court. It can be the Supreme Court of the United States or the humblest JP court in the land, or this honourable court which you serve. Our courts have their faults as does any human institution, but in this country our courts are the great levelers, and in our courts all men are created equal”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Kevin Hearne
“I have been around long enough to discount most superstitions for what they are: I was around when many of them began to take root, after all. But one superstition to which I happen to subscribe is that bad juju comes in threes. The saying in my time was, "Storm clouds are thrice cursed," but I can't talk like that and expect people to believe I'm a twenty-one year-old American. I have to say things like, "Shit happens, man.”
Kevin Hearne, Hounded

Harper Lee
“Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Atticus Poetry
“She was everything real in a world of make-believe. ”
Atticus Poetry, Love Her Wild

Kevin Hearne
“Will you tell me about Genghis Khan’s whores while I’m in the bath?" "Hordes, not whores. He had both, though, now that you mention it." "Sounds like he was a busy guy." You have no idea.”
Kevin Hearne, Hounded

Kevin Hearne
“We don’t need to play her witch’s games. They always want to get you and your little dog, too." "I knew I never should have let you watch The Wizard of Oz." "Toto didn’t deserve that kind of trauma. He was so tiny.”
Kevin Hearne, Hounded

Harper Lee
“Jen and I were accustomed to our father's last-will-and-testament diction, and were at times free to interrupt Atticus for a translation when it was beyond our understanding.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee
“And for goodness' sake put some of the county back where it belongs, the soil erosion's bad enough as it is."
Dill stared at my father's retreating figure.
"He's trying tryin' to be funny," I said.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee
“She was the bravest person I ever knew.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Kevin Hearne
“Sometimes I forget what I look like and I do something out of character, such as sing shepherd tunes in Aramaic while I’m waiting in line at Starbucks, but the nice bit about living in urban America is that people tend to either ignore eccentrics or move to the suburbs to escape them.”
Kevin Hearne, Hounded

Kevin Hearne
“Did Genghis Khan take his coffee black?" Oberon asked me. After my bathtime story, he wanted to be the Genghis Khan of dogs. He wanted a harem full of French poodles, all of whom were named either Fifi or Bambi. It was an amusing habit of his: Oberon had, in the past, wanted to be Vlad the Impaler, Joan of Arc, Bertrand Russell, and any other historical figure I had recently told him about while he was getting a thorough cleansing. His Liberace period had been particularly good for my soul: You haven’t lived until you’ve seen an Irish wolfhound parading around in rhinestone-studded gold lamé.”
Kevin Hearne, Hounded

Kevin Hearne
“Put your affairs in order, mortals,” she boomed, as a gust of wind—yes, wind inside my shop—blew their hair back. “I will feast on your hearts tonight for the offense you gave me. So swears the Morrigan.” I thought it was a bit melodramatic, but one does not critique a death goddess on her oratory delivery.”
Kevin Hearne, Hounded

Kevin Hearne
“That’s what a skinwalker is: a mean asshole with a meaner spirit squatting inside.”

Oberon said.
Kevin Hearne, Tricked

Kevin Hearne
“But for me, the true attraction of America is that it’s practically godless. When I was younger and dodging the Romans, I could hardly walk a mile in Europe without stepping on a stone sacred to some god or other. But out here in Arizona, all I have to worry about is the occasional encounter with Coyote, and I actually rather like him. (He’s nothing like Thor, for one thing, and that right there means we’re going to get along fine. The local college kids would describe Thor as a “major asshat” if they ever had the misfortune to meet him.)”
Kevin Hearne, Hounded

Harper Lee
“La seule chose qui ne doive pas céder à la loi de la majorité est la conscience de l'individu”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Kevin Hearne
“All right. I do not think she will attack, though. She is a nice inhuman." "You mean nonhuman. Inhuman is an adjective," I said, as I rose from the lawn and padded softly around the left side of the house to the backyard. "Hey, I’m not a native speaker. Give me a break.”
Kevin Hearne, Hounded

Kevin Hearne
“Now, I will be the first to admit that human life was not worth much to my generation in the Iron Age, but Flidais and her kind are forever rooted in Bronze Age morality, which goes something like this: If it pleases me, then it is good and I want more; If it displeases me, then it must be destroyed as soon as possible, but preferably in a way that enhances my reputation so that I can achieve immortality in the songs of bards.”
Kevin Hearne, Hounded

Lisa Henry
“(Brin) 'How good is your lawyer, on a scale of Atticus Finch to Franklin and Bash?”
Lisa Henry, The Good Boy

Kevin Hearne
“Anyone with a cursory knowledge of mythology knows that it is suicidal to sexually harass a goddess. Look what Artemis did to that guy who stumbled across her bathing.”
Kevin Hearne, Hounded

Kevin Hearne
“Being immortal did not make me invincible. Look at what the Bacchants did to that poor Orpheus fella.”
Kevin Hearne, Hounded

“For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth." -”
Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

Harper Lee
“He's the same in the court-room as he is on the public streets.”
Harper Lee, York Notes: To Kill a Mockingbird

Kevin Hearne
“ You mean nonhuman. Inhuman is an adjective, I said, as I rose from the lawn and padded softly around the left side of the house to the backyard. ”
Kevin Hearne, Hounded

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