Mockingbird Quotes

Quotes tagged as "mockingbird" (showing 1-15 of 15)
Harper Lee
“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee
“Before Jem looks at anyone else he looks at me, and I’ve tried to live so I can look squarely back at him.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee
“Summer was on the way; Jem and I awaited it with impatience. Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the tree house; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Kathryn Erskine
“Understanding people’s difficulties and—just as crucial—helping people understand their own difficulties and teaching them concrete ways to help themselves will help them better deal with their own lives and, in turn, ours.”
Kathryn Erskine, Mockingbird

Harper Lee
“On any other day she would have stood barefoot on the wet grass listening to the mockingbirds' early service; 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 walked beneath yellow-ringed pines rising to a brilliant eastern sky, and her senses would have succumbed to the joy of the morning.

It was waiting to receive her, but she neither looked nor listened.”
Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman

Kathryn Erskine
“Even though I didn't think I'd like empathy it kind of creeps up on you and makes you feel all warm and glowy inside. I don't think I want to go back to life without empathy.”
Kathryn Erskine, Mockingbird

Kathryn Erskine
“Understanding people’s difficulties and—just as crucial—helping people understand their own difficulties and teaching them concrete ways to help themselves will help them better deal with their own lives and, in turn, ours.”
Kathryn Erskine, Mockingbird

Harper Lee
“The gum looked fresh. I sniffed it and it smelled all right. I licked it and waited for a while. When I did not die, I crammed it into my mouth: Wrigley's Double Mint.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee
“I'd rather you shot at tin cans in the back yard, but i know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.....

Mockingbirds don't do one thing to but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's garden, don't nest in corncribs,they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
Harper Lee

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

“Listen to the nightsky, the Mockingbird always sing you my lullaby.”
Jmemo

Harper Lee
“Honey, the sun rises and sets with that Bill of hers. Everything he says is Gospel. She loves her man."
"Is that what loving your man is?"
"Has a lot to do with it."
Jean Louise said, "You mean losing your own identity, don't you?"
"In a way, yes," said Henry.
"Then I doubt if I shall ever marry.”
Harper Lee

“My heart is like a Mockingbird, it sings of your enthralling soul every now and then. And, even when I yearn to evade the lyric. I can't. Because, as it turns out, it's a sin to kill a Mockingbird.”
Mohit Kaushik |Yenugwar|

Harper Lee
“Boo and I walked up the steps to the porch. His fingers found the doorknob. He gently released my hand, opened the door, enter inside, and shut the door behind him. I never saw him again.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee
“Let the dead bury the dead...”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird