To Kill a Mockingbird Key Quotes

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Sofalof
  • Created on: 19-05-13 17:23


  • 'Jem told me I was being a girl, that girls always imagined things, that's why other people hated them so'
  • "Hey, Mr Cunningham"
  • 'things were utterly dull'
  • 'I was more at home in my father's world'
  • 'Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley proch was enough.'
1 of 8


  • "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."
  • "Atticus was feeble: he was nearly fifty"
  • "The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's concience."
  • "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"
  • "There's nothing more sickening to me than a low-grade white man who'll take advantage of a Negro's ignorance"
2 of 8


  • 'Jem was a born hero'
  • 'brief indecision on the ethics of witholding his own dime'
  • 'Jem shook his head. As Atticus's fists went to his hips, so did Jem's'
3 of 8


  • 'pocket Merlin'
  • "In a pig's ear you did, Dill. Hush"
  • "they just wasn't interested in me."
  • 'Dill had started crying'
4 of 8


  • 'She slept in a folding cot in the kitchen'
  • "Now you all quit that"
  • 'Calpurnia's hands went to our shoulders'
  • 'Calpurnia lead a modest double life'
  • 'she was talking like the rest of them'
5 of 8

Tom Robinson

  • "He's been a faithful member of First Purchase since he was a boy"
  • 'Tom Robinson's powerful shoulders rippled under his thin shirt...His left arm was fully twelve inches shorter than his right, and hung dead at his side'
  • 'Tom's black velvet skin had begun to shine, and he ran his hand over his face'
  • "I didn't wanta puch her or nothin'"
  • "I felt right sorry for her"
6 of 8

'Boo' Arthur Radley

  • 'a malevolent phantom'
  • 'Any stealthy small crimes committed in Maycomb were his work'
  • 'The Radleys, welcome anywhere in town, kept to themselves, a predeilection unforgivable in Maycomb'
  • "Will you take me home?' He almost whispered it, in the voice of a child afraid of the dark.'
  • 'Soemone inside the house was laughing'
7 of 8

The Ewell Family

  • 'the Ewells had been the disgrace of Maycomb for three generations'
  • 'bantam **** of a man'
  • 'his face was as red as his neck'
  • 'like a steady eyed cat with a twitchy tail'
  • 'Maycomb gave them Christmas baskets, welfare money and the back of its hand'
8 of 8


No comments have yet been made

Similar English Literature resources:

See all English Literature resources »See all To Kill a Mockingbird resources »