To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes

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Racism

‘Now he’s turned out a ******-lover we’ll never walk the streets of Maycomb agin FRANCIS

‘"Yes, suh. I felt sorry for her. She seemed to try more'n the rest of them." "You felt sorry for her, you felt sorry for her?” TOM ROBINSON, MR GILMER

‘but around here once you have a drop of Negro blood, that makes you all black.’  JEM

‘I seen that black ****** yonder ruttin' on my Mayella!’  BOB EWELL

‘She did something that in our society is unspeakable: she kissed a black man.’ ATTICUS

‘In our courts, when it's a white man's word against a black man's, the white man always wins.’ ATTICUS

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Justice and Judgement

‘It was the way he said it made me sick, plain sick. … The way that man called him 'boy' all the time an' sneered at him, an' looked around at the jury every time he answered-‘ DILL

‘She is the victim of cruel poverty and ignorance, but I cannot pity her: she is white’  ATTICUS

‘In the name of God, do your duty.’ ATTICUS

‘Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed.’ SCOUT

‘There's a black boy dead for no reason, and the man responsible for it's dead’ HECK TATE

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Youth/Childhood

‘Atticus had promised me he would wear me out if he ever heard of me fighting any more; I was far too old and too big for such childish things’  SCOUT

‘Jem said I had to grow up some time.’  SCOUT

‘We left him without a word.’  SCOUT

‘"There has been a request," Judge Taylor said, "that this courtroom be cleared of spectators, or at least of women and children”’    JUDGE TAYLOR

‘”Because you’re children and you can understand it… let him get a little older and he won’t get sick and cry”’ DOLPHUS RAYMOND

‘”seems that only children weep” ATTICUS

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Courage

‘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.’ ATTICUS

‘It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what’  ATTICUS

‘You just hold your head high and keep those fists down’   ATTICUS

‘Haints, Hot Steams, incantations, secret signs, had vanished with our years as mist with sunrise. ’  SCOUT

‘You rarely win, but sometimes you do.’  ATTICUS

‘Little Chuck Little got to his feet …Burris seemed to be afraid of a child half his height’ SCOUT

‘It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.’  SCOUT

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Lord of the Flies

'His mind was crowded with memories; memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink.'

"What I mean is . . . maybe it’s only us”

“There isn’t anyone to help you. Only me. And I’m the Beast. . . . Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! . . . You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are the way they are?”

'Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of a true, wise friend called Piggy.'


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Lord of the Flies

"The creature was a party of boys, marching..."

"'We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages. We're English, and the English are best at everything.'"

"Here, invisible yet strong, was the taboo of the old life."

"He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling."

"The world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away."

"'Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!'"

"The desire to squeeze and hurt was over-mastering."

"Piggy's arms and legs twitched a bit, like a pig's after it has been killed."

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Lord of the Flies

'Ralph launched himself like a cat; stabbed, snarling, with the spear, and the savage doubled up.'

"'I should have thought that a pack of British boys... would have been able to put up a better show than that.'"

"What's grown-ups goin' to think? Young Simon was murdered"

“This head is for the beast. It’s a gift."

'Jack, painted and garlanded, sat there like an idol'

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A View From The Bridge

'Mmm! You're an angel! God'll bless you.' BEATRICE

'I know, honey. But if you act like a baby and he be treatin' you like a baby.' BEATRICE

'He dies in her arms, and Beatrice covers him with her body.' STAGE DIRECTION

'He was good to me, Rodolfo. You don't know him; he was always the sweetest guy to me.' CATHERINE

'Give me the number of the Immigration Bureau. I want to report something. Illegal immigrants.' EDDIE

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A View From The Bridge

Catherine (flushed with revolt): 'You wanna dance Rodolfo?' (Eddie freezes)

Catherine (clearing from Beatrice): 'What're you scared of? He's a rat! He belongs in the sewer.'

Catherine: 'Eddie, I never meant to do nothing bad to you.'

Catherine: 'Teach me.' (She is weeping) 'I don't know anything, teach me, Rodolfo, hold me.'

Rodolfo: 'It is my fault, Eddie. Everything. I wish to apologise. It was wrong that I did not ask your permission.'

Rodolfo: 'I would like to go to Broadyway once, Eddie. I would like to walk with her once where theatres are and the opera.'

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A View From The Bridge

Eddie: 'I take the blankets off my bed for him, and he takes and puts his filthy hands on her like a goddamn thief.'

Eddie: 'I want my respect, Beatrice, and you know what I'm talkin' about.'

Catherine: (weeping): He bites people when they sleep! He comes when nobody's lookin' and poisons decent people. In the garbage he belongs!'

Eddie: 'Beautiful. Turn around, lemme see in the back' (she turns for him).

Alfieri: 'Because there's nothing illegal about a girl falling in love with an illegal immigrant.'

Eddie: 'I see it in his eyes; he's laughin' at her and he's laughin' at me.'

Eddie: 'That guy ain't right... I mean he ain't right.'

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